Michael Childress

Michael Childress is Of Counsel with Kabateck LLP with extensive experience in helping insurance policyholders with their claims.

Mr. Childress concentrates his practice on protecting and enforcing the rights of the insured. Since 1981, he has negotiated, handled and prosecuted insurance claims arising in 40 states, successfully coordinating thousands of investigations and working with experts from many fields.

Mr. Childress is admitted to practice in Illinois and Florida with his principal office based out of Chicago, Illinois and handles matters throughout the United States. He represents national and international policyholders in matters that involve risk management, disaster recovery, and insurance coverage. He is recognized in insurance coverage and recovery of benefits from insurance companies.

Michael Dokas

After completing his Masters Degree in Digital Marketing in some of Europes top Universities, Michael decided to move back to the United States. Once back on U.S. soil, Michael jumped into the disaster industry and discovered his interest in piloting drones. In addition to providing back-end marketing support he flies drones into disaster areas providing an aerial view of the storm itself as well as any damage. He has deployed into may disaster areas over the years including multiple hurricanes, Florence, Marie, Michael, Dorian, Laura, Ian, Ida, Idalia and several others. Michael then joined SkyForceX, and with the assistance of the team and their experience, he is able to assist in any and all upcoming disasters.

Byron Rodgers

Byron Rodgers is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran turned private security professional. He has successfully conducted executive protection operations in 60+ countries and counting over the course of the last decade and has consistently worked every client demographic the private security industry has to offer.

As a protector by nature as well as by trade he hosts the largest and most influential private security podcast in the world called, “Executive Protection Lifestyle” where the slogan is, “private security is more than just a job, it is a lifestyle.” On an individual level Byron dedicated his life to the private security industry finding a love and passion for his clients and what he does that is rare amongst professionals within any vocation.

Matthew Lozecki

Matthew Lozecki founded All Clear Restoration to assist property owners in their recovery following any major disaster throughout the United States. With over 44 years of experience, ALL CLEAR provides a wide range of services to owners of both residences and businesses of all sizes. Additionally, we offer cost-effective solutions to insurance companies for provision of services to their clientele.

Using our own on-site, full-scale flood house, ALL CLEAR also operates a unique education program in which both internal staff as well as clients and insurance companies receive training. The ALL CLEAR course offering is fully certified by the IICRC as a part of their education efforts.

ALL CLEAR has a wide-reaching network of partners and contractors in addition to providing service locations throughout the USA. Our professional affiliations include memberships in the RIA (formerly ASCR), IICRC, IAQA, BOMA, IFMA, and the ARMA.

Jeffrey S. Major

One of the country’s leading forensic building estimators and property claims consultants, Mr. Major has more than two decades of experience in all areas of property claims consulting and adjusting.

Prior to joining Canopy Claims Management, he founded both Major Property Consulting and Property Casualty Solutions, which served private clients as well as commercial policyholders and property/casualty insurers. Earlier, Mr. Major was president of a regional public adjusting firm established in 1953.

Previously, he was a builder and general contractor for nearly 10 years. In this role, he was involved in insurance damage restoration, including repairing and rebuilding residential and commercial properties. This experience ultimately led him to begin writing estimates and preparing inventories for insurance claims. He was recently involved in the complete rebuild of 10,300sqft fire damaged strip center and completed major renovations to 6,000sf fire damaged medical facility.

During the course of his career, Mr. Major has provided estimates for damages totaling over $200 million. He has also adjusted or consulted on more than 600 commercial claims and thousands of residential claims. Beginning with Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Mr. Major’s post-disaster work has involved virtually every major storm from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Over the years, he has served as an expert appraiser in various claim disputes, and often has served as an expert in various litigation matters. He has been certified by the courts as an expert in: building damages & estimating; personal property damages and evaluation; depreciation, The Broad Evidence Rule; policy language and interpretation; and construction defects and repairs practices.

A member of the National Fire Protection Association and the Philadelphia Insurance Society, Mr. Major is a licensed Public Insurance Adjuster in the states of New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and Utah.

Robert Baba

Rob has devoted the past 20 years of his profession career as an industry leader in the Disaster Restoration Industry.  His management skills and vast experience enables his team to achieve results that go beyond industry standards.  Rob and his team of environment consultants provide a detailed approach that is tailored to each client’s specific needs.  

