A professional Salvor and appraiser since the early 1970's, George Nardone conducts salvage operations throughout the United States and overseas for numerous insurance companies and self-insured. His educational background consisted of studies in aeronautical engineering and business management. He received extensive management training while in flight operations with Pan American World Airways and Beech Aircraft Corporation. Mr. Nardone was a former Air Force veteran having flown C-130 aircraft around the globe to include over 250 combat missions in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross combined with numerous commendations and several Air Medals for his actions. Holding an Airline Transport Pilot Rating with over 12,500 flight hours, he continues to fly corporate piston, turbo prop and jet aircraft on business assignments and as part of the company’s aviation technical services operation and member of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association.
In 1978 he was transferred to Baltimore, Maryland as a branch manager of a large national salvage firm. During his career, he has handled over 10,000 commercial losses, one in excess of one hundred sixty million dollars. He also conducted salvage operations managing catastrophe teams throughout the country. While with this firm, he rose from a new hire to executive Vice President and became a member of the Board of Directors. Additionally, he was charged with the responsibility of hiring and training numerous career employees, who are currently employed by other firms within the salvage industry.
Active in affiliate organizations, Mr. Nardone served as an officer and past president of the HOBGI, National Capitol Pond and several professional other claims associations He willingly makes himself available as an instructor to the insurance industry and continues to conduct seminars for the PLRB, LEA, claims associations, Insurance Companies and self-insured He is currently a member of The Loss Executives Association and other national organizations, which promote education and professionalism in the insurance industry. Additionally is a member of the Elks, VFW, American Legion, AOPA, NBAA, and the Lido Civic Club of Washington D.C.
Mr. Nardone began Nardone & Company, Inc. in July 1993 with an office in Severna Park, Maryland. Since inception, offices have been opened in Boston, New Jersey, Minnesota, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and California.
Aviation background: US Air Force C-130 flight engineer, flight operations Pan Am World Airways Boeing 707 cargo fleet, Beech Aircraft sales and demo pilot on all Single/Twin/and Turbo-prop aircraft, also Cessna, Bellanca, Piper, Grumman and Aero Commander demo pilot, Beech King Air 200/B200/F90/E90/C90/A100/B100 Line Captain and training officer for a large, Part 135 operation, FAA check airman, Falcon 10, Sabreliner 40, Cessna Citation. Flight Safety schools.
Member of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association as a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser and USPAP Endorsed.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Chris Nardone was a member of the Virginia Tech Men's Rugby Club from 1999-2002, serving as the elected captain during the 2001-2002 seasons. During his tenure, Mr. Nardone led the team to a 10th straight State Championship and to the Sweet 16 Tournament for the 10th straight season. In addition to his dedication towards education and athletics, Chris volunteered as a Big Brother for troubled and disabled children.
Prior to joining Nardone & Company, Inc. on a full time basis in June of 2006, Chris worked as an Account Executivefor DHL Express in Towson, MD and Roanoke, VA. While in Towson, MD Chris managed a two million dollar annual territory in competition with UPS and FedEx. He was able to solicit existing UPS and FedEx accounts to transfer to DHL and retained current accounts by providing exceptional customer service. In year ending 2003, Chris was nationally ranked in the top 7th percentile. In 2004, Chris was relocated to Roanoke, VA to manage a three million dollar annual territory in competition with UPS and FedEx. Prior to his arrival, the territory was performing at 88% of attainment in the first quarter of 2004 and by the following year the territories attainment grew to 112%.
Chris interned with Nardone & Company, Inc. as a Field Representative during his summer months while attending Virginia Tech. Throughout this time, he acquired vast industry experience by learning the salvage industry from the ground up. Since becoming a fulfill time employee, Chris has managed countless claims involving a wide variety of scenarios. Some of those claims entail distribution warehouses, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, automotive dealerships, post loss inventories, determination of values, reconstruction of inventories and percentage of loss. Mr. Nardone brings with him a unique knowledge of corporate America from acquiring, managing and retaining customers in a wide range of industries and will no doubt be an incredible asset to our company and the insurance industry as a whole.
Jim Mawhinney brings to Nardone & Company, Inc. over 33 years of professional salvage loss experience. He has participated as a loss consultant on various multi-million dollar commercial losses and has handled innumerable commercial losses. Throughout his career, Mr. Mawhinney has contributed to several CAT teams throughout the United States. Jim's superior expertise as a salvor was applied during the catastrophic hurricanes of Andrew and Floyd.
