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SGD Executive Team and Bios

Peter H. Schifrin, RPA

President and CEO

Peter began his insurance career in 1984. He is the son of the company’s founder, Leslie Schifrin. As a licensed adjuster and private investigator, he has extensive experience with a wide variety of claims, including first-party property, entertainment, and all forms of general liability.

Peter is the current President of the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters and the Pacific Claim Executives Association. He has served as the President of the California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters and as the Western Region VP for the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters.  He is currently a member of the California Department of Insurance Curriculum Board.

He frequently presents educational classes to groups such as the CAIIA and PLRB on topics including the California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, the California SIU Regulations, Good Faith Claims Handling, and First and Third Party Coverage Analysis and Claims Investigation

Douglas Jackson, RPA

Vice President / Director of Operations

Doug started in the claims industry in 1977 as a fire adjuster for a large commercial carrier before becoming a property consultant for a major residential carrier.

He eventually started his own company which merged with SGD. Doug is past president of the CAIIA and Chairman Emeritus and Director of the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters(RPA). He was the creator of the Seminar for Evaluation of Earthquake Damages (SEED) and teaches that and many other claims related courses.

Richard Kern

Partner / Regional Manager

Richard has been with SGD for over 26 years. He is a Partner in our San Diego office. Richard is a licensed insurance adjuster in California and many western states.

He specializes in Claims Administration and has successfully mediated numerous cases. He has extensive experience in Jewelers Block.

He also heads our Subrogation Department. He is associated with the CAIIA and teaches a course in the California Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations.

Rebecca Lucas

Claims Manager

Rebecca has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She handles both residential and commercial claims. Ms. Lucas has extensive experience in adjusting earthquake losses, including the Northridge earthquake.

As CAT manager she has handled multiple hurricane losses, the most recent being Hurricane Ike.

Kimberley Hickey

Orange County Branch Manager

Kim comes to SGD with the acquisition of AIMS I/A Division. She has over 30 years of diversified experience in Property and Casualty claims.

As Branch Claims Manager, she oversees our Orange County operations and is responsible for supervision and training of staff. She is also involved in claims handling of complex claims.

Kim Bierce Gilmore

San Francisco Branch Manager

Ms. Bierce is a multiline general adjuster with over 20 years of experience. Kim handles large commercial and residential property losses.

Her experience extends to areas including GKLL, Cargo and liability claims. In her previous employment she was the lead adjuster for a national insurer’s SIU.