Apart from being an effective team leader, Rob is proficient in developing operational environmental training plans for various businesses and corporations. 

Rob maintains an impressive array of certifications that qualify his ability to create detailed reports that identify and outline conditions such as water intrusion and sources for microbial damage for various types of dwellings.   

Furthermore, he has served as an expert witness and mediator on cases involving mitigation issues stemming from fire damage and weather related events. 

He and the staff at EMC have been commissioned to prepare estimates for many different industries such as schools, municipalities, attorneys, public adjusters, contractors and other environmental consultants. 

Rob specializes in large commercial losses that encompass all genres of mitigation, including water damage, mold, asbestos, lead based paint, fire, and odor control. 

Rob continues to serve his clients on a case by case basis, always putting forth the maximum effort to create outstanding results. 

Kit Miyamoto

Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto is the CEO and Humanitarian Coordinator of Miyamoto International, a global engineering and humanitarian organization with 30 locations on five continents. He leads with one purpose: to make the world a better, safer place.

Dr. Miyamoto is a world-renowned expert in disaster and post-conflict resiliency, response, and reconstruction. He provides expert engineering and policy consultation to the World Bank, USAID, UN agencies, governments, and major corporations. He is also a California Seismic Safety Commissioner.

Dr. Miyamoto holds advanced degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and California State University, where he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus. His team has won the Engineering News-Record’s  Best Global Project  award an unprecedented five times and the U.S. Presidential “E” award.  Major media outlets such as CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Al Jazeera, LA Times, NY Times, and Rolling Stone have profiled him. He was also featured in the “Designing for Disaster” exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Steve Slepcevic

Having garnered over 30 years of hands-on experience in the construction and disaster recovery industry, Steve Slepcevic has co-founded and successfully grown Strategic Response Partners into the United States’ preeminent and largest disaster management firms.

Having previously studied varying principles of structural engineering, architecture, and design, in 1989, Mr. Slepcevic launched his first company, Paramount Disaster Recovery, Inc. (“Paramount”). Over a course of approximately two decades, Mr. Slepcevic was directly responsible for growing Paramount into one of the largest disaster recovery general contractors in the United States. More specifically, Mr. Slepcevic was directly responsible for building a team of 60 internal employees, who assisted Mr. Slepcevic in building and managing a nationwide workforce of subcontractors to handle various types of large-scale construction work performed within “wide-area” disaster zones.

After a successful exit event from Paramount, Mr. Slepcevic then founded another nationally-recognized disaster recovery-based entity. In 2010, Pride Public Adjusters was formed, whereby Mr. Slepcevic helped steward Pride into a successful nationwide public adjusting firm. During his tenure with Pride, Mr. Slepcevic led Pride into becoming one of the largest public adjusting firms within the United States. Despite having now created two nationally- successful entities, Mr. Slepcevic still had the desire to ultimately pursue his long-term vision of creating a much larger platform that would assist his commercial and multi- family clients with comprehensive disaster planning and post-catastrophe remediation through the assembly of an all-encompassing response team and large-scale recovery network. Thus, in 2016, Mr. Slepcevic successfully sold Pride Public Adjusters at its peak and thereafter formed Strategic Response Partners, Inc. (“SRP”), a company that would be the first entity of its kind ever built in the United States and operating throughout the global marketplace, and which, to date, is still thriving throughout the world.

To date, Mr. Slepcevic has been personally responsible for assisting tens of thousands of clients throughout his career in storm, fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, and earthquake related projects, including the restoration of properties and pre- and post- disaster related services. Now, through Mr. Slepcevic’ s expert leadership and “protect the client at all costs” mantra, SRP has become an international leader in disaster preparation, response, and management services. Included within his distinguished client roster are major hospitals, shipping ports, logistics centers, hotel and restaurant chains, property management companies, high-rise office buildings, commercial developments, apartment buildings, community associations, and residential property owners. Mr. Slepcevic’s relevant catastrophic storm experience includes work related to various Hurricanes, including Andrew, Allison, Erin, Opel, Ivan, Charley, Katrina, Wilma, Gustav, Ike, Irene, Sandy, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, Michael, Dorian, Laura, Delta, Ida, Ian, Idalia, Otis amongst others, both locally, nationally and internationally. Moreover, Mr. Slepcevic has also been at the forefront of various large-scale international commercial projects in countries such as Australia, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Canada, France, Serbia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Mexico and Chile.

