Over the past year, TheBestIRS has focused on growing our Independent Adjusting division for both Catastrophe and Daily Claims. We’ve grown our team by bringing on talented and experienced Executives to join our company. Additionally, we’ve added new and exciting training courses for those looking to become certified to handle IA and Daily Claims. Learn about our new additions that have recently joined TheBestIRS Team:
Robert Uhler – Senior Vice President, Claims Operations
Robert Uhler joined TheBestIRS in May of 2016 as Senior Vice President of Claims Operations. Robert has been a huge asset to our IA Division and its’ exponential growth.
Robert has over 30 years of experience in the Property & Casualty Claims Industry. As Senior Vice President of Claims Operations, Robert leads our Independent Adjusting Services Division. After a successful 16 years in claims with State Farm Insurance, Robert began his career as an Independent General Adjuster in 1996. Robert has held senior positions with a number of major companies ranging from Catastrophe Manager, Claims Consultant, and Director of Claims Operations to Vice President and Senior Vice President. Robert has managed both staff and Independent Adjusters. He has participated in the majority of Catastrophe Claims events since 1980.
Robert holds an Associate In Claims (AIC) designation, Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA) designation, Certified General Adjuster (CGA) designation and a Certified Flood General Adjuster (CFGA) designation.
Kenneth Wittich – Vice President, Auto Claims Operations
Ken Wittich joined TheBestIRS in January 2017 as Vice President of Auto Claims Operations. Ken has over fifteen years of experience in the auto insurance claim industry, we knew he would be a great fit for our Independent Adjusting Team! As Vice President of Auto Claims Operations, Ken oversees our auto daily and catastrophe claim services. Ken began his career as an Independent General Adjuster in April of 2000. For the past ten years, he has been the Auto Division Manager for one of the largest IA firms in the nation. His responsibilities include recruiting, marketing, training, and operation management of a variety of services including catastrophe, large loss, auto daily staffing, field appraisals, and TPA programs. Ken is I-CAR Platinum Certified as an Auto Physical Damage Appraiser and possess P&C and appraisal licenses across the nation.
James Patterson – Vice President, Centralized Claims Operations
James Patterson joined TheBestIRS in April 2017 as the Vice President of Centralized Claims Operations. JP has over 19 years of experience, including 7 as a Unit Manager for one of the largest IA firms in the U.S. He has extensive experience (over 10 years) as a Catastrophe Manager and will be assisting us by overseeing the In-Office Operations for our IA Division.
James has been assisting with our Auto and Property/Fire courses including training, teaching and the overall operations of each event.
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Armando Andrade – Vice President, Catastrophe Claims Operations
Armando Andrade joined TheBestIRS in November 2017 as Vice President of Catastrophe Claims Operations. He has over sixteen years of experience in the property and casualty claims industry. As Vice President of Catastrophe Claims Operations, Armando is responsible for all aspects of our daily and catastrophe claims operations. With responsibility for catastrophe operations, Armando is dedicated to cultivating a pipeline of talent and continuously developing industry leaders.
Armando spent the last sixteen years at State Farm Insurance where he held various positions. He brings a wealth of knowledge with an unmatched commitment to customer service, operational efficiencies and data-driven results. Armando is a lifelong learner who is passionate about his personal development and the development of others. Armando holds his CPCU, AIC, and ChFC designations and he is proudly serving on the Diversity Council for the CPCU Society.
Heather Johnson– Operational Claims Coordinator
Heather Johnson joined TheBestIRS in October 2014 as an Independent Adjuster working claims with one of the largest insurers in the nation. She moved up through leadership over the last three years and during that time she has worked or managed a multitude of claims operations including liability, bodily injury, total loss and workers compensation. She has also worked with our catastrophe operations in both property and auto. As the Operational Claims Coordinator, Heather is responsible for monitoring, tracking and reviewing our claims processes to make our teams as efficient as possible in the execution of their assignments. Heather has a masters degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her CPCU designation.
We’re all excited to have these incredible insurance professionals join TheBestIRS Team! If you are interested in learning more about our Free Fire/Property and Auto Certification Courses, be sure to sign up and one of our dedicated recruiters will reach out to confirm your registration!