Artus Group is Connecticut’s top private investigation firm, serving hundreds of corporate, legal and private clients worldwide since 2004. Meet our team…
Robert J. Artus
Rob Artus is acknowledged as one of the leading professional investigators in the Northeast. He founded Artus Group, now Connecticut’s largest private investigations firm, in 2004 and this year celebrates his 20th year as a private investigator. Rob has managed major investigations worldwide and has personally investigated thousands of corporate fraud investigations, due diligence cases, background checks, asset searches and family investigations. He is a specialist in due diligence investigations and has testified in court on numerous occasions. Educated in London, England, Rob has developed an extensive portfolio level of worldwide resources and is an active member of the international investigative groups Intellenet and the Council of International Investigators. Rob has been a member of the Connecticut Association of Licensed Private Investigators since 1999 and served as a Board Member from 2014 to 2016; he co-founded the Connecticut Investigator’s Forum in 2016; and he has been affiliated with the Life Solutions Center of Darien since 2010. He is the author of www.ConnecticutPIblog.com and has been quoted as an investigative expert in the Connecticut Law Tribune and numerous Connecticut newspapers, publications and periodicals.
Gerald J. Hanahan
Vice President, Investigations
During an extensive and decorated career in law enforcement, Gerry Hanahan was a homicide detective and deep undercover agent. He investigated cold cases and major organized crime, racketeering, embezzlement, fraud and white collar crime cases. He served on several grand juries and was a member of FBI and State Task Forces investigating drug rings in Connecticut. Gerry subsequently served as Supervisory Inspector of several fraud divisions at the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. Since joining the private sector, Gerry has managed and conducted private investigations with a specialty in white collar crime, undercover operations and background investigations, and is a recognized expert in surveillance operations.
Michael A. Priore
Michael Priore enjoyed a distinguished 28-year career as a Criminal Investigator and Special Agent for the U.S. Government. He began his career with the U.S. Treasury Department, serving in the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Program before becoming a Special Agent in the U.S. Customs Service where he was assigned to international smuggling, fraud and intellectual property related technical investigations. Michael subsequently transferred to the U.S. Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration where he served as the inter-agency adviser to the FBI’s Chief Criminal Division on matters concerning international drug smuggling, money laundering and related issues and was recognized by the INTERPOL Executive Committee for his leadership in inter-agency programs. Michael is a U.S. Army Veteran and graduate of the Antioch University School of Law at Washington, D.C. and the State University of New York.
Senior Staff Investigator
Brett Zanardi joined Artus Group in 2009 and has served as Senior Staff Investigator since 2013. Brett has personally investigated hundreds of assignments and is an expert in field surveillance, divorce and custody investigations, interviews, litigation research and public record research throughout the Northeast. Brett has testified at several jury and non-jury trials. He is heavily involved in the community as a youth basketball coach; a sports announcer; and an active member of Lions Club International. Brett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from Endicott College.
Director, Finance & Administration
Mindy Crouse-Artus has served as Artus Group’s Finance Director since the company’s inception in 2004. Prior to joining Artus Group, Mindy served as a Senior Investigative Research Coordinator for 16 years in Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry, where her research focused on the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse and on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in abused children. Mindy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and a Master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Colorado.
Computer Forensics Analysts
DNA and Lab Analysts
TSCM (Electronic Debugging) Technicians
Forensic Accounting Investigators
Videography and Macro Photography Specialists