Gregg Shannon, founder and owner of Insurance Fraud Specialists, Inc., got started in the private detective business in 1983, while attending college and working as an undercover agent for the renowned Pinkerton Agency in Santa Ana, CA. After graduating, he worked for various other detective agencies and learned to perform background investigations, locates, interviews, asset searches, recovery, serve subpoenas and conduct surveillance. He worked for civil attorneys (both plaintiff & defense), criminal defense attorneys, insurance related businesses and on domestic cases in Southern California, thus making him a well versed apprentice. In 1987 he became a field supervisor of five surveillance investigators for an insurance fraud investigation agency based in Sherman Oaks, CA and also performed AOE/COE investigations and activity checks through out the entire State of California. In 1988 the company expanded and made Gregg their branch manager for their new San Diego, CA office in charge of running that entire operation. In 1991 Gregg then began his own detective agency in Southern CA and moved his agency to Scottsdale, AZ in 1992 in order to serve the entire Southwest region after becoming licensed in those states. He expanded in 1994 after becoming licensed in several more states to include the Pacific Northwest and in 2015 he did the same to include the Southeastern states.
Gregg Shannon performs all of his own investigations, offering his clientele 38 years of investigative experience. This is unique and a true advantage to the insurance investigation industry because most agencies competing in this field today are large nationwide investigation companies that hire junior apprentices to conduct their field investigations under the supervision of a qualified manager or VP to meet the state licensure requirements at their local office. These companies market themselves by offering logistics, case volume, and lower hourly rates to their customers, however, their field investigators generally fall short on experience and overall quality of work. Some agencies subcontract out to the least expensive journeyman investigator they can find in a geographical area they don’t service in order to deceive their clients into thinking they have nationwide coverage. As a small independent agency, Gregg Shannon provides a select clientele his personal investigative expertise and high quality of work across a large geographic area.