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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.

Doug does Expert Witness plus Umpire and Party Appointed Appraisals.

Richard Kern

Partner / Regional Manager

Richard  has been adjusting and administrating claims for over 30 years and is Partner in our San Diego office.  He  specializes in Third Party Claims Administration and heads our Subrogation  department.  He is the Education Provider/Director for, and a board member of, the California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters and provides instruction in the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations.  He has extensive experience in mediating claims and litigation management.

Rebecca Lucas

Home Office Claims Manager

Our Claims Manager, Rebecca Lucas, has over 25 years of experience in the insurance & construction industry. She handles both residential and commercial claims. She 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 Irma.

Kimberley Hickey

Orange County Branch Manager

Kim came to SGD with the acquisition of AIMS I/A Division.  She has over 35 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

Kim is a multiline general adjuster with over 25 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.

Mark Martin

Claims Supervisor / EGA

Mark began his career in the insurance industry in 2000. He has been a licensed Adjuster, Certified Claims Trainer, and Claims Manager. As a Supervisor, he oversees his team’s operations and is responsible for supervision and training of staff. As Adjuster he specializes in the handling of property claims more than $250,000.

Mark has participated in numerous CAT events, inclusive of Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Allison, Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Ike. In addition, Mr. Martin participated in the handling of numerous multi-million dollar claims during the Chilean earthquakes of 2010, along with various wildfire fire events inclusive of the of the 2007 San Diego Wildfires and the 2017 Thomas Wildfire.