New York, NY (February 17, 2015) – Preferred Concepts, LLC, www.preferredconcepts.com, a leading program underwriter and specialty insurance broker, announced last week that Robert Kohn has joined the firm as Director of Risk Management Services.
Kohn will lead the claims operations and risk management for both the program underwriting and specialty brokerage divisions of the firm. In his role, he will ensure that Preferred’s risk management and loss control approach continue to provide best in practice service for their clients.
Kohn joins Preferred Concepts with over 25 years of experience with insurance claims operations. His accomplished background features extensive knowledge of litigation management, direct claims handling, TPA auditing, and claims best practice design. Prior to joining Preferred Concepts, Robert served as Claims Manager with Vornado Realty Trust, where he managed claims for over 100 Million square feet of insured real estate.
“Preferred always strives to provide complete solutions and superior service for our customers,” said Steven Gross, Chief Program Officer of Preferred Concepts. “Robert Kohn is the ideal individual to bring continued to enhancements to Preferred’s risk management and loss control initiative, given his depth of knowledge and expertise in quality control and claims practices.”
Beginning his career with Progressive Insurance in 1989, Robert quickly came to hold leadership positions handling claims and loss litigation. Among his many accolades and certifications, Robert is also a fellow of the Claims Liability and Management Alliance (CLM), where he serves on the Insurance Fraud, Retail/Hospitality and Publication/Magazine committees. “Robert Kohn is an excellent addition to the Preferred team” remarked Gross, “our customers will greatly benefit from his services.”
About Preferred Concepts
Founded in 1989, Preferred Concepts, LLC is a leading insurance program underwriter and wholesale broker. The company is backed by Stone Point Capital (Trident III, L.P.), a global private equity firm with over $9 billion in committed capital. The company’s operating divisions include Preferred Concepts, the program administrator; Preferred Underwriting, the program underwriter; Preferred Brokerage, which provides wholesale brokerage services; and ezumbrella.com, an online umbrella liability program. The company has offices in New York, NY; Springfield, NJ and Westport, CT. To learn more, visit www.preferredconcepts.com.
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