The perfect team — working to optimize your recovery and get you back to business as usual.
John Albrecht, CPA, CFF, FCPA
Chief Executive Officer
Disaster Recovery Services, LLC is led by CEO, John Albrecht, who holds over 30 years of experience in the forensic accounting, risk, and disaster recovery field. As a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA), John has concentrated his practice in the recovery of financial damages in the public accounting and consulting arena, and for more than the past decade has focused his business on providing clients with a turnkey solution in the restoration of operations and claims recovery area by building out and overseeing other specialty practices including claims project management, construction project management, FEMA claims project management, engineering consulting, and the development
and implementation of customized IT data management tools to facilitate the claim recovery process. John has participated in the review and measurement of numerous complex damages claims where he has traveled around the world providing risk solutions to numerous clients, assisting in restoring business operations in a wide range of industries. John's diversified experience has focused on property damage claims, business interruption, extra expense and mitigating expense, but also includes considerable experience in construction claims, environmental claims, fidelity and liability claims, loss of earnings assessments, and various litigation support engagements spanning a variety of industry sectors.
Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Kim Abrego, PT, DPT serves as Chief Operating Officer of Disaster Recovery Services, LLC, bringing over fifteen years of experience in the disaster recovery field. Kim assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the business and provides project management support on DRS projects. Additionally, Kim focuses on DRS' Managed Vendor Program, providing contract procurement, marketing, management, and support to participating vendors and clients. Kim specializes in the platform development and vendor coordination aspects of strategic sourcing to successfully position suppliers in the areas of risk preparedness, disaster remediation and restoration, debris removal, and claims recovery among others. This method of strategic sourcing provides DRS clients with turnkey solutions while improving entity resilience by decreasing downtime and helping to ensure that clients optimize their recovery while return to normal business operations as soon as possible following a disruptive event.
Deb Gallagher, CPA, CFF, FCPA
Public Entity Practice Co-Leader
As Disaster Recovery Services, LLC’s Public Entity Practice Co-Leader, Deb holds over 25 years of experience in the forensic accounting, risk, and recovery field, with a specialty in FEMA recovery. She specializes in the management, preparation, and presentation of major insurance and FEMA claims which involves directing loss management and business recovery teams for clients to ensure favorable settlements. Deb is expertly skilled at managing all components of large complex property claims, coordinating property damage assessments, reviewing engineering evaluations, auditing contractor invoices, and calculating inventory and contents damages. Deb has testified, prepared expert reports and participated in alternative dispute resolution proceedings on behalf of her clients. She has experience working in catastrophic environments including Tropical Storm Allison (2001), the World Trade Center disaster (2001), Hurricanes Bonnie, Charlie, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (2004), Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma (2005), the flooding in the Midwest US (2008), Hurricane Ike (2008), the flooding in Nashville, TN (2010), Hurricane Irene (2011), Superstorm Sandy (2012), Hurricane Matthew (2016), the California Wildfires (2016, 2017), and Hurricanes Harvey and Maria (2017).
Jeb McPherson, CPA, CFF, FCPA
Public Entity Practice Co-Leader
Since 1999, Jeb has evolved his practice in financial analysis, forensic accounting, and consulting to become an expert in providing services to public entities after major catastrophic events. As Disaster Recovery Services, LLC’s Public Entity Practice Co-Leader, Jeb provides assistance to public entities (state agencies, local governments, higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, and private nonprofits) with their recovery of uninsured losses from FEMA after declared disasters. Jeb is well versed in the Stafford Act and understands FEMA’s Public Assistance Guide. Additionally, Jeb has prepared expert reports on behalf of Public Entities under alternative dispute resolution proceedings including appraisals and mediation. Jeb has experience working in catastrophic environments including Tropical Storm Allison (2001), the World Trade Center disaster (2001), Hurricanes Bonnie, Charlie, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (2004), Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma (2005), the flooding in the Midwest US (2008), Hurricane Ike (2008), the flooding in Nashville, TN (2010), Hurricane Irene (2011), Superstorm Sandy (2012), Hurricane Matthew (2016), the California Wildfires (2016, 2017), and Hurricanes Harvey and Maria (2017).
Jason Trahan, CPA, CFF
Commercial Insurance Claims Practice Leader
Jason is the Commercial Insurance Claims Practice Leader for Disaster Recovery Services, LLC (DRS) where he specializes in supervising and guiding professionals to provide a turnkey recovery solution for Claims Consulting, Disaster Restoration and Rebuild, and Debris Removal after a loss event. Jason focuses his practice on providing forensic accounting services in the measurement of complex insurance claims. Since 1997, Jason has assisted numerous clients in reaching settlements on insurance claims, including property, business interruption, extra expense, builders risk, cyber, and liability claims. Jason has also provided assistance to insurance companies regarding reinsurance disputes. Jason’s experience includes dispute-related services for complex breach of contract and purchase price disputes; involving damage quantification and valuation issues. Jason also has experience performing forensic and investigative accounting work utilizing electronic evidence discovery and data mining. His experience in the above areas includes both public, private, government, and not-for-profit organizations within industries such as manufacturing, automotive, semiconductor, food & beverage, financial services, retail, hospitality, agribusiness, gaming, transportation, and oil and gas refining.