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Gallagher Appoints Managing Director, Global Small Business Practice
Jen Tadin has been appointed as managing director, Global Small Business Practice, at Gallagher. This newly created position will oversee the strategy, results and coordination of key partnership and acquisition initiatives to drive growth across Gallagher’s small business units.
Tadin first joined the brokerage in 2014 as its director of sales, small business and was later promoted to president, small business for Gallagher’s U.S. retail property and casualty brokerage division.
“Jen’s proven leadership, expertise and passion for the small business community align with our heightened commitment to this segment and make her an ideal fit for the role,” said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., chairman, president and CEO.
“We are delighted to welcome back Jen to Gallagher.”
Tadin will report to Vishal Jain, global chief service officer. In her new role, Tadin will work across divisions to bolster the growth of global small business operations and expand Gallagher’s connection to small business communities.
AGCS Strengthens North American Distribution Team
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) named John Gambale as regional head of distribution NA, large corporate. He will report to Bill Scaldaferri, CEO and president, AGCS North America.
This move is in part an effort for AGCS to strengthen its distribution team. In addition to Gambale, Rani Christie will lead the middle market division, also reporting to Scaldaferri.
“I am pleased to welcome John to AGCS as this is the next step in our evolution and a refinement of our focus to capture growth opportunities both in the large corporate and middle market arenas,” said Scaldaferri.
“We have strong momentum, and by redeploying resources, we are driving more meaningful and productive engagement, honing our expertise and articulating our focus toward two very distinct yet crucial market segments.”
Gambale began his corporate insurance career at Swiss Re. He earned a BS in environmental economics from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Pace University, Lubin School of Business. He joins most recently from AIG, as president, Northwest zone.
“John has a tremendous reputation in the marketplace as a results-oriented professional. At the same time, I am very happy that Rani will focus his talents on growing and optimizing our middle market division, which is a critical growth segment for the company,” Scaldaferri said.
Goldberg Segalla Expands Workers’ Comp Group
Goldberg Segalla added two new members to its workers’ compensation team.
First, Douglas B. Gale joined the firm’s workers’ compensation group in Orange County, coming from Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies in San Diego County.
Michael J. Gervolino joined the firm’s workers’ compensation group in Princeton, after coming from Lois, LLC.
Gale’s practice concentrates on counseling insurers, self-insured employers and TPAs in claims handling strategy and the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
He has extensive experience as house counsel for a leading U.S. insurance carrier, managing all facets of workers’ comp litigation, including conducting depositions of applicants, primary treating physicians and qualified medical examiners, as well as defending claims through trial.
Gervolino’s practice focuses on workers’ compensation matters, counseling and defending insurers, employers and TPAs before the New Jersey State Workers’ Compensation Board.
His practice includes all stages of the claims process, from the initial evaluation of a claim through resolution. Gervolino has also defended claims and litigated numerous workers’ compensation trials to successful outcomes for his clients.
The Liberty Company Introduces National Real Estate Practice Leader
The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers announced Marshall Heron has joined the firm as senior vice president, national real estate practice leader.
Heron has 25 years of experience in the insurance brokerage industry, focusing his career in the real estate sector.
Prior to joining Liberty, he served as a strategic lead for a top 10 insurance broker in its global real estate practice, where he was responsible for delivering products, processes and services to meet his clients’ needs.
“I joined the Liberty Company for the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest-growing privately-held insurance brokerages in the U.S. and to lead the growth of the national real estate practice,” Heron said.
SRS Welcomes Industry Veteran to Lead Canada Expansion
Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has appointed Brad Meindersma as its president of SRS managers, Canada.
He brings with him experience working as senior vice president for Marsh Bermuda and executive vice president at JLT Insurance Management, where he worked directly with and advised senior executives from companies ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 50.
“We are excited to have Brad join us as we have many Canadian clients in various domiciles but decided it was an opportune time to have ‘boots on the ground’ locally to better serve our current and future clients based or with significant operations in Canada,” said Brady Young, SRS president, and CEO.
“We expect an uptick in activity, both new formations and re-domestications, given recent legislative changes and the opportunity to form domestic captives in British Columbia and more recently Alberta. Brad is the ideal person to build and lead our team in Canada as these domiciles gain traction.” &