In 1973, Alan began his career as a private investigator conducting insurance, legal, and corporate investigations. He quickly identified the correlation between security problems and deficiencies in the employee selection process. Since that time, Alan built an impeccable reputation as a trusted advisor in mitigating risk. He is a recognized expert in employment screening, interviewing and interrogation techniques, organizational safety and security vulnerability assessments, insurance fraud and loss prevention, workplace violence, and security education. He has been an invited guest speaker at nationally recognized seminars and appeared on several radio and TV talk shows. He has been featured in, contributed to, and authored numerous articles appearing in local and national newspapers, insurance and legal periodicals, and various security and trade magazines. Alan attended Curry College and Northeastern University, where he studied sociology, business administration, and criminal justice.