Stephen Heskett

Stephen Heskett

Senior Manager

Mr. Heskett is Senior Manager at MSA Investigations, where he supervises a team of investigative analysts in due diligence and background investigations and assists in the management of cases spanning MSA Investigation’s capabilities. He has been responsible for the design and implementation of workflow and case management systems used by the company daily.

Mr. Heskett began his career in investigations as an apprentice at a premiere New York investigative firm. Over the course of his ten-year career, Mr. Heskett has worked cases encompassing the field, gaining experience and knowledge covering all aspects of the industry.  In 2007, Mr. Heskett joined MSA Investigations and in 2009, was appointed to lead the company as Assistant Director of Investigations following the departure of the company’s Director.  In this role, Mr. Heskett was responsible for all day-to-day operations as the company sought new leadership. He left the company for a year pursuing other opportunities at another investigative firm, but returned in late 2011 to his current role as part of the company’s explosive growth.

Mr. Heskett is adept at investigations involving technology and at conducting due diligence research, including projects regarding high-profile and high net worth individuals.  Mr. Heskett also has extensive experience in conducting and managing a variety of investigations, including field and undercover surveillance, evidence retrieval, digital forensics, and technical surveillance countermeasures cases.

In the mid-2000s, Mr. Heskett led a high-profile investigation involving the availability of controlled substances on the Internet. This resulted in Mr. Heskett speaking before state legislatures and meeting and consulting with political representatives and other public and private organizations. Due to the significant attention this case received, Mr. Heskett was selected to pursue related investigations, including a wrongful death case involving an individual who had overdosed on controlled substances ordered from the Internet.  In addition, he became the architect and co-author of an annual report which cataloged websites selling medicine without a prescription published by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA).  Using the data and information from that study, CASA had highly relevant information when working with hosting companies, domain registrars, payment facilitators and other interested parties in combating the issue.