Our People

New York

New York
United States

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    Jose Miguel Varela - 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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    Stephen Pesak

    George Washington University – Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. 

    Stephen has more than 15 years of experience dealing with complex claims in the US, England and New Zealand, under different international loss adjusters’ firms. He is an Executive General Adjuster specialized in: Banking & Finance (Personal & Commercial Banking, Insurance Companies); Building & Construction (Home Builders, Habitational, Municipalities, Builders Risk, Churches); Manufacturing/Industrial (Automobile & Parts, Machinery, Chemical, Glass Products, Cement Kiln Explosions); Marine & Transportation (Rail); Power & Energy (Hydroelectric); Retail (Department Stores, Supermarkets); Hospitality (Hotels & Resorts, Restaurants & Cafes); Casualty (Construction). Stephen is based in New York, working under the direction of our Miami Office and adding important value to our operation in the North East and Mid-West of the United States. 

    Languages: English.