Adam Quirk, MCJ | MBA

Adam Quirk is an accomplished criminal justice professional with over 15 years of experience in private & criminal investigations, regulatory compliance and more. Check out his page!


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Adam Quirk is an award-winning criminal justice professional with over 15 years of experience in investigations, compliance, team leadership and supervision, security management and background checks, program initiation and development, and coalition-building. Experienced and technologically skilled investigator, with expertise in mobile networks, data retrieval and other digital technologies, including social media. History of novel security/loss prevention/enforcement project management and development. Leadership in drug diversion, solving violent crimes and bank robberies, and working with special witnesses. Effective collaborator with internal partners as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. Experienced liaison to executive leadership, external stakeholders and media, translating technical subject matter effectively to lay audiences. 


Experienced Criminal Investigator               Broad Experience with U.S. Justice System

Security Professional                                   Leader, Intergovernmental Criminal Enforcement

Background Investigations                          Collaborative Security Program Developer

Team Leader & Facilitator                           Coordinator, External Agencies & Private Sector

Personnel Supervisor                                  Confident Speaker & Valuable Expert Witness

Program Manager                                        Law Enforcement Trainer

Budget Preparation & Management            Expertise in Use of Cellular Technology Data

professional experience

DIVISION GENERAL MANAGER                                                         2017-Present    


As a startup division, work directly with the CEO and CFO to develop and implement FCRA compliant pre-employment background screening services for multi-million dollar transportation clients and staffing agencies throughout the U.S.

  •  Work with the Executive Vice President of Client Service & Account Management (CSAM), and the Senior Vice President of Business Development to create the strategy for growth and retention of clients for the new background screening division
  •  Organize, manage and supervise newly created background screening division
  • Develop departmental procedures, protocols and best practices for all pre-employment background screening services
  • Achieve profitability by managing the profit and loss statements for the department and individual clients
  • Manage multiple vendors throughout the U.S. to maintain superior services and turnaround times
  • Maintain industry expertise and proper adherence to the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Create a high performance team by developing a dynamic workforce
  • Collaborate with General Managers within CSAM to ensure synergy exists across all of CSAM
  • Conduct regular team and department meetings
  • Drive success by meeting and exceeding client contractual service level agreements
  • Participate in client business review meetings as needed
  • Develop and present presentations to current and prospective clients
  • Create a low cost environment by driving down costs and increasing efficiency within the department
  • Establish strong relationships with clients, direct reports, service vendors and other internal departments
  • Represent the department and organization by traveling to industry conferences and client facility visits
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to provide fully integrated solutions for the company and our clients
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Vice President of IT and other departments to provide thorough requirements priorities and user testing for IT development and system integration
  • Recruited by a nationally recognized recruiting firm to lead this start-up division
  • Developed and implemented a background screening program from the ground up in less than 6 months


LICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR & PRINCIPAL OWNER            2014-Present                                                                                                                                         

Stealth Advise, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Conduct investigations, perform undercover operations, obtain evidence, search databases and records, and conduct interviews. Write detailed reports of investigation, serve subpoenas, locate witnesses and wanted individuals, and testify in court. Maintain strict client confidentiality.

  • Prepare thorough reports, memorandums and summaries outlining investigation facts, data and relevant investigative information for clients and attorneys 
  • Interview subjects, complainants, and witnesses to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Obtain and examine records, reports, transcripts, correspondence, and other data of consequence to the transactions or allegations under investigation
  • Verify, corroborate and establish relationships of all facts and evidence obtained, presented or alleged, to establish their accuracy and authenticity
  • Initiate contact with Federal, state, and local officials; civic and business leaders; officials of lending institutions, medical facilities, societies; other organizations and individuals for the purpose of obtaining facts, signed statements, explanation of actions, and investigative lead
  • Plan and execute all company functions, including investigations, marketing, finances, case management, social media, company website and blog, and client relationships
  • Maintain contemporary knowledge of investigations field, industry trends, technology and investigative techniques
  • Demonstrate consistent networking abilities with law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys and clients
  • Exhibit strong leadership to ensure company achieves financial objectives and high client satisfaction
  • Highly self-motivated, organized and independent
  • Maintain 24/7 availability, in all weather conditions to meet client needs and stringent deadlines 


SPECIAL AGENT / CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR                                2008–2014                                                                                                                                                                     

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Under FBI Directors Robert Mueller, III and James F. Comey, investigated complex, multi-jurisdictional crimes of violence throughout the U.S. Led execution of warrants. Processed crime scenes. Conducted interviews and interrogations, including forensic interviews of children. Prepared affidavits. Maintained on-call status, 24/7; responded to emergent events throughout U.S.

  • As FBI Relief Supervisor, directed 20+ Special Agents, Task Force Officers & Professional Staff
  • As FBI Fugitive Coordinator, led investigations for America’s Most Wanted, FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted and other investigations across U.S.
  • Presented cogent, weekly briefings
  • Coordinated with Behavioral Analysis Unit and federal/state/local law enforcement on cold cases
  • Communicated directly with executive leadership
  • Organized, prioritized and assigned leads/investigations to Special Agents & Task Force Officers
  • Team Leader (special operations) for surveillance, take-downs and multi-defendant arrests
  • Supervised work of multiple Task Force Officers from multiple Police Departments
  • Developed plans, funding, and in-depth proposals to FBI leaders, including FBI Director James F. Comey; managed budgets $100,000
  • Testified cogently as an expert witness in criminal trials in state and federal court
  • Maintained caseload of nearly 100 cases (average Special Agent caseload is 15 or less)
  • Cited in 2013 for outstanding performance (achieved by fewer than 5% of Special Agents)
  • Received “Outstanding” Rating (highest possible) in multiple performance categories
  •  Led multiple press conferences/on camera interviews in Salt Lake City
  •  Interviewed by NPR and FBI National Radio

