Larry Cochran is the CEO of IAS Services Group, LLC which conducts business through its IAS Claim Services, CatCREW and Claimatic Technologies divisions. Larry acquired IAS Claim Services in 2006 keeping all of the prior owners on board, many of which had spent more than 20 years with the company. Under his leadership IAS has become one of the largest and most progressive national, full service independent claims organizations in the United States providing daily, catastrophe, TPA and large loss adjusting services.
Prior to acquiring IAS, Larry spent ten years with two major international consulting firms specializing in financial, operational and strategic consulting. In addition, Larry spent six years as the general manager of a mechanical engineering and contracting firm and five years as owner and CEO of an oil and gas exploration and production company. As a consultant and CPA, in addition to helping resolve disputed commercial claims, he also assisted businesses or creditors in the turnaround, dissolution or reorganization of troubled companies.
Throughout his career, Larry has always been involved in developing and leveraging technologies to streamline business processes and gather, store and analyze business information.
Larry is a member of claims related associations including the Property Loss and Research Bureau (PLRB), the National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters (NACA) and the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA). Larry earned his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University as a Business School Administration Fellow. Subsequently, he obtained his CPA and has received hundreds of hours in post-education accounting, claims, business valuation, turnaround and litigation support training.
Larry has authored a number of articles on claims innovation, processes and insights published with the major insurance and claims journals.