Canadian Underwriter

Jay Strano Appointed Accounting Leader, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

October 5, 2012   by Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

Jay Strano, CMA, has been appointed accounting leader for Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.’s Global Technical Services (GTS) division. Reporting to Paul Hancock, national director, GTS, Strano will act as a direct liaison for insurance and legal professionals in the quantification of damages as a result of insured losses. He will also be providing forensic consulting, loss analysis, and valuation in the following areas of operation: business interruption, extra expense, business personal property, builder’s risk/soft costs, third party and product liability, wrongful death/injury, employee dishonesty, and other property and casualty claims.

Strano has over 12 years of experience in the financial advisory services practice and has been engaged in a wide variety of assignments over the years including economic damage quantification, business interruptions/loss of earnings, physical damage, extra expense, and stock and contents loss. Strano has substantial experience working on catastrophe claims and has handled files relating to Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina as well as claims resulting from the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York.

“Jay is a fantastic addition to the Crawford GTS group,” says Paul Hancock, “By having him involved at the outset of the loss, claims can be completed quickly and more effectively, which results in a cost benefit to insurers.” John Sharoun, chief executive officer, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. also welcomes the addition of Strano, saying, “We look forward to working with Jay and are excited to have someone with his expertise and experience on our team.”

About Crawford

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crawford & Company. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( is the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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