Meet the CSI Team

No other investigative firm can pull from such deep, diverse talent so quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.

Management and Directors

CEO and Founder

   

Louis W. Gentile is a highly accomplished law enforcement veteran and academic with a long-standing commitment and entrepreneurial mission to raise the professional standards of investigation and make it more accessible to more organizations across the U.S.

Background
Mr. Gentile spent much of his career in high-ranking law enforcement positions for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which included 17 years in the Organized Crime Unit, working nationally with traditional organized crime families.

Chief Operating Officer

   

Background
Mr. Hickman is a seasoned investigator with 20+ years of investigative experience conducting and teaching complex and sensitive investigations to investigators, agents, and students. Before joining CSI as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Hickman served 6 years for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Office of Inspector General, retiring as Regional Director.

Chief Counsel

   

Background
  • Public Defender, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh PA
    Since being admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1987, Ms. Selden has served 19 years as a Public Defender in Allegheny County, representing defendants at all stages of criminal proceedings. Her criminal practice is now concentrated in the post-conviction and appellate proceedings. She is also Capital Case qualified in Pennsylvania. She began her law career serving 6 years as a judicial law clerk for a judge in the Court of Common Pleas and then one year, clerking for senior judges.
Lisa Hickman
Business Manager and CFO

   

Background

Lisa Hickman is a licensed investigator who has been with CSI since 2001. She began her investigative career in the role of a Private Investigator/Security Supervisor (2001 – 2005) with experience in background investigations, extensive surveillance experience, civil and criminal investigations, specializing in child abuse investigations, as well as coordinating and scheduling security details.

Senior Investigator

   

Background
Robert Meinert has served a highly-decorated 45+ year career in law enforcement and professional investigations, and co-founded the original CSI investigation firm with Lou Gentile.

  • Commander of Homicide Division, Allegheny County, PA
    Mr. Meinert began his law enforcement career as an entry-level police officer and rose to Commander and Captain of the Homicide Division of the Allegheny County PA (which includes the City of Pittsburgh) District Attorney’s Office…
Director of Surveillance

   

Background
Over his 20-year career Mr. Pinchotti has personally conducted thousands of complex and sensitive investigations including: homicide, drug, fraud, asset location, asset misappropriation, property deed searches, bankruptcies, embezzlement, forgery, assault, theft, worker’s compensation, insurance liability, and due diligence investigations.

Director of Investigative Research

Background
Ms. Stanec has personally conducted hundreds of complex and sensitive research investigations including: background investigations for pre-employment, merger and acquisition due diligence, employee misconduct, and criminal defense and civil litigation; asset search and recovery investigations; and missing persons investigations.  

Assistant General Counsel

   

Background

  • Attorney, Pennsylvania Office of the Inspector General
    Mike Farnan began his law career as an attorney for the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General, the State agency that investigates State employee and vendor misconduct as well as welfare fraud throughout Pennsylvania.
  • Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
    Mr. Farnan then served four years as a Deputy Attorney General in the civil litigation section, and then as Attorney in Charge of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he served as the Attorney General’s designee on the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.

Regional Offices

Managing Director, CSI Atlanta

   

Background
Duncan Harding established the CSI Atlanta office in 2010. He is an accomplished senior executive with a diverse global business development and P&L management background. Duncan has a candid, yet highly collaborative approach to build and inspire formidable teams. He has more than 25 years of multi-million $$ business development experience, involving complex international markets, sales and product management, strategy formation, high value client engagements and customer loyalty programs.
 
Senior Investigator, CSI Atlanta

   

Background
Mr. Weiss has over thirty years of experience with the DEA, FBI and Naval Investigative Service conducting and supervising criminal and counterintelligence investigations, from domestic street-level operations to complex conspiracy and multi-jurisdictional international investigations.  His experience includes ten years of progressively more complex program management and executive experience; dignitary and executive protection assignments; integrity and shooting investigations; and intelligence collection.

Investigator, CSI Atlanta

   

Background
Mr. Grant served over 20 years as a NYPD police officer, 14 years as a detective, including 7 years as a homicide detective in Bronx County, retiring as Detective 1st Grade, the highest level within the New York City Police Department.

Senior Investigator

Tom Clinton joined CSI in 2014 after serving a long and distinguished investigative career with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In his 30+ years as a professional investigator, Mr. Clinton was a key part of hundreds of successful investigations involving the full spectrum of investigative disciplines, including numerous complex child exploitation, mail fraud, bank fraud, and mail bomb investigations.

Lead Investigator, CSI Phoenix

   

Background
Stephen Cocco served a distinguished 27-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assigned to many FBI offices in the U.S. and around the globe, Mr. Cocco retired as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Phoenix office, which included oversight of its Criminal Investigations, National Security and Intelligence branches. He played a key part in many high-profile investigations, including the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, and the 2010 printer cartridge aircraft bombing plot.