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Welcome to Ethos Risk Services

Ethos Risk Services is a full-service risk mitigation company specializing in due diligence, surveillance, background checks, locate investigations, subrogation, digital fingerprinting, hospital, pharmacy, and imaging canvasses, and much more. Our clients include insurance companies, third party administrators, financial institutions, governmental agencies, volunteer organizations, and businesses of all sizes.

The Ethos Difference

"True service partner" is not just a catchy slogan at Ethos. It’s the foundation of our business. We tailor all our assignments with two elements in mind: your satisfaction and your bottom line.  By combining extensive investigative experience with first-rate customer service, Ethos strives to provide each and every client with superior results and outstanding value.

We Are Proud of Our REP

Results: What does any client want? Results. Ethos is steadfast in providing professional, top-notch results on a consistent basis.

Experience: Rookies make mistakes. Veterans win ballgames. Ethos investigators are seasoned, extensively trained professionals and true experts in their field.

Passion: It’s not work when you love what you do. The Ethos team truly thrives on providing the best solutions and investigative products in the industry. Try us and you’ll see why so many others have joined the Ethos Revolution.



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Scott Claire to spearhead new adjusting division at Ethos Risk Services


Ethos Risk Services is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Claire to oversee the business's newly formed adjusting division.

Claire brings 25 years of experience as a licensed adjuster and private investigator to Ethos, a nationwide risk mitigation company based in St. Petersburg, Fla. He has worked extensively with property and casualty, liability, and catastrophic claims.

"Scott has an incredibly strong background in this industry," said Ethos president and CEO, Ed Cotilla. "His presence will really enhance our existing services. The addition of an adjusting division ties in perfectly with our business model of being a true one-stop risk mitigation provider. I have worked with Scott in the past and based on his expertise and strong work ethic there is no doubt in my mind that our adjusting division will be a force to be reckoned with. Many of our existing clients have expressed a need for adjusting services so we are pleased to be able offer these services to both our existing and new clients."

Claire, a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator, a Windstorm Certified Umpire and Appraiser, and an expert witness, is a licensed adjuster in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. He and Cotilla worked together during the 1990s, and his addition to Ethos marks yet another step forward for the company.

Originally billed as a one-stop risk mitigation shop, Ethos came to prominence primarily through its surveillance expertise. The company has expanded its efforts to include due diligence, brand protection, employee screenings, and data support services. Under Claire, Ethos' adjusting division will handle daily claims specific to property and casualty, liability, and catastrophic claims.

"We're shooting for a major and immediate impact with this division," Claire said. "Our goal is to provide outstanding professional adjusting services that disrupt the local market. We will strive to win customers away from the competition by providing adjusting services conducted in a manner never before seen in this arena."

Ethos' adjusting division boasts a team of experienced investigators employing industry unique techniques designed to benefit insurance carriers, self-insureds, brokers, and government entities.

In addition, the division will offer dispute resolution services such as mediation and appraisal; expert witness services including jury pool investigations and trial testimony; and third-party administration services like claims auditing and litigation management.

"This is going to make Ethos an even bigger player in the risk mitigation industry," said Claire. "I am beyond excited to help in spearheading this division."



Our Social Media Investigations Have Amazed Our Clients!

Ethos Risk Services recently added Social Media Investigations to our diverse lineup of investigative products. The information that our background team develops from these investigations is nothing short of amazing. Our clients have greatly benefited from Social Media Investigations by finding relevant information regarding claimants’ work status, recreational and sports activities, and general day to day patterns.Using known and reported demographic identifiers, we locate current and relevant information regarding the subject of the investigation. Our search includes social media sites that focus on business opportunities, entertainment and music promoting, networking, blogging, social activities, and political media, such as editorial media sites. According to a recent Nielsen Media study, social networking has grown to account for almost one quarter of all time spent online in the U.S. This form of media can provide valuable insight into a person's life. Users of social networking sites, forums and blogs often post information regarding their personal lives, their employment and their recreational activities. Armed with this information early in an investigation, Ethos Risk Services can then tailor an investigation specific to your instructions.  Contact your Ethos representative today to learn more about this valuable investigative tool.

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