Team

 

Each of our in-house professionals are experts within their respective fields, including building appraisers, machinery and equipment appraisers, certified public accountants and adjusters, most of whom are former insurance company adjusters. Unlike many firms that sub-contract these services, we are able to maintain a higher quality of service and expedite and coordinate all aspects of your claim preparation and settlement. Our staff has the advantage of working together successfully on thousands of claims worldwide.
  

Robert L. Sill, Chief Executive Officer
Past President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Robert Sill is a leading authority in his field. His pioneering efforts helped to set the standard for the industry. Active in many civic, cultural, and philanthropic organizations, he is a former board member of a major nationwide bank, former Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury, past President of the American ORT Federation, and an officer of World ORT.

 

Michael C. Perlmuter, JD, President & General Counsel
Michael Perlmuter brings to the Alex N. Sill Company extensive experience in both managing business and practicing law. This past experience includes Managing Principal of a wealth management firm, CEO of Perlmuter Printing, and an attorney with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff of Cleveland, Ohio. He has also actively served as a Trustee on numerous local philanthropic Boards. Michael is a graduate, cum laude, of Georgetown University and The George Washington University Law School.

 


 
Donald J. Dragony, CPA, CFF, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Forensic Accounting
Donald Dragony has been a member of the Sill Company since 1984. He received his Masters Degree in 1987 upon completing his thesis, “Business Interruption Insurance: Representing the Insured”. Don has been a featured author in the Journal of Accountancy and a guest speaker on business interruption topics to many national trade associations. Don is also certified in financial forensics (CFF).

 
Jeffrey O'Connor, SPPA, Vice President
As Vice President, Jeffrey directs our management team that provides urgent claim assistance to clients affected by catastrophes throughout North America. He is on the Board of Directors of NAPIA and has earned their highest professional designation, Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA). Jeffrey graduated from Walsh College with multiple majors, has been a licensed public adjuster since 1985 and joined the Sill Company in 1992.

 
Preston L. Hoopes, Vice President
Prior to joining the Alex N. Sill Company as a licensed public adjuster, Preston Hoopes represented the insurance companies for over 15 years.  His extensive experience allows Preston to bring with him the leadership skills necessary for handling major claims.  Preston is a graduate of Brigham Young University with degrees in Business Finance and Accounting.

 

Neal J. Novak, Regional Vice President
Neal Novak's experience includes working both on behalf of the policyholder and insurance companies, agents and brokers.  While with Coopers & Lybrand and later with Deloitte & Touche, he provided services on major complex claims in support of their global clients.  Since becoming a public adjuster in 1984, Neal has provided claims management services to a variety of individuals, companies and institutions.


 

Martin Sachs, Regional Vice President, Executive General Adjuster
Martin Sachs has been in the insurance industry for over 33 years starting as a staff claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company.  From there he went on to establish and operate independent adjusting companies representing most of the major insurance companies for over 20 years.  Martin then made the decision to become an advocate for the policyholder taking his vast experience of working on behalf of the insurance company to now representing the insured.  He has extensive experience handling  numerous claims ranging from homeowners to major multi-million dollar commercial losses.  Martin is a graduate of the University of Florida.


 
Dean B. Harclerode, SPPA, Regional Vice President, Executive General Adjuster
Dean Harclerode has been adjusting losses since 1981. Prior to joining the Sill Company, he represented the insurance companies for eight years as an independent adjuster, staff adjuster and supervisor for Aetna Life & Casualty. Designated as a Senior Professional Public Adjuster by the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Dean has extensive experience handling major claims throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

 
Michael Werner,  Executive General Adjuster
After attending Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Michael joined a regional firm of Independent Insurance Adjusters and was later promoted to Branch Manager. After representing the insurance companies for over ten years, Michael joined the Alex N. Sill Company as an adjuster in 1991.

 
Michael S. Hickle, Manager, Adjusting Department & Executive General Adjuster
Prior to joining the Sill Company as a licensed public adjuster, Michael managed hurricane adjusting activities for State Farm Insurance Companies and was a Large Loss Specialist for 10 years. Michael is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University.

