IEC Instructors

Rory McMahon, CLI
IEC President

Rory McMahon is a former U.S. Probation and Parole Officer in the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida. He supervised organized crime figures in both jurisdictions. Rory has been a licensed private investigator in Florida since October 1990. He is a Certified Legal Investigator (CLI), a distinction held by fewer than seventy-five investigators worldwide. He is also a Board-Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Rory is the author of two textbooks about investigation, Fraud Investigations – A Textbook on How to Conduct White Collar Crime and Financial Fraud Investigations, 3rd Edition (2018), and, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, 3rd Edition (2013). He is the owner of McMahon and Associates Detective Division, a very successful private investigation agency located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was a founding father of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI), and has served on the boards of FALI, the South Florida Investigators Assoc. (SFIA), and the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI).

He was the Department Chair of the Private Investigation Services Program at City College from 1992 thru 1997. He presided over the growth of the program from one to four campuses. He authored most of the textbooks used to teach the classes while serving as an Associate Professor.

In May 2009 was named the FCI of the year at the FALI conference in Orlando, FL. During the past 12 months, Rory has completely revised the PI program with new material, new textbooks, and a powerful new direction. The program consists of ten core courses, which are well suited to certificate or degree and formatted for traditional classroom or distance learning. In 2022 he is now offering the Programs online. All materials for the course were approved for U.S. copyright in July 2004.

Assigned Courses:

IEC100: Foundations of Professional Investigation
IEC 100C: Foundations of Professional Investigation

IEC102: Criminal Investigation
IEC 102C: Criminal Investigation

IEC103: Background/Due Diligence
IEC103C: Background/Due Diligence

IEC108: Legal Investigation
IEC108C: Legal Investigation  

IEC200: Fraud Investigation
IEC200C: Fraud Investigation


Tom Bailey, CLI

Tom Bailey, CLI is a Senior Investigator at Confidential Investigative Services, Inc. (CIS), a Philadelphia based Private Detective Agency licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Bailey began his 15-year career as a Private Investigator upon graduating college with a Criminal Justice degree in 2005.  He specializes in Civil and Criminal Defense Investigations.

Tom is a Certified Legal Investigator (CLI), a distinction held by fewer than seventy-five investigators worldwide. Tom serves on the Membership Committee of the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI). He is also a member of the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigator Association (NJLPIA).

Assigned Courses:

IEC101: Interviews and Statements
IEC101C: Interviews and Statements

IEC104: Skip Tracing
IEC104C: Skip Tracing

IEC105: Ethics
IEC105C: Ethics

IEC106: Report Writing & Case File Management
IEC106C: Report Writing & Case File Management

Matt Hines, PI, CCI, SOT

Matt Hines, is a Senior Investigator at McMahon & Associates, Inc., a South Florida based Private Detective Agency licensed by the State of Florida. Mr. Hines began Private Investigation career over approximately 20 years ago as an Investigator when he worked as a Litigation Paralegal at a law firm. After he went on where he worked simultaneously as State of Florida licensed investigator and Litigation Paralegal. He decided to work as a Licensed Investigator solely where he worked approximately over 20,000 hours in surveillance cases, countersurveillance and reconnaissance.

He specializes in all types of Investigations. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts/ Criminal Justice/History. Furthermore, he has a background in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and certificates and a certificate from the Naval Post Graduate school in Intelligence and Security. Currently, he is working on his master’s in law in Intercultural Human Right’s Law and the Human Traffic Academy. Mr. Hines does a lot of pro bono work in the fields of Human Trafficking and other work in the community.

Assigned Courses:

IEC107: Surveillance
IEC107C: Surveillance