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RCF Salvage is the leading Insurance Salvor, Appraiser and Consulting firm in the Commercial Property Industry. With 12 offices across the country RCF offers national coverage with immediate response. In addition to producing superior salvage returns on damaged contents, RCF specializes in large claim contents inventories with full valuation and loss/damage separation.

RCF’s executive management team alone has over 150 years of combined commercial property salvage experience.

Mitigating Your Exposure, Measuring Your Loss, Maximizing Your Return

World Class Executive Management Team

Our hands on team is comprised of the top names in the commercial property contents industry

Mark M. Ruddy, Chief Executive Officer (Founding Partner)

Over 43 years of Commercial Property Contents Experience. Experience in the New York and Chicago markets, as well as other states and foreign countries. Married with two grown children. Graduate of Bowling Green University with degrees in Management and Marketing. Multiple workshop instructor for the Property Loss Research Bureau, and a Member of Loss Executive Association.

Thomas E. Cassidy, President (Founding Partner)

Over 33 years experience in Commercial Property Contents Industry, in a variety of field and management positions. Extensive experience in handling multi-million dollar distressed stocks, both domestically and internationally with many individual sales over $1,000,000 as well as handling diverse and complicated loss of damage assignments. Catastrophe Manager on major events throughout the USA and on International losses including September 11th Attacks, Hurricane Andrew, and Hurricane Katrina. Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Eureka College.

Kevin T. Dause, CFO, Executive Vice President (Founding Partner)

Over 31 years’ experience in the Commercial Property Contents Industry handling multi-million dollar assignments for Inventory, Valuation and Salvage. Comprehensive management of assignments and staff on domestic and international assignments for carriers, independent adjusters, risk managers, attorneys and underwriters. Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Detroit and MBA in Finance from Michigan State University.

Deane Merry, Executive Vice President (Founding Partner)

Over 34 years in the Commercial Property Contents Industry, mostly in the New York, New Jersey Metro area. Has handled a stock loss claimed over 100 million dollars, as well as several salvage sales exceeding a million dollars. Extensive experience in the ever challenging New York commercial markets, including September 11th attacks, as well as Hurricanes over the last quarter century. Married with four children. Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

Thomas A Richmann, Vice President of West Coast Operations
35 years of experience in the Commercial Property Contents Industry. 28 years in the West and Northwest markets managing and working property losses of all sizes. Extensive experience at working catastrophes throughout the nation as well as being involved with several international catastrophes. Married with 3 children. Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years. Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University.

Jeff Cassidy, Vice-President Business Development

Over 32 years’ experience in Commercial Property Contents Industry in a variety of field and management positions. Extensive experience (18yrs) in the purchasing of multi-million dollar distressed stocks. Residence in Chicago area for over 20 years. Married with three children. Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Eureka College.

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