 
Dan Doorley, General Adjuster
Dan’s comprehensive knowledge and perspective of the claims adjustment process comes from prior experience as both an agent and insurance company adjuster and currently as a public insurance adjuster. Prior to joining the Sill Company, Dan represented Cincinnati Insurance Company for over eight years on commercial, industrial and residential claims. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo in Ohio.

 
Ryan S. Wittensoldner, General Adjuster
Prior to joining Sill Company as a licensed public adjuster, Ryan’s experience included ten years with Nationwide Insurance where he was the top large loss property adjuster in the country. His expertise and knowledge in the adjustment of large and complex commercial property claims makes him an invaluable advocate for Sill Company and our clients. Ryan attended Kent State University.

 
Joseph Migliore, CPA, CFF, Senior Forensic Accountant
With financial management responsibilities in a variety of industries and several years experience as an insurance claim auditor for a public accounting firm, Joseph Migliore is uniquely qualified to prepare and present business interruption claims. He became a certified public accountant in 1978 and is also certified in financial forensics (CFF).

 
Cathy Stibora, CPA, Senior Forensic Accountant
With over 25 years as an accounting professional, Cathy Stibora has a diverse background in both manufacturing and service organizations. Certified as a public accountant in 1983, she is a member of the American Institute of CPA's, and the Ohio Society of CPA's.

 
Herbert V. Smith, Manager, Building Appraisal Department
A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration, Herbert Smith has a background in the construction industry dating back to 1968. An expert in building appraisal and documentation, he joined the Sill Company in 1989 with broad experience in major commercial, industrial and design/build projects.

 

Robert Sutton, Building Appraiser
Bob’s experience encompasses 21 years in the construction industry. In addition to his project management experience, he represented the insurance companies as a senior estimator for nine years prior to joining the Sill Company. Bob holds several industry certifications and received his degree from Hennepin Community College in Minnesota.


 
Chris Jensen, Building Appraiser
Chris Jensen has over 15 years of experience preparing appraisals on major property losses. Prior to joining the Sill Company, Chris was an estimator and project manager for the world’s largest restoration contractor and managed projects of all types and size throughout the United States. Chris holds numerous industry certifications.

 
Don Baker, Building Appraiser
Don Baker has over 30 years experience in both commercial and residential construction.  Prior to joining the Sill Company’s team, he worked as an estimator and project manager, specializing in restoration.  Don has worked extensively assessing, documenting and representing the scope of damage on claims throughout the United States and Canada including large loss claims caused by hurricanes.

 
Keith Brenneman, Building Consultant
Keith Brenneman has done damage appraisal work for the Sill Company since 1991 after serving 23 years in the construction and building restoration industry and is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators. His estimating experience encompasses all types of property claims including the California earthquakes and storm catastrophes in the Caribbean.

 
Orville "Bud" Gibson, Building Consultant
Bud Gibson has over 40 years experience in large commercial, residential, institutional and industrial construction including prior owner of insurance restoration business.  He has handled major losses throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean for Sill Company.

 
Thomas F. Radel, Manager, Contents Appraisal Department
A graduate from the University of Akron, Tom has worked in the manufacturing sector since 1988 and joined Sill Company's team of experts in 1999. His experience encompasses a variety of areas including technical operations and original equipment manufacturing. This expertise allows Tom to analyze and value contents of industrial, commercial and residential properties.

 
Steven Taylor, Contents Appraiser
A graduate of Indiana University where he majored in finance and economics, Steven Taylor is a licensed public adjuster and has been on the Sill Company staff since 1981. He has extensive experience in the appraisal and adjustment of all types of contents claims.

 
Tony Peternelj, Contents Appraiser
Tony Peternelj has extensive experience in property insurance. Prior to joining the Sill Company, he was a supervisor for a large internet-based insurance company, a commercial underwriter for ten years, and represented the insurance companies as a licensed property and casualty agent.

 
Jeremy Geier, Contents Appraiser
Jeremy Geier’s focus with the Sill Company includes various types of personal property appraisals. His disciplined work in the support of contents claims is instrumental in the documentation of loss. Jeremy attended Notre Dame College on a football scholarship.





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