Leadership Team

Anna Hauglie – Director of Operations

Anna has been with The McDowell Agency, Inc. for almost eight years. She started her career with The McDowell Agency, Inc. in 2005 as a court researcher. Anna was promoted to Account Representative in 2007 and was then promoted to Director of Operations in 2009. Anna is licensed under The McDowell Agency, Inc. as a private investigator. She and her team are accountable for client satisfaction as well as providing phone and online customer service.

Anna earned her BA degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of St. Thomas. She also minored in legal studies and Japanese.

Tim Landsberger – Vice President

Tim joined The McDowell Agency, Inc. team in 2005. He is responsible for implementing sales programs to acquire new clients, developing key company initiatives, building strategic partnerships, advancing product and service offerings, and establishing long-term growth strategies. In addition, Tim and his team are responsible for client satisfaction and retention.

Tim is considered an expert in his field and is frequently requested to speak to organizations in both the public and private sector on the topic of criminal background screening. Tim earned a BS degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he graduated with honors.

Robert McDowell – Founder and President

Robert founded The McDowell Agency, Inc. in 1984 as a full service private investigation firm.  Robert is a licensed private investigator.  Since that time The McDowell Agency, Inc. has grown to be one of the premier providers of investigative services, corporate investigations, and employee background checks with over 2500 clients nationwide.  Robert is considered an expert in all fields of investigation services and has been featured on Fox TV News, People Magazine, the Pioneer Press, and WCCO AM Radio on the Pat Miles show.  In addition, Robert has been called as an expert witness in numerous trials, including cases of corporate misconduct.

Robert attended the University of Minnesota where he earned an Associate Arts degree.  He also holds a degree in communications from Brown Institute.

Kevin Fitzgerald – Owner and CEO

Kevin has been with The McDowell Agency, Inc. since 1996. Kevin is a licensed private investigator who specializes in both corporate investigations and employment background screening. Kevin is responsible for overseeing both operations and business development.

A serial entrepreneur, Kevin has an outstanding track record of leadership and accomplishment driving organizational change and development in multiple industries. He has had both an ownership and consultative role in these organizations.

Kevin earned a BS degree from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota).