Appointment signifies commitment to building on the firm’s 20+ years as industry leader in insurance recovery and subrogation
Paul James has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Recovery Group, Inc. (IRG) by David A. Jollin, IRG’s Chairman of the Board. As the new leader of IRG, James will be charged with growing the company’s overall operations, building on IRG’s 20-year record of industry leadership in insurance recovery and subrogation.
Of the appointment, Jollin says, “Mr. James is a consummate insurance professional with a strong track record in delivering profitable growth and stellar sales and service results for key insurance organizations.” Jollin adds that James’ expertise in business development strategies, along with his broad experience spanning various sectors in the insurance industry, will be a strong asset to the firm.
Among the key priorities for James will be continuing IRG’s growth momentum of the last decade, including that of Insurance Subrogation Group (ISG), a division of IRG. “Subrogation is one of the firm’s core strengths” says James. “I see significant opportunities to expand subrogation services and capabilities to insurers, reinsurers, self-insurers, insurance syndicates, third-party administrators, managing general agents, captives and independent adjustment companies.”
James has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, he served as Assistant Vice President at Hanover Insurance Group, Worcester, MA. Prior to that, he was Regional Sales Director for Travelers of Massachusetts. For many years he was an owner of Steffon, James and Finnegan Insurance Agency, Inc. in Worcester, MA, where he was the President and Sales Director.
James holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Nichols College, and a Bachelor of Science from Worcester State College. He is also an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).