The Team


Roberto Ortiz is Senior Consultant for R.A. Edwards & Associates/Rodriguez Group based in Mexico City, Mexico and is bilingual with native fluency in Spanish. He manages investigations in South and Central Mexico, including the Federal District, and provides polygraph support throughout Latin America.

Background & Experience:

Mr. Ortiz has over eight years of experience as an investigator, polygraph operator and training specialist in government and private security. Following extensive training, he began his professional career in 1997 with the Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico where he held the position of polygraphist in the Reliability Control Center. There he was involved in the selection and recruitment of new hires and in the ongoing honesty assessment of existing staff. He also provided investigative and polygraphic support for the Agency’s inquiries into internal corruption. From 1999 to 2001, he was Special Consultant for Lafayette-Verax Consultores, administering high level polygraph examinations for private companies as well as various departments of the federal and state government for investigative and pre-employment screening purposes.

In 2001 he established a private practice providing professional investigative and polygraph services for business and industry. Focusing on internal criminal investigations, key position background investigations and employee reliability testing, his services have been utilized by firms in the automotive, industrial, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transportation, customs, and telephony sectors. He was formerly staff polygraphist for Rodriguez-Zagal & Co. and is the founding partner of Risk Prevention Consultants. In addition to his private sector work, his investigative expertise has been utilized by the Colombian Penitentiary Institute and the Colombian Prison System; the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit; the Federal Investigation Agency of Mexico; the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic; and the offices of the Mayor, Municipal Police Force, Fire Department and Civil Protection Department of Cancun, Quintana Roo.

Ortiz is a graduate of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is certified as an Expert Polygraphist by the American Polygraph Association (APA); certified by the Latin American Polygraphists Association (ALP); and has the national certification of the Mexican Polygraphists Association (AMP), of which he has been a member since 2002. He is a member of the first generation of the Advanced Course for Expert Polygraphists, given in 2002 by Lafayette-Verax Consultores Institute. Ortiz has trained polygraphists for companies in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador and for federal and state governmental agencies including Banco de México; the Attorney General’s Offices of the Mexican states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Campeche, and Oaxaca; the Oaxaca State Penitentiary; the Honduras National Police Department; and the Guatemalan Police Force in in collaboration with the U.S. embassy.