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Leadership Team

John L. Egan, President and Director of Investigations

With over 20 years in the industry, John’s career has spanned the full spectrum of investigation, security and surveillance services for companies such as Burger King, the NY MTA and many others. Before co-founding ICORP, John was Director of Investigations for Accu-Intelligence, Inc. As President and Director of Investigations for ICORP he brings national experience in fraud and accident investigations, loss prevention, security and high-tech surveillance. John is a member of the National Association of Investigative Specialists (NAIS), Metropolitan Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (MBFAA), and the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS). He has a degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Old Westbury.

Steven Santarpia, Vice President

As co-founder of ICORP, Steven brings over 15 years investigation and surveillance experience to the company. Steven specializes in surveillance investigations including medical malpractice, liability and workers’ compensation investigations. Prior to ICORP, Steven was a Field Investigator for MJM Investigations and was Chief Field Investigator for Accu-Intelligence, Inc. Steven has worked many different types of surveillance assignments including insurance, cheating spouse, child custody and industrial espionage. He is a sought-after subject matter expert who has been featured in Pursuit Magazine, Lifehacker Ask the Expert and other publications. Steven attended Nassau Community College and has a degree in Liberal Arts.

Michael L. Baum, Vice President of Business Development

Michael Baum is an experienced sales and marketing professional with diversified industry experience, working with Fortune 100 companies such as General Mills, Tambrands (now a division of Procter & Gamble), and Kraft Foods among others. Michael has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, sales management and training, advertising and communications. Michael was a founding member of Stone Toro Asset Management, a Princeton, NJ based alternative Investment firm from 2009-2015 where he served as Director of Marketing and Institutional Sales. Additionally, Michael has worked as a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services, Inc. He is a graduate of Union College and received his MBA from the University of Southern California.

Melanie Wood, Regional Investigation and Litigation Manager

Melanie has 30 years experience in investigations, SIU and litigation management for insurance companies and legal firms. Prior to ICORP, Melanie was a Senior Field Investigator and Senior Adjustor for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, and served as Southeast Regional Investigation and Litigation Manager for iUnlimited, Inc. With over 25 years of experience as an adjuster and investigator for Liberty Mutual, Melanie brings the client perspective to ICORP, helping us to develop value added services and approaches. Melanie is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation and Litigation and is a designated Media/Trial Specialist by the WCCP Florida Bar. She studied marketing and law at Miami Dade College.

Matthew Porter, Director of Major Accounts

Matthew comes to ICORP with over 10 years experience in legal support for corporate and private investigations. Prior to ICORP he was Regional Manager for iUnlimited, Inc. and was the Director of Major Accounts for Global Options. Matthew has broad business knowledge, having also served as Chief Operating Officer for Cooper & Porter, a startup beverage manufacturer. Matthew is an Accredited Claims Adjuster and holds the Senior Claim Law Associate, Fraud Claims Law Associate and other designations from the American Educational Institute. He has a degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida and has studied law at Barry University.

Andrew Baum, SIU Manager

Andrew brings over 10 years investigations experience to ICORP with specializations in insurance fraud, due diligence, background investigations, litigations support, witness locate and management services and interview techniques. Andrew manages ICORP’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which specializes in insurance and fraud-related investigations, and is also responsible for ICORP’s Mid-Atlantic regional office. In addition to an extensive background in fraud investigations, Andrew’s professional experience includes military intelligence (Israeli Military) and law enforcement (Washington DC police). Andrew earned his BA in Political Science and American History from Union College in Schenectady, NY. Andrew has been featured by the New York Times for his investigative background and is recognized as one of the premier private investigators in the nation.