Our Team

Unparalleled Expertise in the Insurance & Legal Industries

Arcina Risk Group is composed of top-notch insurance and legal talent with decades of experience from well-known insurance companies, third party claims administrators, insurance brokerages and law firms.

Our breadth and depth of expertise can complement existing legal and insurance brokerage relationships or we can function as an extension of your risk management department. We are nimble, focused and deliver results. Advocating for your bottom line is a cornerstone of our core values.

Richard A. Janisch  J.D.


Los Angeles



Richard A. Janisch is the founding principal of Arcina Risk Group LLC and has built the company into one of the leading insurance archaeology and claims advocacy firms. A licensed attorney, he has more than three decades of experience in the legal, insurance and risk consulting industry.

Mark Hatley

Senior Managing Consultant

Seattle/New Jersey



Mark Hatley, Arcina’s insurance archaeology practice leader, has earned the reputation as one of the leading insurance archaeologists in the industry. With more than 25 years of experience, Mark has handled hundreds of investigations for Fortune 1000 and middle market companies across a variety of industries.

Alan Freisleben  J.D.

Managing Consultant




Alan Freisleben has over 30 years of experience handling all aspects of dispute resolution including trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations. He has particular expertise in insurance law, errors and omissions litigation, the defense of holding companies from claims of institutional bad faith, alter ego and joint enterprise liability as well as breach of fiduciary duties.

Daina O. Petronis

Managing Consultant

Los Angeles



Daina Petronis has more than 25 years of professional services marketing experience and oversees Arcina’s marketing, business development and operations functions. A results-producing B2B marketing executive, she enjoys building things - teams, departments, programs and processes - to help companies grow. Daina launched Arcina’s brand identity in 2009. Prior to returning to the firm in 2016, she was a marketing director with the global law firm Sidley Austin LLP overseeing four California offices.

Michael M. Salem  J.D.

Senior Consultant – Complex Claims

Los Angeles



Michael Salem has more than 15 years of experience handling insurance coverage and coverage litigation matters in the areas of intellectual property, professional liability, toxic torts, construction defects and clergy sexual abuse. He is instrumental in setting insurance archaeology strategy, negotiating with carriers to deliver results and advising clients on insurance recovery.

Rejo Mathew J.D., CPCU, ARM-E

Consultant - Complex Claims

Los Angeles



Rejo has ten years of insurance experience having worked at the carrier, broker, and client level. As a Complex Claims Consultant, he manages mass tort and complex general liability claims notification on behalf Fortune 1000 clients and insurance carriers. Skilled in claims management as well as the advocacy component, Rejo works effectively with counsel and carriers. He has drafted insurance requirements, created safety programs, as well as advised on the insurance provisions of contracts.

Brad Weise  J.D. 

Senior Consultant - Archaeology and Complex Claims


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Brad Weise, a licensed attorney in both California and Washington, is a founding member of Arcina and brings particular expertise with subrogation and complex claims recovery. He has delivered in upwards of a 99% subrogation recovery for insurers and carriers. His work with Arcina’s insurance archaeology practice has helped recover millions of dollars for clients.

J GreenJeff Green

Senior Consultant - Contract Compliance and Risk Management

Las Vegas



Jeff Green is a seasoned insurance executive with more than 30 years of industry experience with contractual risk transfer and delivering risk financing solutions. He has particular expertise with contract compliance and a proven track record for complex project advisory in the construction industry consulting on billion-dollar projects. Jeff has designed construction insurance requirements for owners and general contractors, and consulted and trained clients on compliance issues.

David Koller J.D.

Consultant - Complex Claims

Los Angeles



A licensed attorney in California and Iowa, Dave Koller has more than 30 years of experience handling highly complex, multi-party asbestos insurance and environmental coverage matters. Dave joined Arcina in 2020 to assist with the growing demand of the firm’s insurance archaeology practice. He interfaces with carrier representatives, advocates on behalf of clients on defense fee and indemnity coverage, and strives to formulate practical solutions to complicated challenges. His expertise includes policy review and analysis along with insurance claims recovery.

