Dallas, Texas – Cunningham Lindsey announced the expansion of Oriel Services in the US. The expansion will leverage the solid reputation of the Oriel brand in Australia and UK, and specifically build the Oriel Managed Repair services segment in the US. Leading the expansion of Oriel’s Managed Repair Services is Dan Cassara, President, and Patrick Phillips, Executive Vice President of Oriel Managed Repair.
Oriel assists insurers and property owners by serving as an independent-third-party resource to control costs and reduce repair times through hands-on management of the process. Under the leadership of Dan and Patrick, Oriel will expand the managed repair services across the US, and will be offered on both a standalone and as an additional service to Cunningham Lindsey’s diversified services platform of loss adjusting, forensic engineering, building consultancy, training and forensic accounting services.
“This expansion of Oriel supports our ongoing service diversification strategy and naturally complements the recent launches of FAS Global, inTrust, and Sergon brands into the US,” said David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas. “I have known Dan for several years, and he and Patrick have a successful track record of building managed repair businesses and growing them. I am excited about what their team will achieve by leveraging Oriel’s success to meet the demand for managed repair services in the US market.”
Dan Cassara brings more than 15 years’ experience in the claims industry, and has served in numerous executive management roles over the last 12 years, including CEO, COO and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is a proven leader in achieving results, delivering superior service quality and building winning teams. Dan is also a published author of several articles on business strategy, and has an MBA in Business Operations.
Patrick Phillips brings 16 years of experience in implementing strategic plans and utilizing technology to ensure organizations maximize efficiencies and maintain competitive advantage. Patrick has served in several executive management roles, including most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for a leading disaster restoration company. Patrick holds an MBA in Technology Management from Westminster College, where he also serves as Adjunct Professor in operations management.