Our People


6505 Blue Lagoon Drive 
Suite 110 
Miami FL 33126 
United States
T: +1 786 369 5151
F:  +1 305 261 0474
E:  miami@advantaglobal.com
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    Jose Miguel Varela - Executive Director

    BSc Eng (Petroleum) (Universidad Central de Venezuela), Reservoir Engineer (CIED-PDVSA: International Centre for Education and Development - Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.), MBA with specialisation in Finance (Florida International University), Concentration in Petroleum Refining Economics (Colorado School of Mines), Concentration in Petroleum Economics (MIRBIS, Moscow International Higher Business School), FUEDI - ELAE (European Federation of Loss Adjusting Experts), ACA Accredited Claims Adjuster (Florida Department of Financial Services), Certified Fire Protection Inspector (NFPA - National Fire Protection Association), Thermography Training Certification (ITC - Infrared Training Center), Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. 

    Jose Miguel has 23 years of extensive experience in engineering, oil field production management and reservoir control, including 18 years in the loss adjusting profession in the United States, South America and the Caribbean region. In addition, he has experience in risk inspection, focused in energy facilities (power generation and Oil & Gas). Jose Miguel specialises in claims related to oil & gas, petrochemicals, property, as well as business interruption and liability. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.

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    Gustavo Rodriguez

    BSc Eng (Civil), Certified Engineer (UNAICC - National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers of Cuba), ACA (Accredited Claims Adjuster). 

    Gustavo has 10 years’ experience in structural design and oil & fuel tanks MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul). Throughout his career, he worked as an engineer mainly on urban development projects, as well as on various civil construction projects being responsible for quality control of raw materials and finished products. Gustavo successfully completed the Engineering Insurance Underwriting course taught by IMIA, which is endorsed by the German Insurance Academy. Gustavo specialises in construction and energy claims and is currently coordinator of US services within the Miami office. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.

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    Roberto Ron

    BSc Eng (Systems), MBA, MA Marketing (IESA - Institute of Superior Management Studies), Investment Company Products - Series 6 (FINRA - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), ACA (Accredited Claims Adjuster). 

    Roberto has 6 years’ experience working as a loss adjuster. Before entering the insurance industry, he worked for 10 years in project and strategic marketing management for various international companies. Roberto has also considerable experience in developing and implementing environmental assessment and geographical information systems in Latin America.  At Advanta, he specializes in property and liability claims. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.

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    Yiliam Cardona

    BSc in Civil Engineering (UNAICC - National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers of Cuba - Havana University), with a minor in Design and Construction of Roads and specialised in the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects. Marketing Services and Airports Courses (Civil Aviation Institute of Cuba). 

    Throughout her career, Yiliam has performed a variety of roles, including the maintenance of civil works, creating and developing plans for the remodelling, expansion and inspection of airports, as well as the evaluation of aerodromes. She has also designed and planned environmental impact methodologies for civil works.  Additionally, she has collaborated in the accounting and financial areas of business whilst serving as a Planning Manager. Currently, Yiliam is part of the Advanta Miami team, undertaking loss adjusting work and specializing predominantly in Construction All Risks and Construction Plant and Equipment projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.

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    Alejandro Colman

    Mechanical Engineer, MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Thermo Sciences), PhD in Architecture. Licensed Florida Loss Adjuster. 

    Alejandro is an adjuster focused in property, machinery breakdown, power generation and construction all risks. He has extensive expertise resolving problems in the area of Thermo-Fluid Dynamic, heat transfer and HVAC&R field. His experience spans risk surveys, inspections and loss adjusting of big and complex claims. Alejandro has been a university professor for more than 15 years, teaching courses in the mechanical engineering area. He has expertise leading multidisciplinary teams in technical assessments for the industrial, energy and oil sectors. Alejandro has been a researcher, conference speaker, author, jury of peer-reviewed journals and has received numerous awards for his work as a researcher. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.

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    Maurits Filet

    Masters in Law, LLM in International and European Law (University of Amsterdam), Insurance Laws and Liability Programs (Erasmus University of Rotterdam & University of the Dutch Caribbean), Insurance Law and Liability certification (NIBE-NVV, Dutch Association for Banking and Insurance Professionals), Personal Injury and Liability courses (NIVRE, Dutch Association for Registered Adjusters), Netherlands member association of FUEDI - ELAE, Member of VASR (Society for Liability and Compensation Law), Member of AJV (Dutch Caribbean Lawyers Association), Certified Mediator (The LimeTree). 

    Maurits is a loss adjuster with extensive experience in the fields of international liability and related insurance matters and over 15 years of experience in the Dutch Caribbean and in the Netherlands. He has developed his career as a lawyer and a claims adjuster in international credit insurance claims and he is specialized in out of court settlements of personal injury and recourse claims in the EU, USA, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

    Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

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    Sebastián Alberto Ribes

    Lawyer (Congreso University, Argentina); MBA (Universidad Siglo XXI, Córdoba, Argentina – In progress); Diploma in Civil Law and Liability. 

    Sebastián is a Lawyer with more than 8 years’ experience in the legal advice of corporations in the field of liability, corporate law, contractual and labour law. He specialises in claims related to general liability, commercial distribution, executive hearings, litigation, transactional mediation, internal judgements, and labour claims. He has provided counsel for companies in legal matters, including all types of procedures within the civil and commercial jurisdictions. Sebastián joins Advanta Miami’s team to contribute as an adjuster to the development of the Liability Division not only within the Anglo-Saxon market but also in the Latin-American region. 

    Languages: English and Spanish.