Meet your dedicated team

we bring together a deep roster of professionals who collaborate as one team, combining individual expertise and specialization to work together - for you. 

every team member has passed strict state examinations covering insurance law and building construction procedures and is a licensed loss adjustment expert. 

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Paul Winnick

President

Since 1976, when he was recruited to join SMW by Bruce Swerling, Paul Winnick has built a reputation as a leader in the insurance adjustment field. Paul's hard work and dedication have allowed SMW to reach businesses and residents locally, nationally and internationally. On a daily basis, Paul brings his experience and extensive knowledge to bear in resolving the most sophisticated and complex cases for SMW clients. Read more >




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Diane Swerling

Vice President, SPPA

Since joining SMW in 1994, Diane Swerling has proudly carried on her father's legacy. She focuses on SMW's most complex and significant cases, including major residential, business and personal property losses, and business interruption claims. In addition to representing clients, Diane manages all internal operations at SMW, insuring that everything runs smoothly so that the SMW team can focus all of their attention on client claims. Read more >



Dayle Swerling Burke

Principal, SPPA

During her more than twenty years working diligently for SMW clients, Dayle Swerling Burke has earned a stellar reputation in the industry and with insurers. Unlike most Public Insurance Adjusters, who farm out the detailed work of cataloguing each item lost or damaged in a catastrophe, SMW is fortunate that Dayle keeps that work in-house. She spends most of her time out in the field, preparing detailed inventories of personal property in homes and buinesses. Read more >


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Adam Swerling

Client Relations

Adam is part of the fifth generation of Swerlings to work with the SMW team. With a marketing and accounting degree and more than five years of experience in insurance adjusting, Adam works with prospective SMW clients, helping them connect with a specialized team to successfully resolve their claim. Read more >




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Jeffrey Winnick

Client Relations

Although Jeffrey joined the SMW team ten years ago, he has always been a part of the SMW family, as he joins in his father's footsteps helping prospective and new clients, and making sure that they are well cared-for during the claims process. "Seeing the sigh of relief - and the weight lifted - as a client realizes we are taking control of their claim, and they no longer have to worry, gives me tremendous pride." Read more >


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Bryan Holtzman

Building Adjuster

With more than 15 years of experience at SMW, Bryan follows in his great-great grandfather, Solomon's, footsteps as part of the SMW family. His construction expertise allows him to help SMW accurately estimate every part of a building claim to insure that each client finds his family or her business in a re-built home or building that exceeds expectations.



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Jenn Jennings

Inventory Specialist

Jenn developed her keen eye for detail and high-level organizational skills through decades of project management work in the film industry. Having overseen intricate building restoration projects, exacting set productions and complex corporate relocations, Jenn understands that no two claims - or properties - are alike, and takes personal pride in working closely with clients to accomplish their specific goals.




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Mindi Labella

CPA

A part of the SMW team since 2009, Mindi is a CPA with a background in forensic accounting. She specializes in commercial losses, business interruption, extra expense and time element claims, and brings her business background to bear in representing clients' interests. "I make sure that my clients can focus on their regular business operations, and get back to business as usual as soon as possible."




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Ross Landers

Estimator

Ross works with SMW clients on a variety of claims, utilizing his more than 25 years of building and remodeling experience to accurately estimate reconstruction and other costs after a loss. With more than ten years of focus in the insurance restoration industry, Ross is also a former licensed construction supervisor, and is an OSHA and lead safety certified contractor. His extensive construction experience makes him a valuable asset to SMW’s clients, especially those with complex restoration and rebuilding needs.


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Matt Roux

Building Adjuster

Matt has more than 15 years of experience in construction, insurance adjusting and insurance restoration. His extensive expertise, client service background and customer relationship management experience benefit SMW’s clients in all aspects of the claims process.



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Tony Scarpellini

Building Adjuster

Tony brings his hands-on construction experience to help SMW's clients, and specializes in helping residential and commercial clients rebuild their home, business or industrial facility. He has more than ten years of experience in construction oversight and building claims adjustment.


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Siobhan Sheils

Personal Property Adjuster

Siobhan has been part of the SMW team for over 20 years, focusing on personal property and loss of use claims. Her extensive experience in personal property inventory and valuation helps her achieve her primary goal: keeping her clients happy and satisfied with both the process and settlement of their claim.


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Maureen Spognardi

Office Manager

For almost ten years, Maureen has been tasked with keeping things running smoothly at SMW. From greeting you as you walk in the door to keeping client databases organized and complete, Maureen coordinates all administrative matters in-house at SMW.


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A good day at work means making sure things run smoothly, and people can get back to their lives.
— Diane Swerling, Vice President