Jo Ann Ream

As a Private Investigator and the head of our Background Investigations, Jo Ann brings her legal background as well as her investigative experience to CTS Research. 

Jo Ann has worked as a paralegal for a variety of firms from small boutique firms specializing in personal injury, commercial real estate, bankruptcy, family law & collections to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.  In the Manhattan D. A.’s office she was in the Money Laundering & Tax Crimes Unit where she worked on a variety of cases.  Jo Ann’s analytical mindset with background investigations combined with her investigative experience gives our clients a fresh approach to solving various issues.

She has gained her expertise in gathering information, analyzing the research and an uncanny ability to decipher information and pull out critical facts and inconsistencies.  Jo Ann’s drive for perfection and thoroughness along with her professionalism and high standard of ethics is unyielding.  She has brought our background investigating team to a level that cannot be matched by many others. 

Jo Ann graduated magna cum laude from the University of Hartford, Hartford College for Woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies along with a Paralegal Certificate. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Notary Public in Connecticut.

Jo Ann is a member of the following associations:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - ACFE
Connecticut Association of Licensed Investigators – CALPI
Florida Association of Licensed Investigators – FALI
National Association of Professional Background Screeners - NAPBS
International Association for Asset Recovery – IAAR