Dempsey Partners LLC Admits Six New Partners; Expanded Services Designed to Address Increasingly Sophisticated Needs of Risk Managers

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Dempsey Partners LLC, a professional services firm providing catastrophic insurance claim recovery assistance and valuation and risk consulting services to Fortune 500 corporations, announced that six members of its leadership team have been admitted to the partnership. The new partners are Robert A. Kirchmeier, Steven M. Kessler, Christopher J. Giovino, Christopher C. Simons, Jill Dalton, and Maricarmen Calderon Marquez. The moves emphasize the firm's commitment to world-class loss accounting services while signifying the importance of new services designed to fill the evolving and increasingly sophisticated needs of the corporate risk management community

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I am delighted to welcome these accomplished professionals to the partnership

John D. Dempsey today announced the admission of six new partners to Dempsey Partners LLC. The new partners include experienced professionals in charge of the firm's loss accounting practices in Southern California and Miami, Florida, leaders of the firm's forensic analysis and risk consulting practices, and the partner in charge of firm-wide business development.

"I am delighted to welcome these accomplished professionals to the partnership," remarked Dempsey, the firm's Managing Partner. "These moves emphasize our commitment to the world-class loss accounting practice upon which our firm is based, while signifying the importance of new services designed to fill the evolving and increasingly sophisticated needs of the corporate risk management community. Each of these professionals recognizes the important roles we can play in the insurance marketplace, and the leadership opportunities partnership provides. In these challenging times, we are redoubling our efforts to provide innovative and value-added services and solutions to the risk management community." http://www.dempsey-partners.com/

Robert A. Kirchmeier (New York) was named partner in charge of Business Development. Since joining Dempsey Partners, Kirchmeier has established a nationwide marketing and sales organization designed around the firm's core principles of integrity, quality, and client service. Originally a loss control engineer, he enjoyed increasingly responsible positions with major property underwriters including Arkwright Mutual and Zurich Financial. Kirchmeier is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology.

Steven M. Kessler (Houston) was named partner in charge of the firm's Houston office and MegaLoss Disaster Recovery practice. He is also the national coordinator of the firm's property damage claims consulting practice. Kessler, a 30-year industry veteran, provides technical expertise in the areas of replacement cost quantification, large loss claims strategy, and project management. Formerly the Global Manager of Claims for a major property insurer, Kessler holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Delaware.

Christopher J. Giovino (Wilton) was named partner in charge of the firm's Forensic Analysis practice, which provides investigative and forensic accounting services in the areas of employee dishonesty insurance claims, white-collar crime investigation, and commercial litigation. Before joining Dempsey Partners, Giovino completed a successful 27-year career with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, rising to the position of Associate SAC of the flagship New York office and Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force. Giovino is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Bonaventure University.

Christopher C. Simons, CPA (Southern California) was named partner in charge of the Southern California office loss accounting practice. Simons specializes in the preparation and settlement of large and complex property and business interruption insurance claims for companies in the entertainment, manufacturing, financial services, hospitality, pharmaceutical, technology, and retail industries. He also performs business interruption exposure studies, white-collar crime investigation, and provides litigation support services to attorneys, including expert witness testimony. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

Jill Dalton (New York) was named partner in charge of the firm's Risk Consulting and X-V Analysis® practices and the firm's New York office. A former Managing Director of Marsh and leader of its North American property practice, Dalton advises the firm's risk management clients on property insurance and valuation issues including terrorism, business interruption exposure valuation, and related subjects. She is a graduate of Boston College and holds an MBA from Fordham University.

Maricarmen Calderon Marquez, CPA (Miami) was named partner in charge of the firm's Miami, Florida office. Marquez specializes in the preparation and settlement of large and complex property, business interruption, and employee dishonesty insurance claims on behalf of corporate risk managers and policyholders. Her practice encompasses losses in the U.S. and Central and South America. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

About Dempsey Partners:
Dempsey Partners supports the global risk management community with professional forensic accounting, consulting, claims, and insurance-related valuation services. Based in Wilton, CT, the company serves its Fortune 500 clientele from eight full-service offices across the United States.

Contact:
John D. Dempsey, CPA, CFE
Dempsey Partners LLC
203-762-5052
http://www.dempsey-partners.com

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