We understand the staffing industry thoroughly. So we knew it was time to do workers’ comp differently.
Our program was developed by a team of staffing industry professionals who saw that workers’ compensation programs for the staffing industry didn’t work well. So, we created one that does.
Strategic Industry Partners
Associations & Memberships
Jennifer Jennings—Vice President of Underwriting
Jennifer Jennings is a commercial insurance agent, with 25 years of experience with workers compensation as well as property & casualty, temporary staffing and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) insurance in retail and wholesale settings. Her approach to underwriting and evaluating risk is critical to the Nixer Comp program. Rather than black-and-white box-checking, Jennifer sees the big picture and looks for ways to say "YES" to partners, then works with them to improve their operations and achieve Best-in-Class results.
Michael Wright—Vice President of Claims
A seasoned expert in litigation management, workers compensation and employee benefits, Michael leads the strategic development and continuous improvement of our Claims Management Program. He has over 15 years of industry experience working with Fortune 500 companies as well as small, midsize, and large cap Staffing Agencies and PEOs. Michael possesses the keen insight into the claims process and know how to harness today’s most powerful technology to drive claims to better outcomes.
Michael Casto—Vice President of Compliance
Michael represents the legal frontline for the organization with 14 years of experience in the Workers’ Compensation field. He received his Juris Doctorate from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, is licensed to practice law in Florida, and is a member of the Florida Bar Worker’s Compensation Section. While in law school, Michael was a lost time adjuster for one of the largest third-party administrators in the United States and handled complex, litigated workers’ compensation claims. As an attorney for one of the largest workers’ compensation defense firms in Florida, Michael utilized his skills in identifying risks and interpreting the law to help guide clients through the complexities of the workers’ compensation system. He understands and anticipates the potential downstream legal ramifications of non-compliance. As an attorney, he routinely conducted continuing education unit lectures to assist clients in using best practices to avoid those risks.
Valerie Peer—Vice President of Finance
Valerie has over 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, and she is a subject matter expert in workers' compensation insurance with an emphasis in pay-as-you-go captive business models. Her leadership experience includes building, operating, and leading cross-functional departments both within her organization and with partner providers. Valerie holds the professional tax credential of Enrolled Agent, as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. At NixerComp, her areas of responsibility include accounting, audit, captive oversight, financial planning and reporting, human resources, tax, and treasury functions. Valerie's extensive professional experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and education afford her organization innovative options that result in a Win-Win-Win: Winning Customers, Winning Partners, and Winning Organization.
Rob Schild serves as the National Staffing Practice Director at IOA and is a member of IOA’s Risk Services Department. As a trusted advisor and advocate, Rob represents staffing clients ranging from $2MM to $250MM in annual payroll. He established a client-facing staffing program focused on positioning his clients as ‘Best in Class’ by identifying and implementing industry-recognized best practices. The program has been described as “RCS on steroids” and has effectively reduced his clients’ total cost of risk, resulting in decreased claims frequency and related costs.