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Max Fulton

October 27th, 2020 by

Max’s claims management experience includes complex professional indemnity claims, including medical malpractice and after Hurricane Katrina Max acted on behalf of Lloyd’s market reinsurers signing off on all claims settlements for those reinsurers. He has audited most classes of business and has conducted audits in Australia, Asia, USA and Europe. He has also been a non-executive director on bank funds and a life insurance company.

Job Summary

Max joined Cranmore Asia Pacific in the fourth quarter of 2020 as Audit and Technical Services Manager and is responsible for the provision of support services for companies underwriting in Australia and Asia, including claims, underwriting and risk & compliance audits and inspections.

Mackenzie Morey

January 16th, 2020 by

After working on the claims side of the business for a few years, she was drawn to an administrative role within Cranmore.

Job Summary

Mackenzie is responsible for billing, administrative tasks, as well as assisting the CEO, Steve Norrington. Mackenzie enjoys learning different parts of the business and facilitating the activities for the St. Petersburg office.

Jason Shortt

October 7th, 2019 by

Jason has extensive claims, transactional and ‘delegated authority’ audit experience, including experience of auditing all of the major classes of insurance and reinsurance business. In addition to having extensive experience in insurance and reinsurance claims handling and claims management, Jason has been involved in all stages of the arbitration, mediation, litigation and commutation processes, and he has managed many high-value disputes from inception to resolution. In addition to claims management and audit work, he has experience managing ceded reinsurance claims recoveries, credit control, technical processing and other ‘back office’ functions.

Job Summary

Jason spent the first 10 years of his career working in the London market, where he held reinsurance claims positions at Marsh, Willis and Zurich Financial Services. He moved to Ireland in 1999, where he spent four years as a direct personal injury claims handler for Allianz, after which he joined QBE Re, where he was responsible for the management of their reinsurance claims teams (including ‘live’ and run-off operations) in London and Dublin. From 2006 to 2014, Jason worked for Markel Global Reinsurance (formerly Alterra) where he was responsible for the management of the claims function of their Bermuda, Dublin, London (excluding Lloyd’s) and Latin American platforms. Jason joined Cranmore in early 2014.

Jeffery F Johnson

October 7th, 2019 by

Jeff received his B.A from Northwestern University, his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.  Jeff is a member of the Illinois Bar, completed a Diploma Program in Human Resource Management from New York University School of Continuing Education, and holds the CPCU and ARM professional insurance designations.

Job Summary

Key past positions include Vice President, Claims-Legal, for the U.S. Branch of Zurich Insurance Company, during which he led staff counsel, panel counsel and the litigation management function.  Jeff  subsequently worked for AIG, during which he negotiated high profile claims involving multiple member companies, formed and led a specialized construction claims division and successfully marketed it to attract the Boston Tunnel Project, and served as Senior Vice President in Toxic Tort Claims, Asbestos Claims and Reinsurance Claims.  Jeff also served as the Global Chief Claims Officer for Starr Companies.

Jeff joined Cranmore US in 2018 as an employee consulting in a number of areas for Cranmore, as well as for external clients and business partners.    

James Pruitt

August 19th, 2019 by

James has held several key leadership positions with several carriers as a TPA Manager, Claim Manager, Associate Director, Subrogation Manager (Auto, Property, and Worker Comp), Salvage Manager, Property Manager, Auto Physical Damage Manager, Litigation Manager, Operation Project Leader, Compliance Administrator, Method Analysis, and Claim System Champion. During James time at CNA Insurance Company, he initiated a task base recovery process to improve recovery cycle time which resulted in $17,575,000 Net Auto Recoveries and $29,500,000 Net Property Recoveries with 22.4 decrease in new referrals. Since arriving at Cranmore, James has made a significant contribution to the Subrogation and Recovery Team in the form of recoveries, process improvements, and partnerships with internal and external customers. In additional, James has conducted a number of audits both inside and outside of the company.    

Job Summary

Commenced work in health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee as a Method Analyst before moving to Atlanta to start his career in the Property & Casualty industry at Progressive Insurance in claims. Following his time at Progressive, James worked for other carrier such as Reliance Insurance Company, CNA Insurance Company, and Nationwide Insurance Company in the Atlanta area. James was Senior Claim Specialist with Companion P&C prior to joining Cranmore in 2015. A licensed adjuster in several states. James has a Georgia Agent license and a Senior Claim Law Associate professional designation from The American Educational Institute. James has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Insurance from Morehouse College and Master of Science and Administration from Central Michigan University.  

Paul Amirata

August 19th, 2019 by

Job Summary

Paul is currently a Senior Vice President at Cranmore and is primarily responsible for managing the Construction Defect exposures for Enstar. Prior to working at Enstar, Paul was the Head of US Claims at AXA Insurance Company, and before this, was overseeing Construction Defect claims at RiverStone Claims Management.

Megan Deneault

August 19th, 2019 by

Since joining Cranmore, Megan has assumed a leading role in workers’ compensation claim analysis, reserve modeling, and commutation valuations. In addition, she has gained considerable experience in due diligence/M&A reviews, integration of company acquisitions, Lloyd’s TPA and MGA audits of multiple lines of business, insurance and reinsurance claim inspections.

Job Summary

Megan’s insurance career began in 2012 with Pro US, working in reinsurance run-off. She joined Cranmore as a Technical Analyst in 2014 and advanced to her current position as Assistant Vice President, Inspections & Valuations.

Jeremy Smithberger

August 19th, 2019 by

Over the past several years, Jeremy has gained considerable project management experience in working with clients to ensure current, accurate reserve reporting, as well as completing due diligence/M&A reviews, account reconciliations, reinsurance forecasting, recovery evaluations, and integration of company acquisitions.

Job Summary

Jeremy arrived at Cranmore as an Auditor in 2011, advancing steadily through the company to Senior Auditor and then to his current position as Assistant Vice President, Inspections & Valuations. Prior to joining Cranmore, Jeremy excelled in several management and leadership positions within the wireless communications sector. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Florida.

Kent Shinners

August 19th, 2019 by

Kent has been involved in special projects related to the reinsurance industry since 1986, and has been conducting audits and inspections, as well as litigation support work, for clients since 1987. He has been involved in leading and assisting inspection teams throughout the USA, in addition to conducting Binding Authority and Third Party Administrator/Managing General Agent reviews. He has managed special projects encompassing the billing and collection of ceded recoverables. He continues to provide similar accounting, auditing and financial management solutions for Cranmore.

Job Summary

Kent’s first insurance and reinsurance industry experience was when he joined Mutual of Omaha in 1983. He entered independent consultancy in 1992, and has continued consulting with various clients since that time. Kent joined Cranmore in October 2011.

Joe Adamczyk

August 19th, 2019 by

Job Summary

Commenced work in direct claims with The Hartford Insurance Company before moving to Crum and Forster in NYC and then Fireman’s Fund, where he worked in New Jersey, Novato, California and Chicago. In 1997, he entered the reinsurance field with GE Reinsurance. He joined CNA in 2005 and entered the consultancy field when he joined Cranmore in 2010.