Marco Ponce CPCU, ARM-E

Consultant - Complex Claims 

Los Angeles



Marco brings a breadth of claims management, advocacy and sales experience with a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, hospitality and public entity. He has managed workers compensation, general liability, commercial, auto and property claims as well as prepared claims resolution plans. A strong communicator with clients, legal counsel and insurance carriers, Marco has conducted complex commercial insurance policy review and analysis against contractual obligations to identify risk deficiencies. He also possesses a deep understanding of various risk management information systems and offers clients practical insights on the design of customized claims data solutions to address key performance indicators.

Nicholas Early

Consultant – Complex Claims

Los Angeles


Nick Early specializes in complex claims management and advocacy for Fortune 1000 companies. He has particular expertise handling asbestos claims within the automotive industry and has developed a keen understanding on how to manage the client, insurer and defense counsel relationship to achieve optimum results.

Maria Magalona

Consultant – Complex Claims 

Las Vegas



Maria Magalona is a seasoned claims specialist responsible for overseeing claims programs for various clients. She monitors losses, maintains strict records, calculates allocations, tracks expenses, claim trends and impairment data. Maria also prepares claims notifications to insurance carriers on behalf of clients and processes annual status reports to both the clients and insurers.

Bernie Harrington

Consultant - Complex Claims 

Los Angeles



Bernie Harrington brings decades of experience in claims administration, risk identification and analysis, evaluation of risk financing options, and design of loss control techniques. He joined Arcina in 2010 after a 20-year career with Honda North America as the national claims administrator.

Gary Hoffman

Consultant - Archaeology

Los Angeles



Gary Hoffman has spent nearly 30 years as a licensed private investigator specializing in complex business investigations including insurance archaeology, corporate due diligence, real estate and environmental investigations. 

Nick VanHole

Consultant – Insurance Archaeology

San Francisco



Nick VanHole, who joined Arcina in 2019, is a historical researcher and archivist with particular expertise locating insurance policies. He employs creative approaches to locating new research areas and repositories for potential evidence of insurance. A relationship builder, Nick has been challenged to pursue what others have found to be “dead ends” with several of projects.

Tarek Moghnie

Claims and Risk Data Management Architect

Los Angeles



Tarek Moghnie brings more than 15 years of information technology experience to implement machine learning and data science tools in risk management. He specializes in designing databases and data analytics applications as well as providing end to end solutions from claims management systems implementation to cloud deployment.

Frecie Ravago

Senior Claims Specialist

Los Angeles



Frecie Ravago is a licensed fire and casualty broker and experienced claims coordinator. She reviews complex and asbestos claims for noticing to various insurance carriers as well as processing defense costs and indemnity payments for submission to carriers on behalf of multi-national companies.

Enrica "Ritchie" Lee

Claims Specialist

Los Angeles



Ritchie Lee has more than 30 years of experience in claims administration. She is instrumental in preparing claims notifications for asbestos as well as workers compensation to insurance carriers on behalf of clients. Ritchie has prepared and monitored loss run reports as well as worker compensation incidents reports. 

Christmas Myers

Consultant - Complex Claims and Archaeology

San Jose



Christmas Myers manages day-to-day claims administration for clients by reviewing complaints, preparing claim notifications to insurance carriers, and tracking correspondence. She interfaces regularly with clients, their defense counsel and insurers to resolve legacy claims. Utilizing claims data analytics, Christmas prepares quarterly reports for carriers on behalf of clients. In addition, Christmas has conducted onsite insurance archaeology to research historic insurance policies in response to sexual misconduct claims for school districts and non-profit organizations.

Jessica Evans

Operations Manager  

Los Angeles



Jessica Evans brings a wealth of operational experience to Arcina having managed professional services offices for 15 years. She oversees general office management at the Los Angeles headquarters and interfaces with consultants throughout the U.S. to deliver administrative support. In addition, Jessica is managing the human resources and accounting functions. Prior to joining Arcina, Jessica spent eight years with Tax Group Center as the Accounting/Office/HR Manager.