It is not often that your first blog for an organization is to write about one of the most exciting moments in the company’s history. It truly is a day of celebration for all of us. Earlier today we announced that Sedgwick has finalized its purchase of global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm Cunningham Lindsey and its subsidiaries. This solidifies one of our core values: “to operate as one company, one team.” I am especially honored to serve as the vice chair for Sedgwick. I look forward to working side by side with Dave North, president and CEO, and Mike Arbour, group president -- two of the most respected names in our industry.
With this strategic acquisition, Sedgwick now has 21,000 talented colleagues across 65 countries, providing best-in-class business solutions to employers, insurance companies, brokers, policyholders and consumers around the world. With our expanded footprint and technical resources, Sedgwick offers an unprecedented and unparalleled breadth of services and depth of expertise. We can now meet the complex needs of more clients and take care of more individuals in more locations than ever before.
What does this mean? It means our combined organization—including all subsidiaries of Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey, with a few select exceptions—will move toward operating globally under the Sedgwick name. I think this is very important as we operate on a global scale. A strong, unified brand combining the resources of so many amazing colleagues will reinforce our position as the leading industry provider.
Another of our core values is “to embrace change.” We will do so in a way that continues to produce the same outstanding results you have come to expect of us. Sedgwick remains committed to our caring counts® philosophy, and our top priority is ensuring that the programs administered by Sedgwick, Vericlaim and Cunningham Lindsey continue to produce outstanding results. Our dedicated colleague teams and trusted technology remain in place to provide those we serve with the exceptional support they have come to expect.
If you have questions or would like to learn more, please visit our global transition page. I close my first blog for Sedgwick full of excitement for the future, knowing that what is starting today is really just the beginning of even greater things to come for our clients and our colleagues.
Jane Tutoki, Vice Chair, Sedgwick