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Mario PecoraroPresident / 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, 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.

Paul Heaphy