• Executive Team

    An unparalleled group of tactical-driven claims consultants with the experience to exceed the requirements of all parties.

Shayne Schwede, FCIP, CRM

Managing Director
Senior Executive General Adjuster

T: 778.654.9224 ext. 101
M: 604.219.4779


Shayne Schwede has been actively managing and adjusting large complex losses in the specialty insurance markets for over 28 years. He is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) accredited by the Insurance Institute of Canada and received his risk management designation (CRM) through Simon Fraser University and the Global Risk Institute.

Shayne started his career as an independent adjuster for a boutique firm in the spring of 1991 quickly gaining market support in the areas of complex liability matters and high profile personal injury cases.  In 2001 Shayne joined the Factory Mutual Insurance Company as a senior level property adjuster based out of Seattle, Washington. After establishing the Vancouver Claims Operations for FM Global, he was promoted to Claims Manager where he continued to adjust significant industrial property claims throughout Canada and South America. His recognized ability to establish professional relationships founded on integrity, expertise, transparency and trust enables Shayne to extend his adjusting practice into highly specialized fields including all aspects of mining, forestry, chemical, power generation, energy and industrial losses.

Beyond adjusting, Shayne has presented numerous technical presentations to executive risk managers, brokers, representatives of the executive suite at Fortune 1000 companies, internal executives and representatives of market underwriters on shared insurance programs. He provides the overall leadership of Spectrum formed on the basis of highly experienced technical loss adjusting services, creative solutions in loss management, and a sensible pragmatic approach catering to our clients’ needs.

Areas of specialization

Mining, Milling – Open pit, landslide, earth movement, conveyors, production equipment, chemical process, crushing, mechanical break down, fire, rotational equipment, explosions

Energy – Steam turbines, gas turbines, boilers,  hydro electric facilities, penstock, transmission systems, renewable resources, bio mass

Forest Products – Board plants, sawmills, pulp mills, chemical operations

Chemical Operations – Off gas refining, fertilizer operations, ethylene production

Business Interruption – Complex business financial loss and contingent BI exposure investigations

Chris Ford, P.Eng. CIP

Executive General Adjuster

T: 778.654.9224. ext. 102
M: 604.512.4723


Chris Ford is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario obtaining a Bachelor degree in Engineering Science, majoring in Bio-Chemical Engineering. He obtained his Professional Engineer designation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Chris is also a Chartered Insurance Professional as accredited by the Insurance Institute of Canada.

Chris started his professional career as an environmental engineering consultant in British Columbia. He joined Factory Mutual Insurance Company and worked as a loss prevention field engineer in 2002. In 2004 he joined the Factory Mutual Claims Department based in the Vancouver Operations, servicing western Canadian locations.

Throughout his tenure at FM Global Chris adjusted some of Canada’s largest most significant industrial property claims including an over $100 million chemical plant loss, and a recent hydroelectric generating facility loss at over $53 million. In many cases Chris successfully managed claims adjustments on behalf of market insurers on the basis of transparency, integrity and technical competency.

Chris has been recognized by market underwriters and brokers throughout Canada as a leader in the field of technical large loss property adjusting. Engineering experience along with over ten years of large technical loss adjustments enabled Chris to specialize in all aspects of multi-peril and boiler machinery losses

Areas of specialization

Chemical Operations –Fires, explosion, boiler and machinery losses at nitrogen, phosphate, ethylene, and ammonia production plants

Builders Risk – Chemical refineries, hydro power facilities

Energy – Hydroelectric equipment, penstocks, coal, steam, gas fired turbines, transmission and distribution systems, and power plants

Forest Products – Pulp and paper facilities, board plants, and wood working facilities

Business Interruption – Complex business financial loss and contingent BI exposure investigations

We are experts in our field and welcome the opportunity to work with you and your client on your next claim assignment