ISC's Consulting Staff
Daniel R.Sullivan, B.S., M.P.A. (Of Counsel)
Mr. Sullivan served twenty-
Mr. Sullivan is the author of two books on the subjects of criminal investigation and homicide investigation and is a nationally recognized expert on law enforcement and security issues. He has qualified as an expert in Superior and Federal courts on law enforcement and facility security issues on over one hundred occasions. After September 11, 2001, Mr. Sullivan served the United States government as Program Manager for the Border Security Program along the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.
Mr. Sullivan holds a lifetime teaching credential and presently teaches at the College of the Desert Public Safety Academy.
Mr. Rybar maintains twenty-
In addition, he served as an FBI relief supervisor and assisted in the creation and organization of surveillance and undercover operations. He has received many letters of commendation for his outstanding FBI achievements.
Mr. Rybar's previous experience includes two years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army and production management with the United States Steel Corporation. While serving with military intelligence, he was responsible for all areas of security for highly classified materials, with special emphasis on communications security. Mr. Rybar has a BA in Business Administration from Kent State University.
Joseph A. Gunn
Mr. Gunn served twenty years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring at the rank of Commander, responsible for all Detective operations in the Western part of Los Angeles, including Hollywood, and the Los Angeles International Airport. Mr. Gunn is a recognized expert in managing sensitive and complex projects involving high profile personalities in the entertainment industry and issues involving state and local political figures. Mr. Gunn is an expert in use of force, narcotics, vice, pursuits, management issues and commercial security issues.
George Franco (Nevada PI License #: 724 / 724A)
Mr. Franco served Bank of America for ten years as Assistant Vice president responsible for the BankCard Risk Management Division. In this capacity, Mr. Franco was responsible for the Due Diligence investigation of all prospective VISA/Mastercard merchants and for the investigation of all credit card fraud cases involving VISA/Mastercard merchants. Mr Franco was a member of both the VISA and Mastercard International Steering Committees, which governed all rules/bylaws for credit card transactions. Mr. Franco is an expert in credit card fraud.
Prior to joining Investigative Services Corporation, Mr. Franco served for two years as west coast director of an international investigation firm specializing in intellectual property and copyright infringement investigations. In this capacity, Mr. Franco successfully investigated cases for Rolex, Walt Disney, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Warner Bros. resulting in significant savings for each client as well as eliminating substantial fraud in the west coast region.
After serving as the West Coast Director, Mr. Franco became the chief investigator
for ISC in 1991. Since joining ISC, Mr. Franco continues to successfully represent
numerous high profile and celebrity clients and has been requested as a consultant/producer
for various investigative television shows. Mr. Franco spearheaded the investigation
for the largest criminal case involving GHB and Ecstasy. Prior to the current phenomenon
of paparazzi, Mr. Franco was retained as the lead investigator for the original tabloid/gossip
news shows such as: Hard Copy, Inside Edition and American Journal. Mr. Franco is
Maurice Pearson, B.S., (C.F.E.)
Mr. Pearson served for twelve years as a Special Agent of the FBI. He is an expert in financial fraud investigation and has participated in numerous high profile cases involving failed savings and loan institutions. Mr. Pearson, a Certified Fraud Examiner, holds a BS in Accounting and has testified as an expert in State and Federal courts as an expert in white collar crime issues.
Mr. Pearson was responsible for anti-
Mr. Garcia has more than thirty years of public and private sector experience, with
extensive knowledge in a broad range of investigative matters such as: money laundering;
financial crimes; corporate frauds; mortgage lender fraud; law-
As a consultant for corporate clients; law firms and global investigative firms, Mr. Garcia has successfully provided the following services: fraud consulting; forensic audits; due diligence investigations in the U.S., and throughout Latin America; brand protection consulting for U.S. auto maker in Mexico; risk mitigation assessments in Chile and Mexico; money laundering allegations review and delivery of expert opinions in support of testimony in a civil RICO case; compliance monitoring; clergy abuse investigation in South America; and risk advisory services in Egypt.
Ernie Cooper, CPA, CFF, CFE, JD
Mr. Cooper was a Special Agent of the FBI for over twenty years. Prior to joining
the FBI, Mr. Cooper had nine years of professional experience, encompassing the “Big
Four” and local CPA work. Following his retirement from the FBI, Mr. Cooper held
an executive position with KPMG, as Director of the Los Angeles forensic investigative
practice. Mr. Cooper’s thirty-
Mr. Cooper has performed inspections and audits for public agencies, private companies and government agencies. He has been involved with the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, the Inspections Division and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Cooper also held executive management positions with the FBI and managed a major
Ms. Palmer has twenty-
Louis "Skip" George
Mr. George has thirty years experience in security management and law enforcement.
He was employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for twenty-
Currently, Mr. George is the Western Regional Vice President for The Society of Former Agents of the FBI.
Charles R. Sherfey
Mr. Sherfey served with the US Army in Vietnam from 1968 through 1971. Subsequently, Mr. Sherfey was commissioned as the Deputy Sheriff with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Concurrently, Mr. Sherfey also acted as the Chief of the Sudden Valley Community Police. During this same time, Mr. Sherfey went on to graduate from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Academy in 1973. Since 1987, Mr. Sherfey ventured into the private sector and obtained a Private Investigator License within Washington & the Western Region.
James K. Allen, B.S., M.S. (In Memoriam)
Mr. Allen retired as the Commanding Officer [of the Detective Services Group] with
citywide jurisdiction over all highly sensitive and complex investigations after
He held a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management and a Masters degree in Communications from Pepperdine University. After leaving the LAPD, Mr. Allen fulfilled a contract as Chief of Police of the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority and had served as a consultant on many projects including an audit of facility and procedures security of the California State Lottery.
Corki Rochlitz (In Memoriam)
Ms. Rochlitz was a Private Investigator immediately following her retirement from
the Los Angeles Police Department. She served twenty-