0800 2 PARAGON (0800 27 27 24) / 09 377 3655
Integrity, experience, commitment.

P aragon is New Zealand's largest corporate and institutional Private Investigation company. We have the only true nationwide reach with the most highly skilled investigators covering all parts of the country, and we approach every job with integrity, professionalism and a client purpose.
No job is too big or small.

At Paragon we can assist you with a range of professional services whether that be solving a complex fraud, internal theft suspicion, litigation assistance, forensics, staff vetting, tracing persons and document serving through to our work contracted to various government agencies providing support to internal staff. We will protect or assist you in dealing with threats or risks to your people, property, assets, reputation and information.

We always remain up-to-date with trends and current events, and we have a blog to keep our return visitors updated. As flattering as it is, some do try and copy our results and posts but don't be fooled and only insist on Paragon, your New Zealand Private Investigators with worldwide associations.


  • If it was not for the great work of your team those thieves would have sent me broke. A BIG thanks.

    SME Owner, Small Retailer

  • These guys are awesome, 14 arrests, hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen product recovered and they responded immediately to our request.

    Operations Manager, Transport Sector

  • Ron has re-united our family after 20 years and for that we will be eternally grateful.

    Adopted Sibling, Private client

  • The international work you are doing for New Zealand on this matter is having a significant impact. Keep up the good work.

    International Risk Manager, Government Department

  • The Paragon team has demonstrated professionalism, commitment and a true passion for our objectives at all times. Real returns to our bottom line have been delivered as a result of their efforts

    Security Manager, Fast Food chain

  • Thanks for your immediate and professional assistance in this matter. Over a million dollars in stolen property recovered by your guys is simply unbelievable...

    CEO, Major Wholesaler

  • The team approach that exists at Paragon proved invaluable in solving this complex and damaging series of thefts. Great work guys.

    Operations Manager, Logistics

  • I have no hesitation in recommending Ron and his team to anyone looking to employ a very professional and experienced private investigation company.

    Senior Partner, Legal

  • Paragon have been fighting fraud on our behalf for over 25 years. Their professional methods and deep understanding of our needs are a credit to them and of immense benefit to us

    CEO, Government SOE

  • The professional services you provide make us realise the advantages of dealing with Paragon. We have the full support of all specialist services including staff vetting which has paid for itself already, risk assessments, insurance investigation, hidden cameras, the country’s top investigators and a crack team to manage it all. Keep up the good work.

    Club Owner , Club - Auckland

  • Ron when it comes to validating claims, investigating fraud and giving fair and detailed evidence you are my industry expert. Well done on winning the Insurance Investigator of the Year award. It is richly deserved.

    CEO, Insurance Company

  • Wow, I am blown away. The reunion with my sister after all these years was amazing. My feet still have not touched the floor. I will be eternally grateful.

    Missing Pieces client , Private client

  • When Ryan was abducted and was missing for two years I feared I would never see him again. Thanks is just not enough, there are no words to express our family’s gratitude, God bless, and we will never forget you.

    John Palmer , San Francisco

Meet the Team

Ron McQuilter CFE
Ron McQuilter CFE

Ron is often regarded as the leading figure in the New Zealand Professional Investigation sector, heading New Zealand’s largest privately owned entity. He has over 40 years investigation experience.

Wayne Kiely CFE
Wayne Kiely CFE

Wayne is a Former New Zealand Police Detective with over 30 years of investigative experience and a diverse range of skills. His reputation for solving complex frauds and thefts is without exception.

Steve Williams
Steve Williams

Steve is an experienced investigator with a highly developed skill set specialising in commercial private investigations and covert surveillance. He was a former Metropolitan Police Sergeant.