Bob Titus Joins CLM Advisors

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — October 10, 2017

Bob Titus Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that Bob Titus has joined CLM Advisors. He brings to CLM Advisors’ clients significant expertise in several critical areas, including:

  • Claims and Risk Program oversight for self-insured clients;
  • Subrogation program advice and consultation;
  • Claims advocacy and insurance litigation support and guidance across all P&C lines;
  • Construction Project Wrap-Up assistance, including the marketing, administration, and close-out reconciliation of large multi-year Rolling Wrap-Up projects.

In addition, Bob provides guidance and consultation in Agency/Broker E&O, and Insurance Claim Disputes.

Bob is a licensed Insurance Advisor, Insurance Broker and risk management professional with more than 25 years of experience. He has developed and taught professional development courses to insurance professionals for more than 15 years at the Insurance Library of Boston, Polestar Performance Programs, Inc., The CPCU Society and The Academy of Insurance.  He has also presented on an array of topics at national and regional insurance industry conferences.

Bob earned a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and holds multiple insurance professional designation, including:

  • Associate in Claims (AIC)
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

He has also completed OSHA’s 30-Hour Safety Training for both Construction and General Industry, and is an active member of the MA Chapter of RIMS.

Questions about Bob’s services can be directed to bob.titus@clmadvisors.org

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 40,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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Caryn Siebert Joins CLM Advisors

On September 6th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — September 6, 2017

Caryn Siebert Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that Caryn Siebert has joined CLM Advisors. Caryn brings a unique perspective to her CLM Advisor clients. She has served as a CEO, Chief Claims Officer and General Counsel, in roles with TPAs, insurance carriers and self-insured companies.

With more than 20 years of experience in legal, claims, and risk management, Caryn helps her clients achieve operational excellence, build high performing teams, and solve problems across a myriad of disciplines.  She also serves as a certified mediator and provides risk management advice to self-insureds, public entities, MGAs, insurers, and reinsurers.

Caryn is a proud recipient of the 2017 CLM Litigation Management Professional of the Year award and also the 2017 Ollie Award. In 2016 she authored Chapter Four of “Words of Wisdom from Women to Watch and was an honoree in the 2010 “Woman to Watch” Business Insurance awards.

Caryn is an active CLM leader, having been an original member of the CLM National Committee, and continuing to serve as a member of the Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality and also the Technology and Subrogation Committees of the CLM. She has served as a teacher at the CLM Claims College and has spoken at the CLM Annual Conference and also Regional and Specialty conferences. She continues to chair the CCC in Southern California and supports several non-profits including Kids Konnected, Alzheimer’s and Pathways.

Prior to joining CLM Advisors, Caryn led the claims operations of a large insurance carrier, in a role that included the oversight of TPAs across the country and an internal team of claims professionals. Previously she served as President of Carl Warren & Company, which, under her guidance, was listed on the Inc5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2014 and was also awarded the National ESOP Company of the Year in 2013.

In prior roles, Caryn served as SVP and Claims Director of Safeco Insurance, Director of Commercial Claims for GE Employers Reinsurance, and General Counsel for GE Coregis.  Caryn started her career practicing insurance and reinsurance law at LeBoeuf, Lamb.

Caryn received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College and a J.D., cum laude, from New York Law and is still in good standing with the bar associations in NY, NJ and WA.

Inquiries about Caryn’s services can be directed to caryn.siebert@clmadvisors.org

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 40,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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David S. Moran Joins CLM Advisors

On July 17th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — July 17, 2017

David S. Moran Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that David Moran has joined CLM Advisors. David brings to CLM Advisors’ clients a wealth of expertise in litigation metrics, analytics, and reporting.

David’s focus at CLM Advisors will be to help claims organizations and staff counsel operations optimize the information they need to make data-driven decisions that achieve improved litigation efficiencies and outcomes. His work enables these organizations to:

  • Develop the litigation Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) needed to properly evaluate their law firms, internal procedures, and overall cost trends
  • Better understand their current data structure, the process through which data is captured, and potential gaps in current environments
  • Better manage the delivery of KPIs to appropriate internal stakeholders and law firms, and to communicate how best to use this information for resolving cases more efficiently, while controlling overall costs

David brings over a decade of experience developing and implementing analytical and reporting capabilities for the legal industry.  He served most recently as Senior Director of Product Management for Legal Analytics at Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, where he designed and launched a suite of LegalVIEW Product offerings including Benchmark Warehouse, the largest legal invoice data warehouse in the industry; LegalVIEW Dashboard, a business intelligence application for legal and claims departments; and LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer, a solution combining machine-learning and human expertise to ensure outside counsel guideline compliance.

Inquiries about David’s practice and services can be directed to david.moran@clmadvisors.org or to info.@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 40,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

 

 

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Thomas G. Dunlop Joins CLM Advisors

On April 28th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — Apr 28, 2017

Thomas G. Dunlop Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that Thomas Dunlop has joined CLM Advisors. Tom will focus his CLM Advisors’ practice on two distinct areas of the industry.

