CRU Group, a claims management and staffing solutions company based in Toronto, has announced that it has hired Laura Pastore as the new vice-president of US business development for Catastrophe Response Unit USA (CRU USA).
Pastore brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having served in roles in claims adjusting, customer service, and marketing – as well as two senior business development positions at two of the world’s largest independent adjusting companies, a release said. She was most recently vice-president and senior account manager at Cunningham Lindsay (now Sedgewick).
“This is a huge coup for CR,” said CRU Group president and CEO Kyle Winston. “The addition of such a highly respected and well known senior claims executive to the CRU team helps us move our rapidly expanding CRU USA business to a whole new level.”
“The opportunity to join CRU was just too good to pass up,” commented Pastore. “To work in such an innovative and entrepreneurial organization with such a clear commitment to customer focus and employee satisfaction is refreshing…I can’t wait to get started!”
“Over the last several years, the CRU commitment to customer and our capability to execute as the insurer wants,” added CRU USA operations manager Paula Holladay, “using their policies, procedures and systems - has helped us build a stronger brand in the US marketplace. Having Laura join our CRU USA team is a giant next step for us as we look to accelerate our expansion across America.”