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Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins - President & Managing Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-861-6556

Matthew Hopkins has over 25 years of investigative experience, from law enforcement, a national insurance carrier to private investigations. In January 1992, Matthew graduated the Ventura County Sheriff’s academy and worked as a patrol officer all through the 1990’s. By 2003, Matthew was the National Director of a Special Investigations Unit for Berkshire Hathaway. For over eight years, he created and led a Major Case Unit of investigators in some of the most high-profile provider fraud investigations in California history.

Chris Petitti

Chris Petitti - Vice President

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 714-412-5149

Christopher Petitti was raised on the East Coast in Trumbull, Connecticut. While attending Southern Connecticut State University, Chris decided to relocate to the West Coast and settled in Newport Beach, CA. In 1994, he accepted a position as a Surveillance Investigator with Argus West and has never looked back, spending almost 24 years in the field.

Paul Debono

Paul Debono - Chief Operations Officer

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 714-853-9146

Paul DeBono has over 25+ years of experience in Investigations. After graduating from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA in 1987, he went on to Arizona State University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Following college, he began work with Giorgio Armani in the Loss Prevention Department in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa. In 1995, he worked part time with a local Private Investigation Firm as a surveillance investigator.

Megan Heike

Megan Heike - Operations Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-274-8152

Megan is responsible for the management of all office operations, specifically surveillance case monitoring, client relations and business development. She has been with Argus West since 2005 and has over 15 years of experience in the security industry. She graduated from Fullerton Community College and is currently studying for her CFE designation. As part of the management team, she excels in managing our staff to service our cases and clients with personal dedication, focus and respect.

Lori Hultman

Lori Hultman - Special Investigations Unit Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-405-9125

Lori Hultman joined the Argus West team in 2013, where she currently holds the position of SIU Manager. SIU is a key unit in the company, providing specialized Anti-Fraud services including detection, investigation, pursuit of criminal prosecution, and client training. Prior to coming on board with Argus West, Lori held Senior Fraud Investigative positions with national insurance companies.

Noelani Mars

Noelani Mars - Auto/Property Unit Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 562-842-6742

Noelani Mars joined Argus West in 2015 as the Senior SIU Investigator and in addition currently managing our Auto/Property Unit. She has been an investigator for close to 20 years, beginning as an accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board where she investigated over 180 aviation accidents of all categories of aircraft.

Victoria Maker Sparhawk

Victoria Maker Sparhawk - Director of Marketing

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 949-677-1974

Micheal Stubenvoll

Micheal Stubenvoll - Surveillance Case Manager

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-549-8492

Michael Stubenvoll has over 25 years of investigative experience conducting surveillance and general investigations, as well as working as a surveillance supervisor. He joined the Argus West team in February 2015. Mike is also a veteran of the United States Navy, and a licensed private investigator with a degree in criminal justice. Mike is passionate about using his experience to help clients get the best results possible on their cases.

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