Crawford & Company : Bob Jones Named as Managing Director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services, United States
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Bob Jones Named as Managing Director for Crawford Forensic
Accounting Services, United States
ATLANTA (January 7, 2014) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's
largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has named Robert D.
"Bob" Jones as managing director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services
(CFAS) for the United States, a new position. CFAS is part of Global Technical
Services, which manages large and complex insurance claims.
In his new position Jones will have the responsibility for developing and
maintaining U.S. client relationships, managing operational and administrative
activities, and supervising forensic accounting services; all of the company's
forensic accountants in the United States will report to him. He will work
closely with Crawford's Forensic Accounting teams in Canada and with its
management teams in Latin America to expand Forensic Accounting Services into
those markets. He formerly served as managing director of the Strategic Loss
Management Group for GTS, and based in Crawford's Los Angeles office.
"Bob Jones is our ideal executive to head up Crawford Forensic Accounting in the
U.S.," said Kevin B. Frawley, executive vice president and chief executive
officer, Property & Casualty - Americas. "His deep background in accounting and
corporate investigations, combined with his experience with GTS, will serve him
well as he focuses on growing this important service."
Forensic Accounting is part of the group of specialty services that make up
Crawford Specialty Markets, which is focused on serving Lloyd's of London and
the international adjusting market. Specialty Markets was announced in July
2013 as a new global offering, and bolsters the large and complex claim
capabilities of Crawford Global Technical Services®.
"Crawford Forensic Accounting Services is an important component of our
Specialty Markets offering," noted John Sharoun, CEO Specialty Markets,
Americas. "In an increasingly complex claims environment we believe there will
be growing demand for this service, and, for the U.S., Bob Jones is an
outstanding choice to lead it."
Jones has been involved exclusively in the field of forensic accounting, risk
analysis and corporate investigations for more than 30 years. He has worked
extensively with insurance companies, public corporations and private companies,
and attorneys, focusing his career on financial forensics and investigations. He
has testified on numerous occasions as an expert in civil and criminal matters,
and is a U.S. Navy veteran and a California-licensed private investigator.
He received a Business Administration degree in Accounting from the City
University of New York, and continued in graduate studies in International
Business and Accounting at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. He also
completed a course in leadership management at Leadership Burbank.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the
world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk
management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an
expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford
System of Claims Solutions(®) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services,
business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines
including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims
and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's
shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
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