JP&A Consulting and Investigative Services is a group of seasoned security professionals with years of experience in conducting investigative and security consulting to individuals and companies – both local and foreign – in the Philippines.
The company is led by Jonathan “Jon” Parrocha, a Registered Criminologist and Certified Security Professional who has over eighteen years of experience in his cap. He was a manager of Group Investigations (GI) and Fraud Risk at Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Ltd. The GI Manila team formed part of the GI network teams operating in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Singapore and Manila. He managed all internal investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, serious misconduct, and policy breaches across the Manila Hub. He conducted Fraud Risk assessments and raised awareness of such to all Manila Hub employees. He was instrumental in the creation of the Fraud and Surveillance team for Risk Services. The team was responsible for monitoring the Data Loss Protection, Applications Security Monitoring; Conflict of Interests; and Financial Crime. He also provided expert advice with regard to Fraud Risk, Financial Crime and Security.
Prior to ANZ, he was a Senior Investigator in Pacific Strategies and Assessments, managing the investigations team on a wide range of investigation operations including pre-employment screenings, vendor vetting, discreet background checks, lifestyle checks, employee misconduct, embezzlement, pilferage, intellectual property theft, fraud, and due diligence. Jon also has a solid experience in conducting site and physical security assessment on property residences, office towers, buildings, manufacturing plant facilities, mining facilities, and other business establishments to identify and evaluate threats, risks, and vulnerabilities. He also provided airport facilitations and executive protection for VIPs of multinational clients visiting the Philippines.
Straight out of university, Jon was an Investigator, Questioned Document Examiner and Polygraph (Lie Detector) Examiner at Truth Verifier Systems, Inc. (TVSI). As an investigator, he developed, implemented, and monitored operational plans in the conduct of search and investigation. He likewise conducted interrogation on individuals under investigation; examined and verified suspected counterfeit documents for clients in different sectors. His earlier years in TVSI was spent as a private detective performing fixed and mobile surveillance, discreet background investigation, locating missing persons and property searches, records verification and other fieldwork investigations.