Cunningham Lindsey names Dan Daniel as U.S. Chief Operating Officer

Cunningham Lindsey has appointed Larry “Dan” Daniel as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its U.S. loss adjusting business. Dan will provide strategic direction for U.S. operations to enhance service delivery and continual growth with a focus on the personal, commercial and High Net Worth Personal Lines. He will also provide operational leadership to additional business units including Vale Training and inTrust TPA services.

“Promoting Dan to this expanded leadership role is a win-win for our clients and our organization. He is a seasoned and trusted executive with proven ability to drive operational priorities, accelerate growth and sharpen service delivery,” said David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas. “I am confident Dan will build on Cunningham Lindsey’s competitive advantages in claims management with leading practices and visionary ideas that continue to meet our clients’ evolving needs.”

Prior to rejoining Cunningham Lindsey recently as Senior Vice President, Dan served in numerous executive leadership and client-facing roles during his 20 years in the insurance claims industry. Dan will be based in Dallas, Texas and will work closely with the Americas Leadership Team including Jim Buckley, President of Cunningham Lindsey U.S. and David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas.

Cunningham Lindsey ramps up its MCL Global team in the US

Cunningham Lindsey is pleased to share recent updates to its Major & Complex Loss (MCL Global) team in the US.

Peter Bonner has been appointed as Senior Executive General Adjuster in our Atlanta, Georgia office. Peter brings more than 30 years of experience across the Power and Energy sector, Mining, as well as Catastrophe Claims Management.

We are also pleased to announce Jon Carnahan as Senior Executive General Adjuster. Jon is a recognized leader in his field with more than 25 years of adjusting experience, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas.

EFI recognized among Top Engineering Firms

EFI Global is proud to announce that we are named again to Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine’s list of Top Engineering Firms. We have increased our ranking to #6 of the Top 10 Engineering Firms among the commercial construction industry.  EFI Global also made its debut as #7 in the Federal sector of the same list. This ranking list recognizes firms based on the total amount of a firm’s 2016 revenue by engineering services performed in a variety of categories including retail, hospitality, restaurant and federal properties.

EFI ranks again on ENR list of Top 500 Design Firms

EFI Global has again increased its ranking on the annual Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Our current ranking of #205 is based on the total amount of a firm’s 2016 revenue generated by design and related services performed on a variety of structures and categories including but not limited to Commercial Offices, Retail Facilities, Government Buildings, and Hazardous Waste and Site Assessments.  This achievement is made possible through our continued commitment to growing our core services including forensic structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as environmental and property due diligence consulting services.

EFI Global to present at upcoming Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Keith Pokorny, Vice President Environmental Services, will present at the upcoming Arkansas Trucking Seminar on Accident Response: Best Practices, Onsite Response Environmental Liabilities. The Arkansas Trucking seminar brings together risk managers and attorneys to address the critical elements in transportation spill claims.  This is the first of a series of four seminars in which EFI Global will be speaking on environmental liabilities arising from transportation claims.  The first event occurs Wednesday, May 24 in Rogers, Arkansas.  For more information or to register, visit

Dan Daniel rejoins Cunningham Lindsey US as Senior Vice President, Loss Adjusting Services

Cunningham Lindsey is pleased to announce the return of Larry “Dan” Daniel to the organization. Daniel is well known in the property and casualty industry with more than 20 years in the independent insurance claims business. His background includes numerous executive leadership roles with core expertise in strategic planning, revenue growth, operational improvement, and client relationship management.

Reporting to the U.S. President & Chief Operating Officer Jim Buckley, Daniel will deliver on his proven success of driving growth and cultivating strong relationships with carriers and other key clients. He will oversee the core loss adjusting division while also directing strategic accounts and executing sales strategies to sustain Cunningham Lindsey’s continued growth.

“Dan is an exceptional leader and brings the right balance of strategy execution and operational excellence to build our market leadership,” said Jim Buckley, U.S. President & Chief Operating Officer.   “His deep understanding of the claims business and his ability to align resources with the need of clients make him an asset to the Cunningham Lindsey organization. We are pleased to have him join us again.”

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and will be based in Dallas, TX.

Coaching for Success. The Real Cost of Claims Professional Fee Concessions

Vice President, Vale Consulting Services, John Fleming and Bob Johnston co-authored ‘Coaching for Success. The Real Cost of Claims Professional Fee Concessions’ featured in the October issue of Claims Management magazine.

The article discusses the need for procurement and claims management teams to work together when negotiating claims services, to ensure the insurer’s goals and objectives will be met and the unintended consequences of not balancing the better, faster, cheaper equation will be avoided. Read the full story online or PDF.

Cunningham Lindsey expands Oriel Services in the US

Dallas, Texas – Cunningham Lindsey announced the expansion of Oriel Services in the US. The expansion will leverage the solid reputation of the Oriel brand in Australia and UK, and specifically build the Oriel Managed Repair services segment in the US. Leading the expansion of Oriel’s Managed Repair Services is Dan Cassara, President, and Patrick Phillips, Executive Vice President of Oriel Managed Repair.

Oriel assists insurers and property owners by serving as an independent-third-party resource to control costs and reduce repair times through hands-on management of the process. Under the leadership of Dan and Patrick, Oriel will expand the managed repair services across the US, and will be offered on both a standalone and as an additional service to Cunningham Lindsey’s diversified services platform of loss adjusting, forensic engineering, building consultancy, training and forensic accounting services.

“This expansion of Oriel supports our ongoing service diversification strategy and naturally complements the recent launches of FAS Global, inTrust, and Sergon brands into the US,” said David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas. “I have known Dan for several years, and he and Patrick have a successful track record of building managed repair businesses and growing them. I am excited about what their team will achieve by leveraging Oriel’s success to meet the demand for managed repair services in the US market.”

Dan Cassara brings more than 15 years’ experience in the claims industry, and has served in numerous executive management roles over the last 12 years, including CEO, COO and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is a proven leader in achieving results, delivering superior service quality and building winning teams. Dan is also a published author of several articles on business strategy, and has an MBA in Business Operations.

Patrick Phillips brings 16 years of experience in implementing strategic plans and utilizing technology to ensure organizations maximize efficiencies and maintain competitive advantage. Patrick has served in several executive management roles, including most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for a leading disaster restoration company. Patrick holds an MBA in Technology Management from Westminster College, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor in operations management.