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Iridium Welcomes Four New Partners

November 1 2017 | Posted By: Iridium Risk |


We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Barker, Brent Blasetti, Hristo Minkov and Shelly Swartout have been appointed Partners of Iridium Risk Services. 

“Each of these individuals has made an outstanding contribution to the success of our clients and to the success of our firm overall,” said Roger Swierstra, President. “I welcome each of them into the Iridium partnership and wish them the very best in this important next step in their careers.”

Andy joined the Iridium team in 2010 upon graduating from the University of Calgary and works with a broad base of energy clients.  Andy is also the Team Lead for a group of Risk Advisors, Risk Consultants and Risk Technicians at Iridium.

Brent has been with Iridium since its infancy in 2006.  He manages a number of junior to senior energy clients and is active in Business Development planning and execution. 

Hristo joined the Iridium team in the role of Risk Technician in 2010.  Hristo works closely with an array of energy and technology clients.  Hristo is also an active member of our Insurance and Client Service group. 

Shelly started with Iridium in 2008 and is involved in both leadership and operational excellence roles.  Shelly is the Team Lead for a group of Risk Advisors, Risk Consultants and Risk Technicians and is Iridium’s Training Coordinator.  She also leads a number of account teams and is focused on oilfield service and exploration & production companies.

Please join us in congratulating Andy, Brent, Hristo and Shelly on this exciting milestone in their careers.

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Iridium™ Risk Services is a Navacord company, and provides industry leading risk management advisory and insurance brokerage services to companies operating in the Canadian and international energy and marine sectors.