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WHO WE ARE

Meet the team behind

Risk & Recovery

Risk & Recovery Inc. is an exclusively Alberta based business that specializes in subrogation & recovery, risk management & insurance services, and disaster response management. Since January 2004 under the guidance and commitment of our President / Owner, Debbie L. Pineo, Risk & Recovery Inc. is focused on the equitable settlement of claims.

 

April 2023, Alun Risk Consulting Ltd, amalgamated with Risk & Recovery Inc. led by David Buzzeo, Risk & Recovery Inc. can now provide a full range of risk management services.

 

Risk & Recovery Inc. provides a highly skilled project team. We comply with and exceed all the requirements of the Alberta Insurance Council. Our core staff professionals have a combined experience of over 100 years. Our clients include Governments, Insurance Companies, and Self-insured entities.

DEBBIE PINEO, FCIP

Debbie is the founder and owner of Risk & Recovery Inc. She has been an insurance professional since 1995 and has managed Risk & Recovery Inc. since 2004. Under her leadership, guidance and commitment Debbie has built an organization that is focused on the equitable settlement of claims whether that is maximizing the financial recovery of damages or damages paid the cost of handling.

Debbie Pineo
David Buzzeo

DAVID A. BUZZEO, B.Sc., FCIP, CRM

David has 50 years of experience in the risk management and insurance industry. He started his career as a company insurance adjuster, later moving to the ranks of the independent adjusters and then opening his own independent adjusting office. David has experience in all lines of insurance but concentrated in the commercial area specializing in property, business interruption, oil and gas, liability and construction losses.

 

After 30 years David moved to the Alberta Government’s Risk Management and Insurance Department where he rose to be the Director of Risk Management Operations. David gained experience in all aspects of risk management during his tenure with the Alberta Government. After almost ten years, David left the Alberta Government and for the past three and half years he has acted as an independent risk management and insurance consultant. As of January 1, 2017, David incorporated Alun Risk Consulting Ltd. to meet the needs of his expanding client base. April 2023, Alun Risk Consulting Ltd, amalgamated with Risk & Recovery Inc.

 

In addition to his education and work experience, David has taught insurance courses for the Insurance Institute of Canada, is a Past President of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, is a Past Provincial President of the Adjusters Association of Alberta, is a Past National President of the Canadian Independent Adjusters Association and was the Co-chair for the 2010 RIMS Canada Conference. David is currently a Sub-Council Member for theSafety Codes Council.

Will Burtenshaw, CAIB CIP CRM

Will Burtenshaw has extensive experience in Risk Management, commercial insurance and claims, including underwriting, risk management/ loss control and claims.  Before semi-retiring, Will was the   Senior Director of Risk and Claims for a large municipal insurance reciprocal., which had insured members ranging from large cities to small non-profits.  Will has the industry designations of CIP and CRM. Will most recently has been working as risk management and insurance consultant for brokers, municipal insurance reciprocals in Alberta and BC, and the IBC.

 

Will has completed assignments such as facility loss control, fleet safety reviews, claims audits, construction contract reviews, insurance & risk RFP reviews and claims software development. Will has also worked as an underwriter, broker, field risk analyst and loss control inspector. Will has developed extensive risk management education materials for an online municipal group of courses. Will has reviewed thousands of insurance appraisals for a wide variety of facilities to ensure insurance to value. Will also managed a disaster recovery program for municipalities. Will managed municipal disaster claims throughout Alberta, including the Wood Buffalo fires, the Southern Alberta floods, and the Slave Lake fire. Will is a skilled conference presenter and has presented risk management topics at many conferences, including the AUMA annual convention, AUMA Public Risk Conference, RMA Risk Pro and various municipal conferences such as CAMA, GFOA, LGAA and the MIABC Risk Conference.

 

Will led the Risk Management team which won the Insurance Business 2019 Award for Excellence in Risk Management, which was a career highlight!

 

Will is a member of the Global Risk Management Institute, RIMS, the Insurance Institute of Canada and of Northern Alberta.

Will Burtenshaw

KENNETH M. (KEN) BAKER, CPA, CMA, ARM-E

Ken has 32 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 11 years in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).He began his career as an international accounting trainee, returning to Canada to pursue a career in operations accounting.He has worked in the manufacturing, forestry, entertainment, banking, and municipal government industries, ultimately reaching the level of Controller at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).

 

As AUMA Controller Ken started to gain experience in ERM and moved full-time into that field with the City of Edmonton, designing the City’s ERM program and leading it for seven years.During his time with the City of Edmonton Ken honed his ERM skills and became known as a leader in the field.Since leaving the City he has acted as a financial service and ERM consultant.Ken is pleased to join the team at Alun Risk Consulting in February 2020, where his skill set expands the firm’s range of services.

 

Ken has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta School of Business and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.Over and above his work experience and education, Ken has contributed to a textbook and a periodical on ERM, has presented to numerous organizations on the subject, and has provided advice on ERM for municipalities across Canada and the United States.He has served on the Finance Committee of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) in New York.Ken currently serves as Treasurer of RIMS’ Northern Alberta chapter (NARIMS) and is Finance Chair of the 2019 RIMS Canada Conference.

Kenneth Baker

GREG SASAKI, P.ENG.

Greg has 32 years of experience as a mechanical engineering professional in the petroleum transportation/storage and natural gas utility industries. He brings an analytical approach to assignments and attention to detail that makes him ideal for carrying out loss control inspections.

 

Working with Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (2001 – 2019), as an Engineering Specialist, Greg has extensive experience with mechanical equipment, operations and maintenance, project management, pipeline construction and contractor management. Prior to 2001, Greg worked with Atco Gas Ltd. and Northwestern Utilities Limited. Greg is pleased to join the team at Alun Risk Consulting in February 2020, where his skill set will be deployed in the loss control inspections area.

 

Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and is an APEGA member. He also has Basics Instrumentation training from NAIT and has completed ASME 31.4 and CSA Z662 courses.

Greg Sasaki
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