Combined with his efforts in leading various teams in pre- and post-hurricane-related disaster management and recovery related efforts, Mr. Slepcevic has also been at the forefront of managing thousands of recovery projects pertaining to earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, hail-storms, and other storm-related projects, both as a direct hire and also as a forensic consultant for domestic and international construction companies, restoration companies, public adjusting firms, and law firms. In addition to his decades of “in the trenches” experience, as a leading expert in the disaster management industry, Mr. Slepcevic has not only been featured as a keynote speaker and has been invited by his peers to speak at over 70 industry conferences and conventions, but, Mr. Slepcevic has also been retained as an expert witness on various cases, including those pertaining to disaster planning, disaster response procedures, construction best practices, installation procedures, identifying physical storm, earthquake, and other types of failure analysis, including amongst others, code compliance matters.

As the Chief Executive Officer of SRP, Mr. Slepcevic has not only provided consultancy services on numerous technically challenging building construction and real estate development projects, but Mr. Slepcevic and SRP are routinely retained as disaster response coordinators and consultants to oversee various mitigation companies, engineers, certified industrial hygienists, roofing contractors, forensic experts, construction companies, data recovery experts. insurance adjusters, and attorneys. Presently, the SRP vendor network consists of well over 2,700 prequalified and vetted tier-one vendors ready to respond throughout the nation and within various international markets. This robust network assembled by Mr. Slepcevic and his dedicated team is the backbone of why SRP has the largest bandwidth of any company in the industry, and why SRP can simultaneously take on multiple projects throughout the world on a consistent basis.

Dating back to the onset of his professional career within the construction and disaster management industry, Mr. Slepcevic has created, lived by, and managed holistic business operations with the objective to provide a top tier and premier concierge disaster management service to clients. As a result, his level of communication and success on risk management, disaster preparedness, disaster response, disaster recovery, construction forensics, and providing outstanding results is unsurpassed. It is this steadfast belief and continual desire to facilitate a top-tier experience and process on behalf of property owners that allows him to thrive within his current role as the CEO of Strategic Response Partners. Mr. Slepcevic has successfully grown SRP into one of the most preeminent and largest disaster management firms in the nation. SRP is a full-service disaster management firm providing disaster planning, disaster response training to communities, first responders, senior living healthcare facilities, distribution centers, pharmacies, municipalities, commercial properties, restaurants, hospitality and multifamily property owners from pandemic response planning, disaster planning, security threat assessments, environmental consulting, storm impact analysis, construction consulting, forensic engineering, serving its clients both nationally and internationally.

In 2021 Steve Founded Sabre Defense Team, a full service Private Security Contractor equipped to handle Armed / Unarmed Security, Executive Protection, Aerial Surveillance, Cyber Security, and Security Consulting. Sabre has developed and integrated teams of highly-skilled operators in engagements ranging from corporate physical security to protection of private property, including residential, commercial office complexes, and large logistic facilities. In addition to his day-to-day duties on behalf of SRP, in furtherance of his ongoing commitment to serving others, Mr. Slepcevic co-founded The American Policyholder Association, a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) watchdog organization, which is dedicated to advocating for consumers and protecting them from potential insurance fraud.

Mr. Slepcevic’s clients have included various distinguished companies such as CBRE, Cushman Wakefield, Wells Fargo, Four Seasons, Cheesecake Factory, Jerry’s Famous Deli, Continental Asset Management, Klabin Companies, Dynasty Coach Works, Prime Development, ISCO Industries, Total Woman Gyms, Mass Equity, Discovery Land Company, Costco Company, New Hanover Hospitals, numerous hotel brands, risk management firms, brokers, insurance adjusting firms and national law firms, amongst many others. Mr. Slepcevic is also a proud Supporter of  The Autism Health Summit, St. Jude Charities, Halyard Mission Foundation, Operation Freedom of Choice, Firefighters4Freedom, Operation BBQ, The National Sherriff’s Association, The America Project, and many more.

Strategic Response Partners: www.srp24.com

Sabre Defense Team: www.sabreteam.com

Steve Slepcevic: www.steveslepcevic.com