Established: May 1977
Corporate Intelligence Consultants (CIC) was started 40 years ago by Dick Cotner and his son, Steve. Dick was retiring as Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation office in Toledo and Steve, who had worked in undercover drug units, had just completed his degree in Criminal Justice at BGSU. CIC offers employment screening services, background checks, surveillance and security consultation.
Within a few years, it became evident that employers needed a means of identifying qualified candidates for employment. Consequently, in 1980, Corporate Intelligence Consultants added pre-employment background checks to the services they offer clients. As the business has grown, the tools and systems available have greatly improved so that, now, professional, FCRA-compliant Pre-Employment Screening is more affordable and take a fraction of the time they used to.
“We love the closeness of our Toledo area community. Everyone knows everyone else yet it is a community with nationwide reach and worldwide influence. The area has challenges that we all continue to work on and we are proud to be a part of a community who pulls together and makes a difference.” – Steve Cotner, CIC
“Over the years, I have found it to be a rewarding experience to participate in groups that help others in our community such as the YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo, Rotary and Owens Community College. Almost from the first, we became actively involved in professional organizations; the American Society of Industrial Security, the Ohio Private Investigation & Services Commission, and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, to name a few.” - Steve Cotner, CIC
Workplace Violence Training
Electronic Eavesdropping Detection
FMLA/Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Strike Management and Documentation