Cory is an International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Certified Fire Investigator; he is also certified by the National Association of Fire Investigators as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator as well as a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor. He is currently President of the Consulting Firm; Origin First, LLC, which he founded in 2009. The primary focus for Origin First is consulting with Manufacturers, Law Firms and Individual parties on product liability cases mostly involving fires and explosions. Cory was a firefighter with the Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department earning the rank of Lieutenant and Director of the Fire and Arson Investigation Squad. In 1990, he joined a private fire investigation firm located in Collinsville, Illinois. He then went to work for a large forensic engineering firm located in the Midwest where he worked as a Senior Fire Investigator specializing in large loss investigations.