About Us

About Us - Our Work

To get the right results, hire the right team. Southern Recon Agency.

There is simply no substitute for experience. Our team consists of well-trained, highly experienced professionals from all across the country. In addition to their extensive experience, all of our private investigators have the resources and professional backgrounds that guarantee the best possible results for your investigation.

Customized for every case

No two cases are alike, so every private investigation we undertake is customized to meet the needs of each individual case. Regardless of how unique or difficult, the Southern Recon Agency investigation team has far-ranging experience to professionally
handle your case.

Fully Licensed & Insured

Southern Recon Agency is a fully licensed investigative agency servicing, Tampa, Sarasota and all of Florida. Our agency license is A-1400197.

Our leadership team: Cultivating a culture of excellence.

Meet the dedicated professionals behind our ironclad commitment for providing the highest level of investigative services and outcomes.

Matt Aubin

Managing Partner

Matt Aubin, CDFE, FBCI, Managing Partner of Southern Recon Agency, has over a decade of high-tech investigative experience using legal, technical and investigative strategies for complex investigations.

In addition to speaking in front of thousands at international conferences, colleges and trade schools; his expertise has also been featured numerous times on ABC News, WFTS, Spectrum news, The Daily Beast and recently starred in a television pilot for
Netflix and MAC Pictures as an expert on Cyber Crimes. Matt has been on the FALI Board of Directors since 2016 and currently serves as the Tampa Area Director.

Matt’s and has worked on Cyber Cases jointly with the FBI and numerous federal and domestic law enforcement agencies around the United States as a Cyber Investigation specialist. Matt has been responsible for solving cases involving International Extortion
Rings, Business Email Compromise, Human Trafficking, Hacking, Electronic Espionage, Internet Defamation, Revenge porn, Cyber harassment, and Cyber Stalking. Matt has been declared as an expert witness in in the fields of Cyber Forensics, Cyber
Investigations and Cyber Stalking and is featured as a Keynote speaker around the country.

Matt’s qualifications include:

  • CDFE – Certified Digital Forensics Examiner
  • TSCM Countermeasures Certification
  • FALI – Board of Directors for Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  • JAC Justice Administrative Commission
  • FTER (Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery)
  • FBCI – Florida Board Certified Investigator
  • Member of FBI Infragard

Holly Taylor

Director of Investigations

Holly Taylor is responsible for successfully handling and supervising hundreds of local investigations and has excelled in covert surveillance and high, profile cases of undercover work to background investigations, traffic accident/reconstruction,
insurance, probate/missing heirs, asset, domestic, and with a specialty in child custody cases.

Holly transitioned into investigations after she worked her way to the highest ranks in the hospitality industry, including day to day operations of managing the financial and administrative duties of a business and related aspects to the direction and training of a large staff. Holly’s interpersonal social skills, critical thinking, and ability to react quickly to the situation at hand has given her unique advantages as an investigator and as the director of our Surveillance and Field operations. Holly has been a major part of Southern Recon Agency for nearly a decade and her contributions have been significant factors for Southern Recon Agency being the Top-Rated Private Investigation Firm in Orlando since 2015.

Holly’s qualifications include:

  • FTER (Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery)
  • ALIVE Active Shooter Training
  • FALI – Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  • Experienced in Family Law Court Testimony


Mark J. Aubin, J.D.

Corporate/Legal Investigations | In House Legal Counsel

Mark is head of corporate investigations and a practicing Attorney at Law. He has more than 23 years of experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines, including civil litigation, criminal law, family law, contracts, bankruptcy, probate and all manner of general business law. Mark also serves as General Legal Counsel for The Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI), which represents close to 1,000 licensed investigators throughout the State of Florida.

Mark’s qualifications include:

  • NACA – National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • NACBA – National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • HCBA – Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • ABA – American Bar Association
  • FJA – Florida Justice Association
  • TSCM – Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
  • TBTLA – Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • FALI – Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  • FAPM – Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • NACR – National Association of Conflict Resolution
  • FBCI – Florida Board Certified Investigator


Rick Garcia

Counter Surveillance

Rick has more than 30 years of international experience as a private investigator and is one of the country’s top experts in surveillance and counter surveillance. He has been trained and personally mentored by former FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, Israeli
Intelligence officers and CIA agents.

Rick’s qualifications include:

  • Advanced Firearms and Tactical Engagement (AF2)
  • Active Shooter Scenarios
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Church Events Protection
  • FALI – Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  • TSCM Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
  • Certified Security Consultant
  • FBI & CIA Training
  • Gate Keepers Certification
  • Dignitary Personal Protection


Jeff Mauldin

Lead Cyber Investigator

Prior to joining SRA, Jeff spent the last fifteen years as a top global competitor in professional computer gaming at the highest pinnacle for the eSports industry. Jeff represented team USA as co-captain across international gaming competitions in over
fifteen different countries. After achieving his goal of reaching number one in the world for his specific game, Jeff decided to retire from competitive gaming and follow his inspired passion in becoming a licensed private investigator specializing in Cyber
Crimes. Jeff’s extensive experience in the internet gaming word and familiarity with the internet and his vast computer skills and knowledge has made him a significant asset and Lead Investigator to our Cyber Investigations team.

As an Investigator, Jeff has assisted in pioneering new break through in cybercrime investigations including unique new tactics in tracing down international cyber criminals and development of new intelligence and investigation procedures and software programs to further our ability to serve various corporate and legal clients with both proactive intelligence and in response to complex fraud and cyber crimes.

Jeff looks at Investigating and solving cases very similar to international gaming – there’s an objective and the objective is to win and defeat your opponent. This theory of logic combined with the support and resources of our team has helped Jeff find
continued success and develop an ongoing passion for the industry.

Jeff is an active member of the FALI organization (Florida Association of Licensed Investigators).

Unsurpassed expertise in Cyber Investigation

You can be confident that leading experts in the cyber investigations industry are assigned to your case. Our cyber investigators have extensive experience in cyber intelligence, fraud, cybercrime, money laundering, insider theft and espionage, computer forensics, forensic accounting, internet defamation, brand protection, copyright and trademark, data breaches, intellectual property theft, cyber security, penetration testing, corporate and executive threat intelligence. It’s experience you can count on.

CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer  |   CDFE Certified Digital Forensics Examiner   |   CEH Certified Ethical Hacker   |   ECSA Certified Security Analyst

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Mark A., Tampa, FL | Attorney, 16 years

I have worked with Southern Recon on several investigations. He is an excellent investigator who always gets the job done no matter how complex or dangerous the situation. His fees are very reasonable and he usually puts in more hours than he gets paid for in order to make sure he does a professional job. I highly recommend Southern Recon Agency.

Tina G., Ontario, Canada

Matt provided me with superior service. He handled my investigation in a very professional manner and was always available for me 24/7. He helped solve my case and provided me with accurate evidence proving the suspicion of my husband’s infidelity. I highly recommend his services. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for his services!

Chris G., Tampa, Fl

I requested a background investigation on person that I was looking to conduct business with. I corresponded with the professionals at the Agency over email and the telephone. At no time, was I confused or concern about the process of this investigation. The process was thoroughly explained. Matt Aubin potentially saved me thousands of dollars by giving me an accurate understanding of who I was looking to do business with. Needless to say, I will not be conducting any business with this individual. I am extremely grateful for the work performed by Matt and the agency. It was worth every penny. The level of service provided exceeded my expectations.

Donnie C., Orlando, Fl

These folks are professional and will get results for you quickly. They are not the run of the mill grinding hours for billing people that often fill this profession. Thanks!