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Charles Taylor Canada strengthens its Environmental Technical Services offering

May 24, 2022   by Charles Taylor Canada

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TORONTO, ON, MAY 24, 2022/insPRESS/ – Charles Taylor Canada is excited to announce the addition of Lori Festarini, BSc., P.Geo. as the Environmental Director – Technical Services.  

In joining Charles Taylor, Lori will have a multi-faceted role including the growth of the environmental business line, providing technical guidance to all adjusters managing environmental files, and providing peer review services.

 Michael Guy, Managing Director of Charles Taylor Canada, stated ‘We are building the next generation of adjusting and claims services and will focus on providing deeper industry sector and specialty lines insight along with creating strategic partnerships in the environmental insurance industry. Lori strengthens our capabilities by bringing more than 25 years of consulting experience in environmental remediation including Phase I and II environmental site assessments, remedial options evaluation, remedial program design and implementation as well as experience working with government regulators.’

 Lori will participate in complex environmental loss management including file supervision, technical peer review of external consultants SOWs, remediation options analysis, project cost budgeting, long-term file management input focused on analysis of cost-benefit, risk factors, etc.

 Lori can be reached at:
(226) 979-8973

About Charles Taylor:

Charles Taylor is a global provider of professional services and technology solutions dedicated to enabling the global insurance market to do its business fundamentally better. Dating back to 1884, Charles Taylor now is currently in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

 Charles Taylor believes that it holds a distinctive position in its markets in that it is able to provide professional services and technology solutions in order to support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model. Charles Taylor serves a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd’s syndicates and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors and corporate insureds.

 Charles Taylor has three distinct business areas – Claims Services, InsureTech and Insurance Management.

is owned by an investment company managed and controlled by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC. Lovell Minnick is a US Private Equity firm that invests in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business services companies, with a focus on helping to build long term value for clients, employees, and shareholders. The acquisition will support the continuation of Charles Taylor’s successful growth strategy, with a focus on expanding client relationships, broadening specialist capabilities and the range of services and technology solutions, deepening geographic coverage, and reinvesting in quality of service and technology.

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