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Auditors

We have eleven dedicated, experienced claim auditors and ten underwriters on staff who only perform reviews on behalf of Altair. All of these professionals have more than thirty-five years insurance and reinsurance experience in their discipline. Most of Altair’s Senior Analysts have been with Altair for years and all are eager to share the benefit of their knowledge and many years of experience. Although most seasoned industry veterans are generalists in the United States, Altair has chosen its auditors to present the best cross section of lines of business and industry or risk exposure, while exhibiting certain expertise.

Altair's auditing territory includes all of North American (USA and Canada) as well as the Caribbean.
Altair routinely completes coverholder audits on behalf of Lloyd’s syndicates utilizing the proper experienced person to suit the Coverholder subject line of business and the client’s audit scope. Altair has developed a reasonable approach to satisfying the resource and pricing challenges of the Lloyd's coordinated audit process, while providing equitable pricing advantages to the entire market. Altair's pricing scale provides a commitment of adequate resources to satisfy the demands of special instructions and multiple clients for coordinated audits. 

Altair has always employed the most experienced professionals with specific expertise and discipline to satisfy the client's goals and objectives. We have just the right person for the job, or we decline the assignment.

 

Underwriting Auditors

Bob Drag

Director/Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Drag started Altair in 1990 with three partners to better fulfill the insurance auditing market needs. Altair has since grown and services many markets nationally and internationally. Download Resume

M. Jack Betcher

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Betcher has over 40 years of insurance and reinsurance underwriting and brokering experience, including work with Hartford, A&A and E.W. Blanch Co. Download Resume

Douglas Childs

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Childs has over 40 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, including work with CNA and St. Paul Companies / Travelers. Download Resume

Lawrence P. Lochner

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Lochner has over 35 years of reinsurance and treaty underwriting, management and property claim experience, including work with Chartwell and Arch Insurance Company. Download Resume

Patrick J. McCool

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. McCool has over 40 years of insurance, reinsurance underwriting and insurance Management experience, including work with CNA Insurance Company, AIG Risk Management and Arthur J. Gallagher and Company. Download Resume

Michael McGlinn

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Michael McGlinn has over 40 years insurance and reinsurance experience. He has been a primary underwriter, property facultative reinsurance underwriter, reinsurance broker and reinsurance treaty underwriter. Download Resume

Lorraine Plander

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Lorraine Plander has 45 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, including work with WR Berkley and Country Financial. Ms. Plander’s expertise is in commercial and personal lines underwriting. Download Resume

Galen Sederlund

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Sederlund has over 30 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, including work with primary insurance carriers, Federated Insurance Company, St. Paul Fire and Marine / Travelers as well Aetna and Chubb. Download Resume

William Traester

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Traester has over 40 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, including work with Arch Insurance Group, Trenwick Reinsurance, Chartwell , St. Paul Fire and Marine and Industrial Risk Insurers. He holds the CPCU And ARM designations. Download Resume

Michael White

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. White has over 35 years of reinsurance underwriting and management experience, including work with Kemper Re, Allstate Re, Scor Re, NWNL Re and Interstate Ins. Group. He also co-founded Benchmark Mgt. Group and founded True Benchmark Ins. Services. Download Resume

John Zadjelovich

Senior Underwriting Analyst

Mr. Zadjelovich has over 30 years of insurance underwriting and management experience, including work with General Reinsurance Corp., National Re Property Facultative and Insurance Company of North America. Download Resume

Claim Auditors

Paul Brousseau

Senior Claim Analyst

Paul has accumulated more than thirty five years of experience within the insurance industry, including general and professional liability, medical malpractice, personal and commercial / nonstandard automobile, some property and specialty claims.  Download Resume

Tim McGuire

Senior Claim Analyst

Tim has accumulated more than thirty five years of experience within the insurance industry while serving in various positions at CNA, St Paul Insurance and Zurich NA, to name just a few.  His expertise includes personal and commercial lines of business, such as property, general liability, automobile, workers’ compensation and professional liability, including quite a few years in medical malpractice. Download Resume

Wayne Inlow

Senior Claim Analyst

Wayne accumulated more than thirty five years of experience within the insurance industry. His expertise includes personal and commercial lines of business, such as property, general liability, automobile, inland marine, oil and gas and professional liability, including medical malpractice. Download Resume



Bruce Candlin

Senior Claim Analyst

Bruce Candlin, Attorney at Law, has over 40 years experience in the legal and insurance Industry. Prior to opening his legal practice, Bruce was the managing attorney for St. Paul Companies / Travelers MN. Download Resume

C. Robert Carlquist

Senior Claim Analyst

Mr. Carlquist has over 40 years of managerial, supervisory and "hands-on" multi-line and workers' compensation claim experience in a variety of jurisdictions, including work with Wausau Insurance, Eagle Pacific Insurance and Montana State Fund. Download Resume

Michael J. Davies

Senior Claim Analyst

Mr. Davies has over 35 years of managerial, supervisory with multi-line and workers' compensation claim and TPA experience including work with St. Paul Travelers Insurance Company. Download Resume

Linda Fiorenzi

Senior Claim Analyst

Ms. Fiorenzi has over 25 years of multi-line and professional insurance claims management and handling experience in several offices of Travelers St. Paul Group, including the home office. Download Resume

David Ovadia

Senior Claim Analyst

Mr. Ovadia has over 35 years of insurance, reinsurance claims experience, including work with St. Paul Travelers and CIGNA Insurance Company. He is also fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Download Resume

John Palmer

Senior Claim Analyst

John has over 37 years experience in the insurance industry. Much of his career at MSI and Travelers Insurance Company. His expertise includes all liability lines, PL, commercial automobile, HO as well commercial property. Download Resume

James Runkel

Senior Claim Analyst

Mr. Runkel has over 39 years of experience within the insurance industry, all lines. He specializes in liability including environmental, software E&O and cyber. His career includes many years with St. Paul Travelers Insurance Company. Download Resume

Steven Ruzek

Senior Claim Analyst

Steven has accumulated 40 years of experience within the insurance industry, much of this at Aetna, MSI and Country Financial. His expertise includes all liability lines, HO, business owners, personal and commercial automobile and property. Download Resume

Transactional Auditors

Altair has always employed the most experienced professionals that have worked with several insurance firms and know the business. We have just the right person for the job.