About McCann Investigations in Dallas-Fort Worth

McCann Investigations‘ private investigator team maintains the tools and expertise to perform investigations that combine digital forensics with personal private investigation (PI) services to individuals, organizations, and companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. McCann investigators have faithfully served local leading CEOs, corporations, and law firms for the last 10 years.

More than 6.3 million people reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which contains various businesses and chief industries, including defense, financial services, information technology and data, life sciences, semiconductors, telecommunications, transportation, and processing. McCann Investigations is familiar with the challenges confronted by the technology companies in the metroplex, such as intellectual property theft from domestic and foreign competitors. From digital debugging to surveillance, you can depend upon our skilled private investigator team to resolve your issues thoroughly and effectively.

It’s easy to begin an investigation. For example, a CEO in need of a computer forensics investigation will simply contact a McCann private investigator, who will then thoroughly explain the electronic discovery process from beginning to end.

Subject Matter Expert: Jack McCann

Jack McCann’s background underscores the unique offering of McCann – an extensive regional and international law enforcement background combined with years of private sector case resolution. This unique blend has become a hallmark of McCann for the past 20 years, and the shared experience allows McCann to see clients’ issues from various angles, never losing sight of the client-defined success goals. Prior to founding McCann, he served over twenty-seven years with the New York Police Department. His service there included assignments as a Detective with 8th Homicide Squad, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Hostage Negotiation (Founding Member), and Major Case Squad. He was also given the honor of being sworn in as a deputy U.S. Marshall.

Licensed, CFE Certified Private Investigator: Ray Gilley

Ray Gilley is the President and lead private investigator of McCann Investigations, Dallas/Fort Worth and is responsible for computer forensics, investigative services, and background investigations. With more than 32 years in the private security industry, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonitrol Management Corporation, the 7th largest electronic security company in the United States, and was responsible for a budget of over $100 million and a staff of more than five hundred people across the country.

Following Sonitrol, he formed and managed Encompass Security, Inc., a full-service private investigation and electronic security company in Southlake, Texas. His expertise is in both electronic security and private investigations, with extensive expertise in facility security, executive and VIP protection, and event security.

In addition, he served as the security director for the 7th largest church in America and coordinated security and protection details for VIP subjects. He has extensive expertise in dealing with the threats that executive and VIP clients may be exposed to.

His expertise in the electronic security arena has led to important security assessments and the installation of complex video surveillance systems, access control systems, fire detection systems, and intrusion detection systems for:

  • Governmental, industrial, and commercial clients
  • Government officials
  • Churches
  • National landmarks
  • Financial institutions
  • Jewelry and precious metal vaults and storage
  • High-profile residences
  • Petrochemical facilities
  • Aircraft manufacturers

He also played a major role on the Fort Worth Police Foundation board, which supports police through training and recognition. As a native Texan, he is proud to provide investigative services to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Mr. Gilley also holds the designation of certified fraud examiner and is versed in all areas of fraud investigation and prevention.

Due Diligence Subject Matter Expert: Daniel Weiss

Daniel Weiss began his career in the security industry while in Graduate School at Northeastern University, where he worked at a maximum security prison in Massachusetts, Walpole State Prison. Following this time, he left the public sector and entered the private security sector. During the past 15 years, he has worked for Wells Fargo, Chubb, and Alarmex and has started three successful private sector security firms: EPS Security, GCS, and Infrastruct Security. He has been interviewed as a subject matter expert on critical infrastructure security for ABC, NBC, CBS and Inc. Magazine. He has also been a subject matter expert for chemical security for Security Director News, SDM, and Security System News.

TSCM Subject Matter Expert: Greg Albanese

Greg Albanese has twenty-six years of experience in both the public and private sector, especially focused on technology and the use of technology in investigation. His background includes service as the New York Deputy Chief Investigator and the head of the Technical Surveillance Operations Group (TSOP). In addition, he spent three and half years as a full time security consultant for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, assigned to the World Trade Center security system project. In addition, in 2003 he led a team of experts to assess and secure physical and communications security at the UN headquarters in Baghdad.

Investigations Subject Matter Expert: Jim Harris

Jim Harris brings forty years of public safety, law enforcement, management, and training experience to his clientele, operating as a “Foreign Language Crime Specialist.” He gained the majority of his investigative experience from over 26 years in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. During his tenure in law enforcement, he served both in the domestic United States and overseas. Domestic highlights include service at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and service as the head of operations for the DEA in Florida and New Jersey. Internationally, he was stationed as the DEA Country Attaché in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in Asia Pacific and South America, where he worked with local police and military officials, the US Ambassadors, and the intelligence community.

Investigations Subject Matter Expert: John M. Ryan

John Ryan retired from the New York City Police Department as a First Grade Detective after 33 years of service. He has lectured on kidnap investigations, executive protection, and premises security for the Chief of Detectives Training Unit of the NYPD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Eastern Armed Robbery Association, and the Jewelers Security Alliance. He is a noted authority on executive protection and physical security and has received certification in Specialized Protective Security Training from the NYPD Intelligence Division and the United States Secret Service. He is also Diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners International, holding a Certificate in Homeland Security Level III.

Chief Security Architect: Eric D. McMillen

Eric McMillen is the Chief Security Architect with McCann Investigations. He has been providing consulting services for clients in a wide variety of industries for the last 19 years. Eric’s primary responsibilities are leading risk assessments, information security assessments, incident response, penetration testing, and Network Breach Assessments using both cutting-edge technologies and old school techniques for clients in various industries. Past work experience includes management in the Network Security and Infrastructure practice and the National Information Systems Assurance practice for BDO Seidman, LLP, an international accounting and consulting practice. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer for an international consulting firm, specializing in the Accounting and Professional Services sector.

Computer Forensics: Gary Huestis

Gary Huestis started his computer career in 1988, working for Compaq Computer Corporation. As a Systems Engineer, he was responsible for configuring, testing, and debugging hardware and software slated to ship with their computer systems. After leaving Compaq in 2000, he focused his full attention on computer forensics and became an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) in 2005. Since that time, he has worked hundreds of computer forensic cases, with work including data collection, electronic discovery, forensic investigations, and expert testimony.