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St. Louis, Missouri (March 27, 2019) – INTERTEL, the nationally recognized leader in Medical Canvassing, today announced the hiring of Joseph E. Stephenson, CIFI, CSMIE as Director of Digital Intelligence Solutions. In the newly created position, Stephenson will lead INTERTEL’s Digital Intelligence Solutions division, continuing to build the company’s brand as it enhances its service offerings and moves to target new claims industries to benefit a growing clientele.

Joe Stephenson, Director of Digital Intelligence Solutions at INTERTEL.

With 30 years of experience in both civil and criminal investigations, Mr. Stephenson is considered an expert in the field of social media and open source intelligence (OSINT) research and has lectured internationally to insurance, finance, and government professionals on how to leverage digital resources and to think outside the box with today’s available data.
Before joining INTERTEL, Stephenson was the Managing Director of Special Investigations for Hagerty Insurance Agency LLC and played a pivotal role in developing their Special Investigations Unit and anti-fraud initiatives. He has been a leader in the insurance anti-fraud arena, holding a Board of Directors position with the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU), Past President of the New England Chapter IASIU (NEIASIU), and currently a Board member with the Northeast Chapter of International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (NE-IAATI), as well as sitting on several committees for their International organization (IAATI). He writes a monthly column for SIU Today magazine on digital investigations and has been a featured columnist in the APB magazine and PropertyCasualty360.
“Joe is a highly respected and accomplished special investigations unit executive and social media intelligence leader who has a deep understanding of the insurance claims industry,” said Steve DeRossett, President of INTERTEL, Inc. “We’re privileged to have an expert of his caliber join INTERTEL and I’m confident he will contribute greatly to our company and uphold the values that have made INTERTEL successful.”
This role is a key addition to the INTERTEL executive team that will expand and develop additional services for our clientele. Stephenson will be responsible for the overall leadership and development of new business products focusing on the creation of customized digital and open source intelligence solutions to enhance our clients’ ever-growing needs.
“INTERTEL looks to continually increase innovations that enhance both Claims and SIU departments’ ability to identify potentially fraudulent files. Our technology is second to none in collecting and integrating data that is vital to enriching the information provided to clients,” DeRossett added. “Joe’s expertise is well-suited to help us navigate this ever-changing environment. He will be instrumental in maximizing our collective value in the insurance claims industry.”
“I am elated to begin this collaboration as part of the INTERTEL organization as we develop new and exciting solutions, particularly those that draw from social media, deep web, and IoT data. INTERTEL has long established itself as the leader in medical canvassing and we will do the same when it comes to open source intelligence products servicing the anti-fraud, claims, legal, and risk control industries.” said Stephenson.
About INTERTEL, Inc.
INTERTEL provides professional, cost-effective medical canvassing as well as other intelligence solutions to assist in identifying pertinent information for the insurance claims industry. With dedicated staff serving insurance companies, self-insured companies and third-party administrators around the world, INTERTEL knows how to obtain legal, ethical, and actionable information on questionable claims. INTERTEL, the nationally recognized leader and industry architect, provides the most secure, consistent, and quality information to the claims industry. | @INTERTEL_Inc