First, he will advise insurers, claims organizations and staff counsel operations on performance improvement issues ranging from operations improvement, litigation support vendor selection, contracting and management, and legal bill review and legal matter management systems.

Second, for outside insurance defense firms, and also for technology and service companies serving the claims and legal industries, Tom will help them to be more successful, by defining company value propositions, improving services delivery, and enhancing operational efficiencies.

Tom comes to CLM Advisors with 30 years of experience in Staff Counsel and Legal Operations Management, gaining deep expertise in staff counsel office management, staffing, and performance management. Tom’s broader litigation operations experience includes:

  • the creation and management of a 20-person internal bill review and payment team
  • the design, training and introduction of matter management systems
  • national legal vendor sourcing and contracting
  • the use of offshore vendors within backroom legal operations, and
  • the early introduction and roll-out of legal e-billing platforms

Most recently, Tom served as Head of Legal Operations for CNA Insurance companies. He held numerous management positions in both legal operations and staff counsel at CNA, serving as Managing Trial Attorney, Regional AVP for Staff Counsel, and AVP of Legal Operations and Sourcing.

Tom is a licensed attorney and received his B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. Tom is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Association and completed management training at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University.

Inquiries about Tom’s practice and services can be directed to tom.dunlop@clmadvisors.org or to info.@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 40,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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Lawrence Beemer Joins CLM Advisors

On April 24th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — Apr 24, 2017

Lawrence Beemer Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that Lawrence Beemer has joined CLM Advisors. Larry is well known to the CLM community, having been part of the CLM’s Advisory Board since inception. He is one of 4 people to have developed and run the CLM’s Litigation Management Institute hosted yearly at Loyola law school in Chicago. He received is CLMP designation the first year LMI was established.  He has been a speaker at every CLM National Meeting since 2007 as well as at other CLM specialty conferences and has also authored multiple articles for CLM Magazine.

Larry’s practice with CLM Advisors will focus on developing claims leadership, technical training, litigation management and bad faith, as well as being an expert witness. Larry brings to CLM Advisors clients more than 35 years in the insurance industry.  His background is extensive and encompasses the management of on both primary and excess claims in the standard lines as well as niche areas such as Construction Defect, Latent Injury, Entertainment Bad Faith and Professional Liability claims.

Prior to joining CLM advisors, Larry was the Vice President of claims and litigation management at QBE insurance responsible for all Auto, GL, CD, Environmental liability claims as well as TPA oversight for the company. Prior to this Larry worked at Fireman’s Fund where he provided leadership over the Construction Defect/Latent Injury and Entertainment claims department. Prior to Fireman’s Fund Larry worked at a TPA known as Risk Enterprise Management (REM).  At REM Larry managed a large claim department handling Auto, GL, CD, Environmental and Property claims. Larry was involved in Marketing and Sales as the Casualty Claim Manager for REM and for a short time was the Chief Technical Officer for the company.

Inquiries about Larry’s practice and services can be directed to lawrence.beemer@clmadvisors.org or to info@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 40,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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For Immediate Release
March 9 2017

CLM Advisors Launches New Business Transformation Practice for Technology and Services
Companies Serving the P & C Insurance Industry

Deerfield, ILL — Steven Rubin has joined CLM Advisors in order to lead its new Business Transformation Practice.  The Practice will focus on assisting technology and services companies within the property and casualty insurance arena to be more successful.

With more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, Steven works principally with B2B customer-facing enterprises, and the investor firms who back such companies, to:

  • Guide significant organizational change and strategic business transformations;
  • Lead large-scale operational and service delivery improvements;
  • Enable revenue growth through organic efforts and acquisition integrations; and
  • Facilitate technology-enabled product development (especially cloud-based and mobile platforms)

Steven is a market-focused entrepreneur with experience as a senior executive for a variety of cloud-based software, consumer and business-to-business services companies including GE, Wright Express and Agero, as well as a change management consultant for Fortune 500 organizations.  His experiences range from driving growth and performance optimization at large global companies to creating new value through market disruptions at early stage businesses.

Prior to joining CLM Advisors, Steven was a co-founder of OnSource, a leading SaaS-based inspection services company, responsible for the organization’s strategic efforts and building out its services and technology platform.

Steven received his undergraduate degree in management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has an MBA in strategy from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.  He completed advanced management training at GE’s Management Development Center and is a graduate of the company’s well-regarded Financial Management Program.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 30,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

# Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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For Immediate Release — February 28, 2017

CLM Advisors Launches New Litigation Industry Snapshot About Mediator Effectiveness

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors , which conducts periodic industry snapshots that capture how industry executives feel about different legal cost containment  and effectiveness strategies, announced today that it is currently analyzing the industry’s use of mediators, with a particular emphasis on how claim organizations measure the effectiveness of the mediators being used. The Snapshot is entitled: “Measuring the Effectiveness of Mediators on Litigated Files: Perceptions and Observations of Senior Industry Claims and Litigation Officers.”

