a graduate of illinois state university
with a bachelor's degree in accounting, mr. armitage spent several
years as an accountant in a cpa firm. in 1978, he was appointed
as a special agent with the federal bureau of investigation (fbi)
in milwaukee, wisconsin. his primary assignments were investigating
white-collar and organized crime.
in 1982, he was transferred to new
york city where he worked on cases that included bank fraud and
embezzlement, public corruption, undercover assignments, the iran-contra
scandal, and a major congressional bribery matter.
in 1987, mr. armitage resigned from
the fbi after 10 years of service. he moved back to milwaukee and,
realizing the need for professional and technical expertise in the
field of private investigation, founded armitage & associates.
since its inception, the agency's
investigations have covered a broad range of clients requiring its
unique services. using state-of-the-art computerized information
sources, as well as conventional investigative techniques, armitage
& associates provides the highest quality service to its clients.
through his vast and varied resources
as a member of the society of former fbi agents, mr. armitage has
created a network of talented and professional contacts who help
him in his work locally, nationally and internationally.
mr. armitage is also affiliated
with the following organizations: advisory committee for froederdt
hospital; board member of the better business bureau of milwaukee;
member society of former special agents of the federal bureau of
investigation, inc.; member of the rotary club of milwaukee; member
of and serves on various committees for the milwaukee athletic club;
member of association of certified fraud examiners.
mike's 10 tips on things you
can do when developing a background on a person or business:
1. use the internet to develop background
2. contact regulatory authorities.
3. check with the better business
4. conduct research at your local
courthouse for any litigation the business or person may have been
5. talk to neighbors, employers
or business associates.
6. check to see if anything has
ever been written about a person or business in the news media.
7. contact professional organizations
to confirm credentials.
8. verify educational degrees.
9. contact the department of consumer
affairs for any complaints that may have been filed.
10. contact clubs or associations
a person or business may belong to for their comments.
michael armitage on the biggest
change in investigative consulting in the last 10 years:
"the biggest change, by far,
has been the internet and ease of which information on people and
businesses can be accessed. but with this change, there has also
been legislation to tighten privacy issues, which has made the investigative
business tougher in some respects and more valuable in others."