Pedro Pires is a graduate of University of Connecticut and has been with Chittenden Group since 2004. His insurance background started on the company side of the business. He started in the industry as a claims adjuster and appraiser in 1996 for a national insurance company. This was an important introductory role for him because claims handling and exposure control is what insurance is all about. This was a great way to learn how policy coverage reacts in different claims scenarios. After three years in the claims department Pedro was promoted to the underwriting department of the company. This proved to be another important building block in his career as this is how exposures are rated and loss predictions are forecasted and used to determine pricing for different risks. This position eventually led Pedro to the marketing and sales team. This function allowed another great learning experience for him. Product knowledge, policy language, and the relationship building skills needed in the industry came full circle in this role. It also led to meeting the great folks at the Chittenden Group and in 2004 Pedro became part of this great team. Having the company experience helps in facilitating the relationship between customer accounts and the company set guidelines. Since 2004 Pedro has been building a strong book of business in the manufacturing and construction industries. His experience has helped in developing a list of multi-million dollar accounts. Current customers include multi-state and multinational exposures. Pedro’s dedication to the insurance industry is also evident in his continued education programs. In 2004 he attained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and in 2010 he also attained the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation, which nationally there are only about 1700 designees. Pedro currently lives in Naugatuck with his wife and two children.
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