By JACK ROBERTS, editor in chief of Risk and InsuranceŽ
Mark Noonan, the former national workers' compensation practice leader for Marsh, will join Integro's casualty practice as the managing principal in its Boston office. Noonan in his new role will focus developing outcome and process-based strategies for clients with complex workers' compensation issues.
Noonan joins a growing number of professionals with substantial workers' comp expertise at Integro. Two other former Marsh workers' comp execs joined Integro in the past few years: James Bacon and Marla Eisenberg.
Noonan has been a Risk and InsuranceŽ Power
BrokerTM since the award competition established a workers' compensation category, and Bacon and Eisenberg were named Power Brokers last year.
This summer, in a reorganization, Marsh made cutbacks in its workers' compensation practice. Among those who were let go was Noonan. Integro itself was started in 2005 ago by former Marsh executives who left the firm in the wake of a series of management upheavals.
Peter Garvey, president and CEO of Integro, reports that last year the firm reduced its costs and narrowed its focus to a number of niche markets. Since that time, he explained, the company has added some key staff people in those niches and also plans a number of small, strategic acquisitions. Garvey reports that Integro expects to be profitable this year.
He said that Noonan skills fit the Integro strategy.
"His demonstrated commitment to specialty expertise mirrors our commitment to provide our clients with the best industry resources available," he said.
Noonan started with Integro on Monday morning.
"I'm looking forward to offering clients the kind of service that they need in this difficult environment," Noonan said.
He explained that much of his focus will be on outcome-based services in the workers' comp markets. He will work with employers, insurers and third-party administrators.
Noonan has also been a frequent speaker at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Management ConferenceŽ & Expo, which is conducted by LRP Publications, which owns Risk and InsuranceŽ. Noonan is on the agenda for the conference this year, which runs from November 18 to 20 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
September 21, 2009
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