About

Fathom Research Group is a full-service investigation company providing thorough investigation services to corporations, legal teams and individuals worldwide. Our investigations include: general investigations, corporate investigation services, and litigation support. Fathom is led by CEO and co-owner, Pat Fogarty, former Police Superintendent, Organized Crime Division, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC, Canada.

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How we are different

Unlike many other background investigation companies, Fathom gathers information far beyond conventional online sources, using real investigative techniques to identify patterns, associates, and connections.

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Our team

Fathom Research Group is composed of a team of law enforcement experts with extensive intelligence gathering and investigation experience. Our investigators have participated in complex criminal investigations where the risk to public safety was high and the need to gather actionable intelligence was vital.

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Our expertise

We not only check indexes but also cross-reference and investigate information to identify patterns that lead to a more accurate depiction of the target subject.

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Our investigation methods

Fathom’s intelligence gathering methods and research skills have been acquired during many years of experience in law enforcement. The team brings these techniques to every background investigation.

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Background check vs. investigation

A background check is appropriate where risk is deemed low. Investigation is a deeper examination of data gathered from a wide range of resources.

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Police records checks vs. criminal record checks

Private “background check” companies can only reveal whether a person has a conviction. Though convictions may say something about the person being screened, they do not provide the whole picture.

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Fathom in the media

View videos and print articles about Fathom CEO Pat Fogarty and Fathom Research Group.