Empowering and Amplifying Talent – with David Vanalek, COO of Claims at Markel

Season Two – Episode Nine

Joining us in the Insurance Coffee House USA this week, we have David Vanalek, the COO of Claims at Markel.

David gives us a fascinating tour through his career path and offers us a great insight into the transition he took from private practise litigation attorney into insurance claims and his subsequent progression into his senior leadership position at Markel.

He discusses his initial attraction to the insurance industry – facilitating the improvement of standards in the professional services sector whilst also building a book of clients to provide high class claims and advisory services.

David believes that getting outside your comfort zone often leads to opportunities in the future and by shaping your experiences you will also be able to take ownership of your career.

David feels that it is his role as a servant leader to empower and amplify the talent in his team to go on and be the best they can be. The “Markel Way” demonstrates this, and David encourages listeners to reach out to him regarding this or other insights via his LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-t-vanalek-8327/ or email at david.vanalek@markel.com .

The Insurance Coffee House is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO of Insurance Search, the executive search consultancy for the Insurance and Insurtech sectors in the United States and UK.

If you would like to contact Nick about the podcast or to discuss growing your leadership team, please reach out to him via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-hoadley-78a498143/ , contact Insurance Search via www.insurance-search.com or email info@insurance-search.com