Meet the founders and partners that make Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates an industry leader in non-confrontational interview techniques.

Shane G. Sturman

Senior Partner, President/CEO

Shane G. Sturman, CPP, CFI, started with WZ in 1994 as a seminar speaker and Co-Director of Investigations. Shane was named Vice President of Operations in 2001 and then President of the firm in 2006. Later, in 2008, he was designated as CEO


L. Wayne Hoover

Vice President of CFI Programming/Senior Partner

L. Wayne Hoover, CFI, is Senior Partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) and the International Association of Interviewers (IAI), a company affiliated with WZ, as well as Vice President of Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) Programming.



David E. Zulawski

Co-Founder/Senior Partner

David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, Dave is a founding partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) and is responsible for R&D. He has personally conducted over 10,000 interviews and polygraph examinations throughout his career.


Douglas E. Wicklander


Mr. Wicklander is a founding partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. He is a licensed polygraph examiner in the states of Illinois and Indiana. He has an conducted over 10,000 polygraph examinations and interviews during his career.