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Montano & Associates International Investigations

Contact Information
1547 Palos Verdes Mall #284, Walnut Creek, California, United States 94597
Phone: 925-200-9099
General Information
Year Established: 1980

Nickolas Montano, CFE,CFS,CII,CIP
From 1980 to the present time Nickolas owns and operates Montano & Associates International Investigations. As owner and operator of this company Nickolas has directed investigations for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Nickolas has also implemented Loss Prevention and Brand Protection Programs specializing in Anti-Counterfeiting, Anti-Diversion, Anti-Piracy, and Patent, Copyright and Trademark Protection around the world.
From 1977 to 1982 Nickolas was a Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Clayton.
Nickolas is currently the Vice-President/Board Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in addition to the following:

Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury Member 2012-2013

  • ACFE Advisory Council
  • John F. Kennedy University Law Enforcement Advisory Board 2011-2018
  • Board Member Youth Homes, Inc. Contra Costa County (1997-2006)
  • Member Sheriff's Posse of Contra Costa County

Nickolas is currently an Adjunct Teacher/Speaker for various Colleges and Universities in the area of Criminal Justice. He is an active member in the following associations.
ASIS International
American Bar Association
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
Better Business Bureau "A" Plus rating
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Certified Investigative Professionals, Inc.
Chamber of Commerce
Chief Special Agents Association
Council of International Investigations
Federal Criminal Investigators Association

Member Details
Investigation Specialties:
  • Asset Discovery
  • Brand Protection & Theft
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Private Investigator (CPI)
  • Computer & Internet Abuse
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Intellectual Property Theft
Certifications & Training:
  • Certified Private Investigator (CPI)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner