EFI Global Canada appoints Steve Starna as senior professional geoscientist

EFI Global has appointed Steve Starna to its operations as senior professional geoscientist in Canada.

Starna’s strong technical expertise has led to the successful completion of hundreds of remedial projects throughout Canada, including the application of in situ, ex situ, risk assessment and bioremediation clean-up approaches and technologies.

For the last 20 years, Starna has worked on the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. Since 2008, he has focused on assessing and remediating hydrocarbon spills for the insurance industry. Starna obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and a Master of Science degree in geochemistry from McGill University.

“We are thrilled to be working with Steve as he was instrumental in the growth and development of our Montreal operations, and we are excited about building on the same success in Alberta,” said Kevin Burgher, vice president, EFI Global, Canada.

Starna will be based in EFI Global’s Edmonton, Alberta office. He can be reached at 780-278-1268 or sstarna@efiglobal.ca.

Sedgwick names Michael Holden president of Canadian operations

Following the finalization of its strategic acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, Sedgwick—a premier global provider of technology-enabled business solutions in the risk and benefits services space—announced that Michael Holden will serve as president of its combined business operations in Canada.

Since 2016, Holden has led Sedgwick and subsidiary Vericlaim’s operations and business expansion in Canada. During his 30-year career, he has worked in all aspects of insurance, brokerage and claims management, including loss adjusting, underwriting and business development. He previously served as CEO of Granite Claims Solutions, a company he helped to transform from a small business into a leading national Canadian provider.

Holden is a member of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters, Insurance Institute of Canada, Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association, and the Canada and Ontario Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

“Mike Holden has been a critical member of our management team since he joined Sedgwick, playing an instrumental role in leading our growth in the Canadian market,” said Tom Simoncic, Sedgwick president of property for the Americas. “He is the natural choice to lead our combined operations across Canada.  I have full confidence in his ability to oversee our teams in providing responsive, best-in-class business solutions to our customers and expanding our services for customers across North America.”

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology-enabled business solutions that include property, casualty and integrated risk services and benefits administration. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 21,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.