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About Us

More than 70 years of specialty claims expertise.

In 1949, Fred Maltman introduced the Canadian insurance market and provided a leading edge, claims adjustment alternative to a sophisticated, demanding and growing market. 1958 brought the official founding of FC Maltman and Company, based in Toronto, Ontario and Fred continued his journey for many years, building his vision for the company in Canada.

In 1988, four partners including John Breese, came together as Fred’s successors and strategically re-positioned the company. They recognized the globalization of insurance markets, and the need for an independent adjusting company with global reach and the international demand for the highest standard in local technical claims handling knowledge in specialty lines.

Maltman International was established in 2003 and has expanded its reach to include all types of professional and general liability claims. Testament to the success of the company in achieving this vision is the global nature of the client base. Today, Maltman International has truly become an international specialty firm. The Maltman International team is comprised of market leaders all who remain committed to delivering superior adjusting and claims management services to a demanding and discerning insurance market – just as Fred Maltman dreamed.

We deliver on the trust placed in our hands

Executive Leadership
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Ranjit Bhatia
Executive Director for Maltman International

Ranjit Bhatia is a dedicated insurance professional with over 25 years in the insurance industry. He began his career as a Claims Analyst and now specializes in Auto Bodily Injury, Casualty, Property, and Commercial General Liability.

Mr. Bhatia is well respected in the industry for his leadership and skills in claims investigation and management, legal and professional liability, risk management and business analysis.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bhatia previously held a multi-faceted role in a large global claims provider, a large segment of which was focused on Lloyd’s and the London Markets.

Bret Peiffer
Managing Director (US)

Bret Peiffer began his career as a Multi-Line Adjuster and has both daily claims and catastrophe event experience. He has held client facing, technical and operational roles working with insurers, brokers and MGAs. Bret has worked for two of the world’s largest loss adjusting firms prior to joining CRU GROUP as VP of Operations and Managing Director of Maltman International in the U.S. in 2020.

Bret is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, holds his Associate in Claims (AIC) designation and is active in Blue Goose. He also holds memberships with the Dallas Claims Association, the Texas Surplus Lines Association (TSLA) – Texans Under 40 (TUF) Committee and the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA). He resides in Dallas, Texas and is based in our U.S. Headquarters.

Gary Sullivan
Director of Business Development

Gary Sullivan has over 40 years of experience in the London Market having worked in non-marine, marine and aviation claims. He was the market lead for many Fortune 500 clients, Vice President and Head of Claims for a reinsurer and Lloyd’s Syndicate in London, their European and Asian offices. Most recently, Mr. Sullivan was Director of International Marketing for a U.S. Engineering firm where he worked closely with claims managers, brokers, loss adjusters, lawyers and other experts.

Gary resides in the UK and his focus is business development and account management for Lloyd’s and the London Market. He is a conduit between the market and our Maltman Teams in Canada and the United States.

Maltman International Team
John A. Breese
Director of Professional Liability
Graeme Holland
Executive General Adjuster
Jacqueline Fink
Senior Adjuster