This data capture phase of this Snapshot involves a moderately short survey of less than 25 questions. We estimate the survey will take 7-10 minutes. As with all CLM Advisors’ Snapshots, the survey is open to claims and litigation executives who maintain an interest in knowing more about their industry’s current and best practices. Executives who participate will receive a Participants’ Report, which will provide a sense for how their peers feel about the topic at hand. All survey responses are confidential.

Any executive wishing to participate can request an invitation by contacting Taylor Smith, President of CLM Advisors (contact information below).

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 30,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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Tim Woods Joins CLM Advisors

On January 30th, 2017, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — Jan 30, 2017

Tim Woods Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce that Tim Woods has joined CLM Advisors. Tim brings to CLM Advisors’ clients more than 30 years of claims and litigation management experience.  Prior to joining CLM Advisors, Tim served as Chief Claims Officer for two national insurance companies, Century Surety Insurance Company and Berkley Regional Specialty Insurance Company.

In addition to his claims leadership roles, Tim has more than 15 years of experience in the management of surplus lines claims, at both the primary and reinsurance levels. Through his file audits and consulting, Tim helps claims organizations assess, improve, and monitor litigation management strategies, complex claims resolution practices and claims quality assurance practices. He also attends trials, mediations and arbitrations on behalf of organizations who value his extensive experience and negotiation skills.

Tim holds a Chartered Property and Casualty (CPCU) designation and is also a licensed attorney. He is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and the University of Denver School Of Law.

Inquiries about Tim’s practice and services can be directed to Tim directly at tim.woods@clmadvisors.org or to info@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 30,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

#Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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Steven Henning Joins CLM Advisors

On November 9th, 2016, posted in: News by

For Immediate Release — Nov 9, 2016

Steven Henning Joins CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce Steven Henning has joined CLM Advisors. Steven brings more than 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries to CLM Advisors’ clients.

Steven’s practice with CLM Advisors will focus primarily on elevating the claim audit to predictive analytics, helping claim organizations to predictively identify the 20 percent of claims that drive 80 percent of loss.

Steven’s background encompasses the management of primary and excess claims with an emphasis on primary, excess and reinsurance asbestos and pollution claims, excess liability claims and professional liability claims.  He also has extensive structured settlement and loss structuring experience.

Prior to joining CLM Advisors, Steven was Vice President, Senior Risk Specialist, for Swiss Re America, responsible for internal worldwide claim quality review.  In prior roles he assisted Swiss Re clients to assess and improve their claim department performance.  He has extensive experience in claim audit design and implementation, process analysis, redesign and change management.

Inquiries about Steven’s services can be directed to steven.henning@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 30,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

 

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For Immediate Release — Oct 19, 2016

Elaine Caprio and Al Luther Join CLM Advisors

Deerfield, Ill — CLM Advisors is pleased to announce the addition of two new advisors to its practice, Elaine Caprio and Al Luther. Each brings extensive expertise to CLM Advisors’ clients.

Elaine Caprio applies to her engagements more than 25 years of legal, underwriting, and procurement expertise.  She focuses her practice on helping insurers, TPAs, self-insured entities, and suppliers to the insurance industry manage their businesses better and more effectively.

Most recently, Elaine served as Vice President and Manager of Corporate Procurement at Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she transformed the procurement operation. She served for 18 years serving as Counsel and Senior Corporate Counsel, and also as Vice President and Manager of Ceded Reinsurance, for Liberty.

Al Luther, brings to his clients more than 30 years of experience in the claims and legal industries. Al served most recently as Vice President of Litigation and Claims Quality at CNA Insurance Companies. Previously he held chief claim officer and other management roles at CUNA Mutual Insurance Company, Viking Insurance Company of Wisconsin, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Al’s focuses his engagements primarily on opportunities related to litigation performance improvement, panel law firm management, legal expense analysis and control, and the in-house development of quality audit programs. Having served in strategic and operational roles with profit and loss accountability in both personal lines and commercial business segments, Al understands the needs of claims and legal executives, and the businesses that serve them.

Inquiries for Elaine or Al can be directed to elaine.caprio@clmadvisors.org or al.luther@clmadvisors.org.

About CLM Advisors
CLM Advisors is the consulting and advisory arm of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, an organization of more than 30,000 members and fellows focused on promoting and furthering the highest standards of claims and litigation management. CLM Advisors works with claim and legal executives, law firms, and vendors to improve their businesses. The organization provides its services in three primary areas:  advisory and consulting, market intelligence, and talent acquisition. More information about CLM Advisors can be found at www.clmadvisors.org.

Contact: Taylor Smith | President, CLM Advisors | 224.212.0134 | taylor.smith@clmadvisors.org

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