We spoke with Matthew LeBrun, Global Director – Natural Resources, to discover his favorite experience with McLarens, his passions outside of work, and his advice for someone beginning their adjusting career.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens?
In my role at McLarens, it is incredible to share a common vision of development, growth and excellence with colleagues from all over the globe. The genuine support from McLarens’ senior management team to push and encourage our Natural Resources practice to its maximum potential is something I did not think existed in current corporate climates. Being a part of that kind of culture and watching our team grow internationally, with such high-caliber professionals, has been extremely rewarding.
On a personal note, having the opportunity and flexibility to create and develop a global practice under the McLarens brand has been an amazing way to fulfill my entrepreneurial spirit while still having the support and resources of a global, well-respected firm.
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
I enjoy a variety of activities and community involvement. I love to garden, restore and customize vehicles, go hunting and fishing, and do wood-carving. The best part of my hobbies is that my children share the same interests. Pursuing these activities together is a great way to spend time with them in a world of constant “hustle and bustle.” I am passionate about my faith, mission trips, and volunteering my time with young people who are economically challenged. My faith in the next generation is always renewed when I see the genuine servant’s hearts alive and well in these young people.
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
I truly believe that the claims business is one of the last “master trade apprenticeships.” The nuances and personal interactions of our industry can’t be extracted from a text book – it is on-the-job development at its best. My father, who was in the industry as well, told me almost 30 years ago that if I wanted to be an effective loss adjuster, I would need to be patient, be willing to do more than is expected, listen more than I speak, and be open to learning something new each day. This advice is still extremely relevant today. The claims business is a great career path for those who thrive in environments that are different every day, who have both technical and management skills, and who want to be a trusted partner and advisor to our clients.
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