We spoke with Mike Nardulli, Senior Executive General Adjuster to find out about his professional background, favorite experience with McLarens, and advice for someone beginning their adjusting career.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens?
Working with an industry leader like McLarens has given me exposure to lots of different experiences – either serving our clients or partnering with organizations that support the insurance industry. For instance, I currently serve as Treasurer of International Institute of Loss Adjusters (IILA) and was able to attend the IILA Annual General Meeting abroad many times. This career, and over three decades with McLarens, has afforded many memorable experiences and exciting international trips. These kinds of experiences are not only rewarding in terms of professional development, but they have also allowed me opportunities to further build relationships that grow into friendships. There are a lot of great people in this industry!
I’ve also enjoyed my involvement in other industry networking organizations such as Loss Executives Association (LEA), Claims Professionals Liability Insurance Company (CPLIC), New England Claims Executives Association (NECEA), Blue Goose – NYC Pond, and ten years with the Risk Retention Group (with a Director role there for six years).
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
Fishing – I try to go out pretty much every weekend. My biggest catch was a 313 pound, 13’ 6” long shark. I also enjoy spending time with family – wife and two (almost) grown daughters.
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
Don’t be ‘singular’ looking at one narrow part of the insurance world. From underwriting to insurance company management to claims, there is a vast ocean of opportunities within the industry alone. Don’t be intimidated by those with more experience than you – ask lots of questions and write down the answer.
I’d also advise people just starting out to look for and take opportunities to shadow more seasoned professionals to learn various ways of doing the job. Basically, find an unofficial mentor and different ways you can assist and help them. Learn the basics; this will help you build a strong foundation that leads to trust and bigger opportunities.
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