About Us

About Us

Progress Investigations is a national investigations firm with offices serving BC, AB, ON, NB, PE, and NS. Since 2008, we have served insurers, the legal community, corporations, and government bodies by providing a full suite of investigation and claim loss mitigation services. Our services come with top-quality customer service, reporting, and communication while maintaining the highest standards of data protection.

Glenn Spillett – President

Entering the investigation industry immediately upon graduating from a post-secondary risk management program, Glenn brings over 30 years of expertise.

After spending several years conducting investigations in Toronto and Vancouver, Glenn relocated back to his home in Halifax and founded an agency that quickly spread across Atlantic Canada. After building a solid reputation of excellence, and together with a team of dynamic professionals, Progress Investigations now has offices serving Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Western Canada.

Glenn is one of the founding members of the industry association that led to Investigators achieving Investigative Body status under the Federal Privacy Act PIPEDA.

Glenn specializes in performing Civil Law investigations and assisting clients during, and in anticipation of litigation. Glenn has gone on to select, train and implement an industry leading, custom-tailored, online OSINT unit that assists defense teams nationally. Glenn is ultimately responsible for meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Nelson Cartwright – Director, Cybersecurity

Nelson is leading our latest professional services division – investigating data breaches, conducting current state assessments, and providing investigative solutions within cyber insurance policies.

Nelson is a Cybersecurity, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) expert who has spent the last 10 years in providing security and risk management advisory services to customers across Canada. He is a former ISACA board member and an MIT Sloan alumnus with strengths in professional services, program management, service delivery, and leading risk management programs.

His certifications include Certified in NIST Risk Management Framework (SP800-37), Certified in the Implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Certified IBM Cybersecurity Analyst, Certified Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Auditor, Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).