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Meridian wishes to announce Q1 2010 personnel additions

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Meridian is pleased to announce the addition of two well respected industry veterans to the group in Q1 2010. These additions are in conjunction with developing client-facing and market-facing needs in the traditional and alternative energy fields.  Peter Young located in  London UK and David J. Webster of the US  SE region bring extensive senior level management experience in underwriting, brokerage and risk management in the Energy world that will benefit Meridian’s clientele.  Bio’s for the two follow:

Peter Young -London –

Meridian Consulting Group LLC

Peter joined Meridian in 2010 to represent them in the London market.  He has over 40 years experience in the Insurance industry with an extremely diversified background. Having worked as a Head Office underwriter with a major UK Insurer his sense of adventure led him into the broking sector and a move to Africa where he spent 10 years managing local offices in West & Southern African for the Minet Group.

On his return to London he specialized in the management of the Global programmes for UK based multi nationals. This experience developed into working on a similar project for a major US Oil company which led to his transfer into the Energy sector, ultimately becoming the Managing Director of the Onshore Energy division of Minet. During this time he worked with a number of major Oil companies as well as the development of business in the Middle East.

He moved to Marsh in 1995 and was soon made Managing Director responsible for their Energy business in Asia/Pacific. Initially based in London he later lived in Singapore for 2 years and during this time he worked with the Risk Management departments of all the worlds’ major Oil companies as well as the national Oil companies throughout Asia.

More recently he has worked as a Consultant with the London and Asian offices of a major International law firm and on behalf of a newly established Lloyds syndicate, based in Singapore as head of Business Development.

David J. Webster-Meridian Consulting Group LLC

David brings to Meridian a lengthy professional career which began with the Northern Assurance Group in Glasgow, but which soon led him into risk management because of his interests.  David qualified by examination as an Associate of the Charter Insurance Institute early in his professional career. As a Risk Manager he has worked for major companies such as Boskalis Westminster Dredging, Viking Offshore Pipelines, British Petroleum and Shell Exploration and Production.

As a Senior Risk Manager with British Petroleum in the UK and US, David handled some of the largest exposures in the worldwide insurance markets.  In that capacity he adopted and used the latest risk management techniques available to transfer and offset risk including the use of Captive Insurance. He also negotiated the most favorable terms and conditions for major construction and operational and charter contracts on behalf of his employer.

While with Shell as an Insurance Consultant, David played two leading roles on behalf of the Oil Industry in helping to introduce the first standard forms of contract for the offshore industry, known as the CRINE contracts and also in attempting to reach an agreement between the UK Government and the Oil Industry in relation to security aspects relating to the future abandonment of North Sea Oil related structures.

While with British Petroleum in Cleveland at the time of the takeover of the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (SOHIO) part of David’s responsibilities were, the management of a large number of personal injury related lawsuits (excluding Workers Compensation) in all geographic areas of the USA where BP/SOHIO operated.

David has traveled extensively for his past employers and is enthusiastic and passionate about both the oil and insurance industries and is prepared to travel on behalf of Meridian clients, as their needs require.

Born and raised in Scotland, David’s interests are DIY, golf and rugby. In his earlier years he played on a leading Scottish Rugby Club team and was on the team that won the Scottish Rugby Championship.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for traditional and alternative energy companies. We are members of the International Energy Credit Association and the Connecticut Maritime Association. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.

We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives. MERIDIAN -YOUR RISK RETHOUGHT.

Meridian wishes to announce Q4 2009 alternative energy projects

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Meridian is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement in November 2009 to provide financial services and insurance to a biofuels energy project in development for Vieste Energy of  Chicago.  Further in December 2009 Meridian signed an agreement to provide similar services to a new solar project for Scientia Solar of Dublin constructing two 100 MW projects  in Italy.

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT.  We are a hard-driving group with an entrepreneurial spirit who will work tirelessly for clients. We specialize in risk management and risk transfer for alternative energy companies. We personally promote sustainable practices and are members of the Sustainable Business Network and the International Energy Credit Association.

Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible. To that end we bring  market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

Meridian Consulting Group announces they have become a B Corp

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Meridian Consulting Group wishes to announce they recently converted to B Corp status. We are committed to the principles of positive change that underlie this pioneering direction in corporate life and personal life.

B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.  B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible businesses because they:

  • Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards.
  • Institutionalize stakeholder interests.
  • Build collective voice through the power of a unifying brand.

For more information on B corporations see the annual report released October 1st, 2009.

http://www.bcorporation.net/resources/bcorp/documents/B%20Corp%20Annual%20Report%20Summary.pdf

Meridian is a highly dynamic specialized insurance consulting group and broker  with offices in Boston, MA, Newport, RI and Brookfield, CT.  We are a hard-driving group with an entrepreneurial spirit who will work tirelessly for clients. Our Mission is simple.  We seek to help our clients make the best risk and risk transfer decisions possible.
We bring market-leading service to the most creative solutions in the risk management field to ensure that each Meridian client achieves their risk objectives.

Meridian Consulting Group joins Slow Money Alliance

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Meridian Consulting Group wishes to advise that as of July 2009 we have joined Slow Money Alliance as a founding member.  For more information on Slow Money Alliance please visit www.slowmoneyalliance.org.

Meridian Consulting Group’s Risk Management Blog

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Welcome to this brand new section of our new and improved website. Here we will begin to publish what we hope will be valuable information for our visitors as they navigate through the maze of all the risk management options  and providers out there on the Internet.

The content included here will include case studies, general information on risk management principles, insightful commentary on current political, judicial, legislative, and social events that could affect the risk environment in which our clients operate, along with links to relevant information regarding the current state of the risk management industry.