Every family is a story unto itself, and Interpro is a family business. The story of Interpro is perhaps a modest example of how descendants of foreign immigrants can be blessed with prosperity in America.
Queenie Nishkian escaped Smyrna, Turkey in the 1920s during the Armenian Genocide, finding refuge with relatives in Fresno, California. She married Charles Azarian, and their son Edward was born in Los Angeles, California in 1929. Charles and Queenie struggled on modest earnings, which instilled in Edward a desire to achieve economic security.
Edward attended US Army language school and served with US agents in West Germany during the Cold War. With support from the GI Bill, he obtained a university degree in the 1950s and secured employment with law enforcement in Malibu, California. He married his wife of 50+ years, Gloria Jordan, in the 1960s, and they raised three children in Malibu.
Edward learned the profession of locating missing heirs from a dear friend and neighbor, and formed his company International Probate Research in the 1970s. His passion for this occupation resulted in steady success, and his list of clients progressed from dozens to hundreds to thousands of people, throughout the US and worldwide.
Edward’s son Michael was exposed to the business from an early age and made it a full-time career by 1989. This led to a father and son partnership lasting two decades. Today Michael owns and operates the company, now known as Interpro, from Oceanside, California. Edward passed away in 2012 in his beloved Malibu, and Michael continues the legacy started by his father, to adhere to lawful and ethical standards, and to provide personalized service with genuine concern for clients.