Meet Our Executive Team
President / CEO
Mario Pecoraro is an entrepreneur, corporate visionary, author and founder of Alliance Risk Group Inc. The company specializes in background screening and insurance fraud investigations. Our legal support team provides service of process on a local, state, national and international level. In addition, Alliance Risk Group provides full service claims handling and property/casualty adjusting services for insurance carriers, self-insured companies and attorneys. A member of the Professional Background Screening Association, (PBSA) Alliance employees hold FCRA Advanced Certification. With more than 25 years of proven experience in due-diligence based investigative services, Mario Pecoraro has spearheaded the growth of the company in a short period of time to become a leader in the insurance and background investigation fields, property/casualty adjusting and process service industries.
Prior to founding the company in 2005 (previously known as Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group) Mario worked for fifteen years as a private investigator in his parent’s family-owned firm and conducted in excess of 2,500 hours of field investigative work, skip-tracing, asset investigations and locating missing persons, heirs and witnesses. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Italian from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mario serves on the Executive Boards of many industry organizations and community not-for-profit organizations. He recently published a book, available on Amazon.com, that targets large employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and workers’ comp professionals. “The Claim Game: Twenty Best Practices When Managing and Investigating Workers’ Comp Claims” provides readers with Best Practices on how best to reduce overall risk related to fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.
His second book, “Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes,” was published in the summer of 2019. It provides all the tips, best practices, and warning signs HR Professionals should look for when making hiring decisions.
Pecoraro conducts accredited webinars and has presented at conferences across the country. He is sought out as an expert on investigative matters and has been featured on local and national media outlets. The company was recently featured on ABC’s investigative news show 20/20 and described as the “gold standard” for those who want to screen out the fakes.” To view the segment, click here. He also interviewed by Brian Sullivan on Fox News Your World with Neil Cavuto discussing why some companies hire investigators when employees play hooky.
He was honored by his peers as an “outstanding business person” for conducting risk management and quality due-diligence based investigative services with integrity and his company was named a “2016 Best Places to Work” by the Albany Business Review.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Scott Moore is the Chief Operating Officer at Alliance Risk Group. He is responsible for managing the operational aspects of the company as well as assisting with aggressive growth strategies. Scott provides leadership, management and vision to the company while successfully implementing proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, as well as people and systems to ensure the organization’s financial strength and operating efficiency. Scott has 20 years of Director/Management experience at LexisNexis, a provider of legal, government, business and high-tech information sources. Prior to joining Alliance Risk Group, he worked as the Program Manager for their Global Enterprise Information Solutions division where he planned and executed a complex system infrastructure upgrades. Prior to that, he worked as their Director of Operations Technology in their Global Customer Service and Support division. In this role he led the OT Support Team on the management of key technology components. Scott received an M.B.A. in Management & Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University.
DIRECTOR OF THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION
Teresa Goodwin, MBA, is the Director of the Background Investigative Division at Alliance Risk Group Inc. and has worked for over 13 years with the firm. She is part of an elite group of background screening professionals who hold FCRA Advanced Certification through the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA). This certification designates her as a background screening professional who demonstrates commitment to compliance within her organization. Teresa also is a PBSA Criminal Research Provider with knowledge of responsibilities as it relates to criminal history, FCRA compliance, data retention and security and correcting information, disputes and complaints
Teresa is dedicated to mitigating non-compliance risks associated with obtaining and using information contained in a background check by promoting ethical business practices. In addition, she shares this knowledge by speaking to HR organizations on hiring best practices.
Teresa graduated from Sage Graduate School with a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Russell Sage College in Criminal Justice and a minor in Communications. Teresa graduated from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) where she learned about international trade and international business relations.
DIRECTOR OF FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
Daniel Bills is the Director of Field Investigations at Alliance Risk Group Inc., managing surveillance and SIU investigations for insurance and corporate professionals. Dan, who has been with the firm for nearly 13 years, ensures client satisfaction by meeting our brand promise to provide actionable intelligence and measure claimant activity metrics. An average of 91.6% of our preliminary investigations return the actionable intelligence our clients need to determine the best course of action to proceed with their claim. Our claimant activity average ratio is 72.2% of cases. This is measured by observing claimants whose identities have been verified. Clients are notified if there are contradictions to the stated injuries that could potentially be used in a fraud finding or if there is a truthful report of injury for settlement purposes. In addition to overseeing operations, Dan maintains business relationships and coordinates Alliance’s growing list of service offerings including remote surveillance, preliminary claimant investigations, activity checks, special investigations, clinic investigations and medical/pharma canvass.