Trends: More Activity, More Insurance Fundamentals

April 2010
Best's Review;Apr2010, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p56
Trade Publication
The article reports on the trends at insurance companies and recruitment firms in identifying and recruiting candidates for executive positions. It notes that insurance executives Todd Mitchell and Liam T. Lawrence have strategized to work for a limited number of clients. The approaches include focusing on a track record of success, willingness by lower-level personnel to change companies, and renewed focus on underwriters and claims professionals.


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