Mr. Mawhinney is a graduate of LaSalle College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a BA in Political Science. Furthermore he has served as PMLG of the Blue Goose, Westchester Pond in New York.
John Lund joined the Nardone & Company, Inc. team in 2005, bringing with him over twenty years of extremely successful sales and management experience. He has represented twenty varied technical products in the semi/conductor, bio/pharmaceutics, vacuum and chemical industries. John started as production supervisor and progressed to a plant manager in varied production positions, having over 100 people reporting to him at one time.
Mr. Lund received a BA Degree from the University of Massachusetts, after attending the University of Miami on scholarship. John also had scholarships from Northeastern and Syracuse Universities. While attending University of Miami, he played football for two years, before transferring to University of Massachusetts. On a professional level, he has taken part in a myriad of diverse programs, one being Quality Circle leadership and formation. He was successful in training and launching the first quality circle group within the W.R. Grace facility.
Prior to joining our team in the midst of the 2005 catastrophic hurricane season, John gained extensive knowledge and experience within the Salvage Industry by being a consultant to Nardone & Company, Inc. for the prior five years.
Eric is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. He was a member of the UVM hockey team from 1993-1997 on an athletic scholarship and was a teammate of current NHL All-Stars Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins) and Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning). Outside of his university studies and athletics, Eric interned with The Office of the Attorney General of Vermont in the Consumer Protection Program and with the US Marshal Office of Vermont tracking wanted fugitives on outstanding felony warrants. After Eric graduated from UVM, he spent the next two years playing professional hockey with teams in the AHL and ECHL leagues.
After retiring from hockey, Eric was a sales representative for a global medical product manufacturer managing a region that covered several states in the Midwest. From medical sales, Eric pursue a career within the IT industry. Mr. Hallman has over 10 years experience within the IT industry specializing in several product lines that include enterprise level servers, data networks and telephony systems. He has also served as a hardware broker to product and sales manager overseeing product development while managing sales teams. Many of his duties aside from sales were produc procurement, sales forecasting, quality and inventory control, product training and business development. He developed several product lines that were added to the core business model and offere to retail end user clients on a global scale.
Kim has worked within the insurance industry for over 20 years with a focus on sales and customer service.
She began her career with a forensic engineering company in the Philadelphia area as a regional sales person, working with insurance adjusters and attorneys. After 6 years she relocated to the Hartford area and opened the New England office, which she managed for another 6 years. Kim hired and supervised a dozen engineers. She was also responsible for reviewing/editing their reports while still performing sales duties and maintaining customer service.
After 12 years in the engineering field, Kim went on to a new challenge, focusing on sales in disaster restoration for the next 12 years. Starting as a Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast, she advanced to National Account Manager where she was able to nurture and expand her insurance adjuster and end user contacts across the country. Kim also created and scheduled numerous presentations within the industry and was instrumental in working with marketing on the redesign of company literature.
Kim has a BA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She has taken several American Management Association courses and insurance courses during the course of her career. She is active in several organizations: New England Claim Executives, RIMS, URMIA and the Blue Goose International where she was the Most Loyal Gander. Kim recently relocated to San Antonio, Texas where she and her husband spend the majority of their free time attending the soccer games of their 3 children.
Mr. Rizer has been a professional Salvor since 1980 and he received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson University in 1982, all the while working a full-time job with a large salvage company. Having worked for a variety of salvage companies and self-insured since 1980, Mr. Rizer decided to form Rizer & Associates in 1994. Over Mr. Rizer’s 34 year career, he has handled thousands of claims and the services he has provided include, but are not limited to: the completion of post loss inventories, inventory verifications, loss evaluations, determination of replacement cost values and disposal of damaged merchandise.
Active in affiliate organizations, Mr. Rizer is a member of the Blue Goose Association and Mariners of the Bay. Mr. Rizer was also a past President for the Mariners of the Bay.
After graduating from Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA) with degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Mr. Flanagan began his salvage career with George M. Ruddy & Company in New York. He continued on to M.F. Bank & Company and eventually Stoner & Company, learning the salvage business from some of the top names in the industry before opening Allied Salvors in 2000.
Mr. Flanagan has performed a variety of services including, but not limited to: post loss inventories (homeowner & commercial), loss evaluations, warehousing and, of course, disposition of damaged merchandise. Mr. Flanagan has also been certified as an expert witness in a number of Courts regarding contents damage and valuation and he has also been published in Claims Magazine on the subject.
Mr. Flanagan is an active member with the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), the Loss Executives Association (LEA), the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) and the Philadelphia Loss Conference (PLC).