QFIS is a customer-focused company that is unique not only in its approach to challenges but also in the wide range of services that it provides in the areas of forensics and investigations. The services offered by QFIS are connected by a theme, which is to apply Tom and Mary Kate's skills to help clients make informed decisions. Whether the decisions to be made relate to a criminal case, infidelity, DNA evidence, or the story-line for a movie, having accurate information that is explained to you in a clear manner by trusted, experienced advocates will help you plan the next step.
Tom and Mary Kate will meet personally with each client to craft a plan of action and will supply the personnel and technology necessary to meet each challenge. QFIS conducts private investigations including but not limited to workplace and family matters; reviews crime scene and forensic DNA results; provides expert testimony and training; and serves as consultants for the media and film industries relative to police and forensic science scenarios. QFIS offers the trusted consultants you want to help with your forensic and investigative needs.
QFIS | About Us
Tom and Mary Kate McGilvray each worked for the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) for over twenty years. Both started their careers in entry level positions - Tom as a state trooper and Mary Kate as a forensic chemist at the Crime Laboratory. During their time with the MSP, both Tom and Mary Kate rose within the Department both in terms of titles and responsibilities. Tom spent years enforcing laws and investigating cases before serving as a trainer and then as a supervisor, and ultimately rose to the appointed rank of Major and served on the Department's Command Staff. Mary Kate spent years analyzing evidence and conducting DNA analysis before supervising these functions, and then rose to the level of Quality Assurance Manager prior to being appointed as the Acting Director of the Crime Laboratory.
In their leadership roles in the Department, both Tom and Mary Kate provided guidance and influenced policies that ultimately affected the citizens of Massachusetts. While they each found their command assignments to be challenging and rewarding, both missed the connection with the casework and investigations that began their careers. Their new responsibilities often entailed budget and personnel issues rather than conducting complex investigations or analyzing casework in preparation for court. While both Tom and Mary Kate were innovative leaders who excelled at planning, forecasting, setting objectives and determining courses of action, both missed the passion of taking ownership of a case and applying their training, experience and knowledge to directly help individual clients and cases. After much thought and consideration, Tom and Mary Kate decided that in order to move forward, they first needed to step backwards towards what first got them into police work and forensics in the beginning. So in 2007, Tom and Mary Kate formed the company of Quality Forensic and Investigative Services, LLC (QFIS).