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Vice President / Senior Executive General Adjuster

Vito Russo, CPCU

Vice President / Senior Executive General Adjuster


Vito Russo, CPCU, started his career in 1990 with Aetna Property & Casualty where he received extensive training and first-hand experience in commercial and homeowners’ coverage, investigation, building damage estimating, and business income claim evaluation. While at Aetna Vito also gained experience in hurricane catastrophe claims handling, by being deployed on several hurricanes in the southern United States. After his time at Aetna, he spent a few years working with St. Paul/USG & G where he was able to complete his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation. Vito later moved on to work for a New York regional Independent Adjustment firm before coming aboard at McLarens as an Executive General Adjuster in 2005. Vito is currently a Senior Executive General Adjuster/ Vice President for McLarens. He handles a portfolio of clients that range from nationwide to global risks. Additionally, he has extensive experience and knowledge handling complex claims in hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, healthcare, and construction sectors. Vito has been integral in maintaining existing global accounts and obtaining new global and national accounts.


  • Hurricane Odile: 5 Star resort in Cab San Lucas, Mexico (USD 45 Million)
  • Large fire loss: NYC Hospital (USD 10 Million)
  • Hurricane Ike: Large commercial real estate account in Houston, TX (USD 14 Million)
  • Hurricane Harvey: Multi-location apartment complexes (USD 21 Million)
  • Hurricane Maria: Food manufacturing in Puerto Rico (USD 50 Million)
  • Hurricane Irma: Florida multi-hotel location claim (USD 25 Million)
  • Hurricane Irma: Florida multi-hotel location claim (USD 35 Million)
  • Hurricane Matthew: Virginia Beach apartment complex (USD 18 Million)
  • Multi-location (109 locations) Freeze up claim (USD 10 Million)
  • Hurricane Sandy: Multi-location apartment complexes (USD 30 Million)
  • Hurricane Sandy: High Rise office building in New Jersey (USD 14 Million)
  • Fire damage- Builder’s risk loss to high rise structure in Boston (USD 25 Million)
  • Fire damage- Builder’s risk loss to high rise structure in Boston (USD 15 Million)
  • Hurricane Ian- Resort location claim (USD 50 Million)
  • Hurricane Ian Claim- Assisted Living Business/locations (USD 32 Million)
  • Hurricane Ian Claim- apartment complex (USD 23 Million)
  • Fire Loss – Building supply wholesaler (USD 13 Million)
  • Freeze up Multiple location CAT 2115 Hospitality account (USD 13 Million)


Office Address / Contact Information

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 300
New York, NY 10170
United States
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Industry Certification

International Order of the Blue Goose, CPCU National Society Member


Long Island University, Bachelor of Science - Chartered Property Casualty, Underwriter Vale Tech Commercial & Residential Building School

Additional Expertise

Fidelity Losses, Hurricane Catastrophe, Inland Marine, Builders Risk

Adjuster Experience

34 years 1990

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