Biography

Following graduation from Elmhurst College with a Bachelors of Science in both Business Administration and Urban Studies, Mike Beach began his adjusting career in 1988. Within three years of working in the industry, he became a top adjuster at his firm. Mike joined McLarens in 1990, bringing with him extensive knowledge in energy, legal liability, jewellers block, and TPA accounts. He primarily specialises in large property damage and construction claims. He has served catastrophe duty for the Northridge (CA) Earthquake, Mississippi River floods and Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew, Opal, George, Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Ike, Sandy, and many others.

As a testament to his vast capabilities, Mike spent six weeks in Kuwait after the Persian Gulf War evaluating losses for the country’s Royal Family. This stint followed Iraqi Saddam Hussein’s invasion (Desert Storm) where several property damage, construction, and business interruption losses exceeded USD 10 million.

Mike has testified as an expert witness in a number of litigated property damage cases, including for the Aviation Defendants in a multi-billion dollar case involving the 9/11 World Trade Center Terrorism attack.

Mike is the designated account adjuster on several national and global commercial property programs. He serves as Director of the North American CAT (catastrophe) Team and is a highly valued member of the McLarens team.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Hotel Resort: Hurricane Wind Claims (USD 80 Million)
  • Feed Mill Explosion (USD 75 Million)
  • Builders Risk: Property Damage / Delay Claim (USD 40 Million)
  • Plastic Resin Explosion (USD 20 Million)
  • Paper Mill Production Shutdown (USD 10 Million)
  • Food Packaging (USD 10 Million)
  • Casino Gaming (USD 10 Million)
  • MTC: Logistics (USD 5 Million)
  • Service Industries: Several Multi-Million claims
Industry Certification

AIC, California Earthquake Certified

Qualifications

Elmhurst College - Bachelors of Science, Business Administration & Urban Studies

Additional Expertise

Boiler & Machinery, Builders Risk, Energy, Heavy Equipment, Jewellers Block, Warehouse Legal Liability

Adjuster Experience

32 years 1988

Language Skills

English