Personnel note: Jeff Rainey joins Colodny Fass

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Jeff Rainey, formerly a financial analyst for the Office of Insurance Regulation, has joined the Colodny Fass Tallahassee office.

“Jeff’s highly specialized experience analyzing complex mergers, acquisitions, demutualizations, conversions and new company formations of property and casualty and specialty insurers is uniquely suited to the core insurance regulatory services of our firm,” said Wes Strickland, who chairs Colodny Fass’ Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group.

“The knowledge he has gained as a regulator will immediately enhance our ability to provide superior service to our clients as they expand, both within and outside of Florida, and engage in mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions,” he added in a press release.

Rainey will join Colodny Fass’ national insurance regulatory practice. It’s also home to former Florida Chief Financial Officer and Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher and former OIR Director of Property and Casualty Financial Oversight Claude Mueller.

Rainey has been with OIR since 2006. Most recently, he held the title of supervisor in the agency’s Company Admissions Unit. He oversaw the processing of applications for permits, certificates of authority, and acquisitions among all types of entities regulated by the OIR’s Property and Casualty Financial Oversight unit.

He also was responsible for providing technical evaluations of reinsurance treaties, reviewing complex financial statements and providing technical evaluations of insurer operations.  

“His efforts to streamline and upgrade OIR technology earned him an Individual Certificate of Commendation in the 2011 Prudential-Davis Productivity Awards Program,” the release said. 

Rainey is a cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Management Information Systems. He held computer programming and related positions for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Smartronix prior to working at OIR.

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