Meet the speakers
Investigations and Protection Specialist
Jay Marin started his career in the investigative field back in 2003. At a young age, Jay entered law enforcement to peruse his dream of becoming an investigator, to make a difference and help people. Throughout his career, Jay has worked in several areas of law enforcement, from local, state to the Federal level. Jay is a well-known and researched investigator, in the law enforcement community. Jay was also one of the first Federal Task Force Officers with the IRS Criminal Investigations Unit. Jay has worked several types of crimes, from property, to financial fraud and violent crimes, to name a few. Jay has always had a passion to help and make a difference. Now, Jay has retired from law enforcement and has hit the private sector running. Jay is not one to stay stagnant and use his law enforcement career to say he knows it all. On the contrary, Jay is very big into training, learning, continuing education and networking. Jay says the reason he has been successful and the reason for everyone to be successful is to network and grow a large team. You cannnot provide the quality your client needs without a great well-versed team. Jay is now the Regional Director for the National Association of Legal Investigators, Board of Director for the Florida Association of Private Investigators, one of 75 Board Accredited Investigators in the nation. Jay has also obtained his Certified Criminal Defense Investigator Certification and is a co-host on a podcast, The Life of an American PI. Jay is big into technology and specializes in undercover surveillance, skip tracing and cold case homicide investigations. This is why Jay decided to host this event, to help teach, train, and make our industry the best it can be.
Michele Stuart started her investigative career in 1990. In 1997, she became the owner and operator or JAG Investigations, Inc.. Michele has 28 years of experience in OSINT, counter intelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, organized retail crime, corporate & competitive intelligence. Over the past 18 years, she has taught hundreds of classes in open source intelligence and social media investigations for the law enforcement and military intelligence communities as well as the financial industry and insurance industry on a global level. She has been an Instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy) for International training programs and a previous Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia. In 2017 she partnered with Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security creating a program “Keeping Kids Safe”, training administrators, principals, teachers, SRO’s and parents on the dangers of online and social media activity as well as the dangers of applications / cellular security.
Brandon A. Perron
Brandon A. Perron is an award winning nationally recognized private investigator and the national director of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council. He is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator, Certified Forensic Interviewer, and has been qualified as an “Expert in criminal investigation” by the courts. Mr. Perron has over 34 years of investigative experience as a former U.S. Air Force Criminal Investigator, State of Florida Public Defender Investigator, government appointed civil & human rights investigator, investigative training curriculum developer, instructor, author and Florida licensed private investigator. He is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost private investigators, trainers, and speakers in the area of criminal defense investigation. The client list of his curriculum based criminal defense investigation training includes the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, and Navy, Federal Public Defenders, 42 State Public Defender Agencies, national and state professional private investigation associations. Mr. Perron authored the industry acclaimed book Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method – A Guide to Criminal Defense Investigation as well as Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery: The FTER Method – Forensic Approach to the Interview for the Criminal Defense Investigator and the novel The Quest For Truth addressing the philosophical approach to truth seeking. Mr. Perron earned an A.S. and B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and has graduated from numerous military and civilian advanced investigative training schools and programs.