SCM Appoints Scott Goodreau as U.S. COO to Drive Market Expansion

EDMONTON and TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - SCM Insurance Services, Canada's largest independent, privately-owned insurance services provider, today announced the appointment of Scott Goodreau as Chief Operating Officer-USA. Goodreau's appointment is SCM's first step towards taking its market-leading solutions to the United States.

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Since its inception, SCM has strategically expanded its services through targeted acquisitions and complementary services to provide a breadth of insurance solutions in the Canadian market. With many of our clients conducting business on both sides of the border, this expansion meets our clients' needs while aligning to SCM's long-term strategy.

"SCM has a stellar reputation in the claims and risk management community and I am excited to be part of the team," said Mr. Goodreau. "The U.S. market and our cross-border clients will truly benefit from the extensive suite of services that SCM has to offer."

Mr. Goodreau is an experienced executive with 20 years' experience in the insurance industry, holding diverse leadership positions for distribution, carrier and technology companies. Most recently, he led Sales and Marketing for Hub International, a leading North American insurance broker with over 10,000 employees. Mr. Goodreau also held positions of Super Regional President and Chief Legal Officer while at Hub. His responsibilities at SCM will include providing key strategic leadership for growth by establishing and empowering a high performance team.

"We're thrilled to have Scott aboard," began Bob Fitzgerald, CEO of SCM. "He shares SCM's passion for client-centric culture and values. Initially, our focus will be primarily targeted on two fronts: third-party-administration and claims adjusting services. Scott's background positions him very well to lead this expansion into the U.S. insurance services market and beyond."

About SCM Insurance Services

SCM Insurance Services has been servicing the insurance and risk management community for the past 30 years with over 200 locations and 2,600 employees. As a privately owned provider of claims adjusting, third party adjusting (TPA), risk management, investigative, surveillance, risk mitigation, medical services, forensic engineering services, and risk intelligence, SCM has distinguished itself through innovative technology, expert staff and solid customer service. The SCM Insurance Services include ClaimsPro, International Programs Group (IPG). Xpera Risk Mitigation & Investigation, Cira Medical Services, Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences, SCM Risk Management Services (RMS), and Opta Information Intelligence. Visit www.scm.ca for more information.

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For further information: Scott Goodreau, Chief Operating Officer - USA SCM Insurance Services, scott.goodreau@scminsuranceservices.com, 312-646-2334; Bikram Daulay, Sr. VP Marketing & Communications, SCM Insurance Services, bikram.daulay@scm.ca, 780-930-5321; Bob Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, SCM Insurance Services, bob.fitzgerald@scm.ca, 416-777-4470

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