John M. "Chip" Fudge
Chip founded Claims Management Resources (CMR) in 1988.As an entrepreneur, he developed many businesses, but his focus has always been growing CMR. Chip spent the first 10 years of his career in the debt collection business before creating CMR. Experience in debt collections and subrogation uniquely positioned Chip to comprehend the difference between the two fields. Chip's leadership and vision ultimately lead to the idea of CMR, and helped it grow.Currently Chip serves as Chairman at the company.
Chip graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a Bachelors of Arts in Pre-Law and a minor in Philosophy. His continuing education includes graduate level programs at Harvard, Northwestern University, and the London School of Business.
Community involvement, philanthropy and investment are very important to CMR and its founder. Chip serves on the board for Downtown OKC, Inc., Board of Governors for the OSU Foundation, NBC Bank Advisory Board, and the Oklahoma History Center Advisory Board.He regularly speaks to Oklahoma City's emerging leaders in Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX) and is involved with Oklahoma's Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Chip's commitment to the community spurred CMR's redevelopment of Oklahoma's historic Film Exchange District where the company will relocate in 2013.
An avid sports fan, Chip enjoys cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.He also has a passion for collecting and driving vintage race cars and motorcycles. Chip is a regular participant in Mexico's La Carrera Pan Americana race and the Monterey Vintage racing circuit.Chip enjoys international traveling, fly fishing and spending time with his wife Shannon, their five children, and two grandchildren.
Richard began his career with CMR in 1995 as a claims adjuster. Prior to CMR, Richard was Vice President and Director of Operations with Home Mortgage Investment Corporation and Equity Mortgage Corporation. Richard's experience in residential mortgage lending spurred his passion for negotiation and leadership which helped him become President and Chief Executive officer of CMR in 2008.
Richard received his Petroleum Drill Fluids Engineering Certification & Petroleum Marketing/Petroleum Finance Certification in collaboration with Halliburton & Texaco through the University of Houston. Richard continued his educational pursuit through additional programs offered at Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and Harvard Business School.
Richard is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City class XXVII as well as a member of Young Presidents organization. Richard is passionate about growing both Oklahoma City and CMR through positive leadership and mentoring.
Richard is considered a true outdoorsman by most. When he is not fishing, Richard spends his free time working on his exotic game ranch raising wild rams, Russian boars and longhorns.
William "Bill" Haaland
Bill graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Bill returned to his home town of Red Wing, MN and entered the property and casualty insurance industry joining Citizens Security Group. At Citizens, Bill held a number of positions including Computer Programmer before moving on to focus on sales and growth. In 1996 Citizens was sold to Meridian Insurance Group where Bill was selected as the Senior Executive Operations Officer with ultimate responsibility for the newly acquired Citizens Security Group.
Bill's executive experience was his inspiration to find a high-level leadership position. In 1998, he joined BancInsure, Inc. as its President and Chief Executive Officer. As an Oklahoma City based company, they served the nation's community banks with fidelity bonds, director's and officer's liability insurance as well as various property and casualty lines of insurance. In 2006, under Bill's leadership, the company's reached its highest level of financial strength. During Bill's eight year tenure with the company sales tripled and its capital grew 146%.
Establishing new financial heights, in early 2007, Bill left the company realizing his entrepreneurial spirit. He chose to pursue endeavors less dependent on weather and more entrepreneurial in nature. During his search, mutual friends of Bill and Chip repeatedly told the pair, "you two need to get together." From there, a meeting was set and 30 minutes later, the idea to start a new subrogation company (Advanced Subrogation Resources – AnSR) was born. Leveraging Bill's insurance expertise with Chip and Richard's CMR platform was a natural fit.
With AnSR off the ground; Chip, Richard and Bill decided to merge the two companies and lead them in partnership. Bill's role in the partnership is affectionately known as the "outside guy" focusing on customer relations, business development and acquisition, and sales.
Bill enjoys outdoor activities including bird hunting with his son, George, and their two labs. He also competes in working cow-horse horse shows with his daughter, Becca. To stay in shape Bill plays ice hockey (attempting to keep up with the young guys) and he loves traveling with his wife Nancy.
Cindy graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. From there, she began her career in accounting and subsequently earned an MBA in Finance.
Cindy began an active career in the insurance industry as the Accounting Manager for BancInsure, in Oklahoma City. She was recognized for her performance through numerous promotions, ultimately ending her career as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Cindy was also elected to the company's Board of Directors.
In 2010, Bill invited Cindy to join the executive team as CMR's Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for financial reporting, cash management, tax strategy, corporate insurance, human resources and employee benefits.
Cindy enjoys spending time with her son and daughter and traveling with her husband. Together, the couple visited China, Australia, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, as well as other countries closer to home. Like Chip, Cindy is a sports fanatic; she is particularly fond of the University of Oklahoma's football program and also the university's women's basketball program. Cindy also enjoys cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder.