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 joined TheBestIRS Team in the past year:
Robert Uhler – Senior Vice President, Claims Operations
Robert 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.
Roger Harris – Vice President, Field Claims Operations
Roger Harris joined TheBestIRS in October 2016 as Vice President of Field Claims Operations. He assists with our Field IA Division as well as many of our free certification courses that take place across the United States.
Roger has over 30 years of experience in the Property & Casualty claims industry. As Vice President of Field Claims Operations, Roger is responsible for all aspects of our Daily and Catastrophe Claims Operations.
Roger began his insurance career in 1979 and advanced to executive levels, Management and Executive General Adjuster positions. As an experienced veteran in the claims industry, Roger has been involved in most major catastrophic events within the past two decades. Roger’s experience includes all types of claims including Standard lines, Excess and Surplus Lines, Risk Management, Catastrophe and Daily Claims Operations. Roger holds an Associate in Claims designation.
Kenneth Wittich – Vice President, Auto Claims Operations
Ken 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.
We’re all excited to have these four 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!