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After receiving his bachelors degree, Mike worked for U.S. Senator Bob Dole as a staff member on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C., thereafter earning a commission as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
While serving active duty in the Marine Corps, Mike sustained a job ending training injury. He then entered the private sector pursuing a career in the security and investigative industries in
West Los Angeles, primarily servicing the entertainment industry.
From 1995 to 2007, as an entrepreneur, Mike established, owned and managed Wolivar & Associates, Inc. During those twelve years of ownership, the business was successful and there were no lawsuits or regulatory violations.
In 1998, Mike wrote and published an article titled, Choosing the Right People: Cost Effective Surveillance-Investigations, which was published in the insurance industry’s flagship magazine, Claims Magazine.
The Wolivar & Associates, Inc. brand was known for superior quality litigation investigations, physical surveillance, high-end clientele and trusted confidentiality. After twelve years of ownership, in 2007, Mike sold Wolivar & Associates, Inc. to a large investigative corporation.
From 2007 to 2011 Mike contracted and worked for two national investigative firms, serving as Vice-President for one company, spending time overseeing investigations and surveillance operations in western states.
Along with overseeing investigations in the western states, Mike developed, along with his former Director of Operations for Wolivar & Associates, Inc., a new service line investigating high volume claims for two of the largest private mortgage companies, MGIC and PMI Insurance Company. Mike secured both PMI companies as clients.
The PMI claims were voluminous following the 2008 financial fall out. The PMI service line required field investigators nationwide to investigate home loan applications for fraud and collect credible evidence, all in a short turn around time.
The revenue success of the PMI service line was noted by the national investigation company’s CEO in public broadcasts of the quarterly earning’s reports. Private equity eventually purchased both national investigative companies.
In 2011, Mike Wolivar re-established Wolivar & Associates, Inc. with a focus on putting together an exceptional team to provide high-end physical surveillance, security and investigative services to a discerning clientele.
Mike has been a trusted confidant and private investigator for several High-Net-Worth families and public figures to include the late Mr. Ed Snider of Montecito, California.
Clients have also included insurance companies American International Group, Chubb, Zurich, MetLife, Liberty Mutual and Traveler’s; Third Party Administrators included Sedgwick and Gallagher Basset; law firms include Denton’s; Baker & McKenzie; Latham & Watkins; Bird, Marella, Boxer et al.; Greenberg Glusker; and Gibson Dunn; Chief Security Officers and General Counsel for Fortune 500 companies; and security and investigative companies such as Kroll and Gavin de Becker.
Mike has served as a sub-contractor to several large government contracting companies to include Altegrity Risk International where he personally conducted covert physical surveillance on an as needed basis, assisting U.S. Federal Agents. Altegrity had the primary contract with the federal government. Mike also served as a Senior Adviser for New York based Threat Pattern LLC.
Mike is a former competitive boxer and sparring coach who volunteers time teaching youth and adults basic boxing and training techniques. His son Zach, a college student who serves part-time on the WA, Inc. protective-surveillance detail, is an accomplished Jiu Jitsu competitor and coach.