Key Employees

Michael Coffey, SPHR

Mike Coffey is president of Imperative, an employment background investigations firm based in Fort Worth, Texas.

An experienced HR professional with roots in aerospace, healthcare, and the service industry, Mike maintains certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Currently, Mike is a District Director for Texas SHRM and a board member for the Texas Association of Business (TAB).  In the past, Mike has served the Texas HR community as the president of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association (FWHRMA). He is also a past director for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

A licensed private investigator since 1998, Mike has served the investigative community as a past-director of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) and the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI).

Imperative is a pre-approved provider of recertification credit for HRCI and SHRM certifications. Mike conducts regular webinars for clients and other HR professionals and regularly speaks to professional and community groups on a wide range of topics.

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his wife and three sons.

Maricela Cazares

Mari Cazares first worked with Imperative’s president, Mike Coffey, on a human resources project management team at Texas Health Resources in the mid-1990’s.

Mari has experience in both human resources and IT project management. She joined Imperative in 2000 and has served as Vice President of Operations since 2007. In this role, Mari manages Imperative’s day-to-day operations, with special emphasis on maintaining our fanatical approach to quality and customer service.

Mari is a licensed private investigator.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas.