Gerald D. Davies
Pilon School of Business
Degree: Business - General
Year of graduation: 1969
I have been a licenced Private Investigator since 1971. Prior to this I was with the local police force in Mississauga. I worked for a large investigation company, based in Atlanta, Georgia and moved into a supervisory position. I left them and worked in partnership for nine years and in March 1987 started my own firm, G. Davies & Associates. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary. We have completed over 5,000 investigations, across Canada, the U.S.A., Hong Kong and Europe. I have traveled extensively for numerous investigations.
I tracked down an individual who had stolen clients’ monies and disappeared into the US. The RCMP in Winnipeg and the FBI couldn’t locate this man and after four months the insurance company hired me to try and find him. I located him in four days and had him arrested in Southaven, Mississippi. He eventually received five years in jail at Stoney Mountain Prison in Manitoba.
I have completed numerous high profile cases, including murder cases. I have tracked down millions of dollars for bond loss clients in the U.S.A., Canada and other parts of the world.
After attending a college in London, Ont. (now Fanshawe College), I enrolled in Business for the first year of Sheridan on Church Street in Brampton. I went there from 1968 to 1969 and am a founding member of the Sheridan Bruins.
I remember the school newspaper wanted to do a column on sports and wanted to call it ‘Sports Shorts.’ I posed in my underwear and a photograph was taken. It caused such a ruckus, that (the paper) was removed. The school wanted to know who had posed for it, but this wasn’t revealed. This was 1968 –– things sure have changed since that time!
Dave Tinker was one of our teachers and I really enjoyed his class; he always treated us as ‘one of the boys.’ He instilled in me a sense of pride in doing my assignments and I looked forward to his classes. At the end of the year, he shared a beer with us at the local pub.
I would tell (today’s) students to study hard, get good grades and enjoy your classes to the fullest. Find something that you enjoy to do and I am sure you will be happy doing it for years.
Current Occupation: Private Investigator/Owner, G. Davies & Associates www.canadianinvestigators.com