FBI Specialized Expertise & Leadership Roles:

–Cellular Analysis Survey Team (CAST) member              2012–2014                                                                                                                             

  • One of only 30 (out of 14,000) agents selected to become a member of the this team, based on competence, reputation, performance, liaison abilities, and aptitude in technology, cellular technology, mapping, and overall comprehension of cell phone networks, protocols, and RF engineering. Review call detail records from networks (CDMA, GSM, iDEN); conduct network drive tests using JDSU software, plot cell phone site locations, construct cellular coverage areas using mapping software, and prepare detailed reports regarding network RF coverage.
  • Frequently called to respond throughout U.S. on high profile investigations, kidnappings, abductions, homicides, and other crimes

 –Bank Robbery Coordinator       2010–2014                                                                                                                                     

  • Provide daily response, oversight and coordination of bank robbery investigations in Utah, Montana and Idaho, including 19 FBI Resident Agencies within Salt Lake City Division.
  • Coordinate weekly meetings for the purpose of gathering/sharing intelligence among federal, state, and local law enforcement
  • Work closely with banking industry
  • Participate in press conferences, on-camera interviews
  • Plan/facilitate Bank Robbery Summits with banking industry, law enforcement, and media
  • Maintain arrest rates at or above 90% for bank robbery suspects
  • Pursued 200+ bank robbery cases since 2009
  • Bank robberies in Salt Lake area dropped significantly

–Violent Crimes, Major Offenders, Safe Streets Task Force           2008–2014                                                                                                      

  • Created Salt Lake Area Task Force which investigates crimes of violence, including Hobbs Act and other robberies, kidnappings, fugitive cases, threats and extortion cases, Indian Country crimes, crimes aboard aircrafts, FBI Top 10 Wanted Most Wanted investigations, and drug investigations.
  • Coordinate weekly fugitive investigations
  • Assist local, state, and federal law enforcement in multi-jurisdictional investigations
  • Assist with subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants for cellular data
  • Created/hosted Annual Violent Crimes and Robbery Conference x 2 years, bringing 150 investigators, agents and others together for training and valuable networking
  • Facilitated 75+ bank robbery and multi-defendant Hobbs Act investigations in 2013 alone
  • Identified, arrested, and enabled successful prosecuted dozens of robbery defendants 

DISTANCE EDUCATION FACILITATOR              2010–2014                                                                                                                                                         

Boston University

Provided feedback and graded assignments for students of Boston University’s Online Master of Criminal Justice Program. Communicated with professors and facilitators regarding students’ progress. Maintained daily interaction with students, answered questions, and provided insight and contemporary knowledge and expertise regarding criminal justice and relevant subjects.

  • Consistently rated as “Top Facilitator” by students throughout the U.S
  •  Repeatedly requested to be a facilitator by Graduate Program Department Chair

DIVERSION INVESTIGATOR                                    2004–2008                                                                                                                                                         

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)                                                                                                                                                                               

Conducted investigations of the illegal diversion of Schedule II through V Controlled Substances from drug manufacturers, distributors, physicians, pharmacies, clinics, and other DEA Registrants.

  • Coordinated/led complex, long term investigations
  • Directed audits and regulatory investigations
  • Conducted on-site facility security assessments; determined regulatory deficiencies
  • Investigated illegal sales/distribution by online pharmacies
  • Liaised with industry to ensure compliance with Controlled Substances Act
  • Built strong relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement
  • Developed relations with pharmaceutical companies worldwide
  • Made significant impact: stopped multiple physicians engaged in illegal sales and self-abuse
  • Many of my cases had a nationwide impact on diversion and abuse of prescription narcotic

SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR                                  2001–2004                                                                                                                                                             

U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS)                                                                                                                                                                           

In immediate post-9/11 environment, conducted many in-depth background investigations to determine individuals’ suitability for security clearances. Prepared complex, lengthy reports.

  • Conducted 1000's of face-to-face interviews
  • Created supportive peer working group
  • Communicated effectively with company management, government officials, and private sector
  • My investigation completion rate was in the top 5% nationwide
  • My work enabled 100's of Federal Air Marshals to be trained and placed on flights across world
  • Named “Top Investigator” for Minneapolis Division in 2004                                                                   

EDUCATION | training | certifications | LICENSES


Master of Business Administration (MBA), December 2016, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh WI

Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ), May 2007, Boston University, Boston MA (GPA 4.0/4.0)

Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice, May 2001, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire WI


Law Enforcement Training & Qualifications:

Graduate, March 2009, FBI Academy, Quantico VA

        Appointed by FBI Director as FBI Special Agent

Graduate, August 2004, DEA Academy, Quantico VA

        Appointed by DEA Administrator as DEA Diversion Investigator



Basic Certification-Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

Advanced Certification-Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)

 [In progress: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and Physical Security Professional (PSP) exams through ASIS International]

[In progress: Fraud Examiner Certification through Association of Certified Fraud Examiners]

Reid Interviewing and Interrogation Technique Certification (Reid Institute)

Reid Advanced Interviewing and Interrogation Technique Certification (Reid Institute)

FBI Interviewing and Interrogation Certification (FBI Academy) 


Private Detective License: State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services; License Number: 12408-63

Private Detective Agency License: State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services; License Number: 17145-62