Michael Dores is founder and president of Merlin Information Services and a California licensed private investigator since 1981. Mike is a database pioneer who revolutionized the investigation industry by offering public record information originally on CD-ROM that is now replaced by online subscriber access. Mike champions professional investigators' rights to access this data and for over 19 years has established himself as a key player in the public record and information provider industry and offers valuable insights into the many issues currently facing investigators. Mike continues to be a hands-on entrepreneur, managing Business Development for Merlin, overseeing all new product development, project management, and data analysis. Mike’s associates consider his most valuable attributes to be his comprehensive knowledge of the customer’s needs and his product innovations. He is a nationally recognized speaker and a leading authority on skiptracing and public record research.