Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Thompson is a highly skilled and experienced investigator and intelligence professional with a focus on high stakes civil litigation, asset tracing, white collar investigations, corporate due diligence, political opposition research, workplace violence and protective intelligence. Mike has expertise in the field of covert surveillance, interviewing, brand protection, physical security, training and development. He is an accomplished public speaker and regularly presents at institutions, organizations and continued education webinars on his subject matter expertise.

Mr. Thompson is a board Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI) and an active member of statewide, national and international professional organizations in the industry to include the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators where he serves as the Region 1 Director, the National Council of Investigative and Security Services and the World Association of Detectives.

Mike began his investigative/intelligence career at Merseyside Police Service in the UK and earned an NVQ Level 4 in Policing Studies. In 2012, he moved to the United States and joined the private sector where he focused on internal investigations, workplace violence, diversity and inclusion, excessive force and racial profiling investigations, along with organized retail crime (ORC) and other shortage driving risks including workplace safety, accidents and other operational expense management.

Mike Thompson rounded off his experience joining Bearden Investigative Agency in 2017. In 2022 he was promoted to the CEO and continues to pursue the company goals to develop the team and grow the company. Mike prides himself on building a team of subject matter experts who are well equipped to service the needs of the business while maintaining his own focus and passion for open source intelligence (OSINT), interviewing and public record research.

Mike’s favorite saying is “people are creatures of habit.” If you talk to him about a case, expect to hear him say this!


  • Graduated from John Moore’s University in Liverpool, England in 2006 with an NVQ Level 4 in Policing Studies
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree – Tarrant County College

Skills and Certifications

  • Board Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator
  • NRA Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Rifle Instructor
  • Wicklander-Zulawski Interview & Interrogation Certified
  • PEACE Cognitive Interviewing
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Surveillance
  • Method of Entry and Reconnaissance 
  • Verbal de-escalations and conflict resolution training
  • “Making the Case” Certified trainer 

Civic Involvement

  • Texas Association of Licensed Investigators – Region 1 Director
  • Member of National Council for Investigative and Security Services
  • Member of World Association of Detectives
  • Member of the National Diversity Council
  • Represented Great Britain in fencing
  • Past Captain of Merseyside Police Rugby Club
  • Fundraiser for Stop Soldier Suicide 
  • Fundraiser for American Diabetes Association 
  • Fundraiser for Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust, RAFT
  • Fundraiser for Police Treatment Center 
  • Fundraiser for ALS Therapy Development Institute 
  • Volunteer Editor for the United States Geological Survey – National Map