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Melissa Berglas

Sunshine Coast Authorised Representative

Comsure Insurance Brokers

Dedicated Insurance Broker who treats your business like my own.  I specialise in the development of insurance programs for businesses based on the Sunshine Coast and hinterland.  I have had over 20 years experience in a diverse range of insurance organisations.

Commercial Account Executive

Aon Risk Solutions

Aon is a large multinational insurance broker with a local office in Caloundra.  My responsibilities were to improve insurance programs for local businesses by negotiating new policies tailored to each client.  My book of business grew from both improved client retention and word of mouth new business opportunities.  My knowledge and experience was highly regarded by my colleagues and proved useful when mentoring junior staff.

Student of Psychology

Australian Institute of Psychology

Undertook a 3 year degree in Psychology.  What was most striking during these studies was the effect of Positive Psychology and the programs that have been developed in this area, and in particular in Education.  The results speak for themselves at Geelong Grammar School which was the first school in the world to implement positive psychology programs.  I aim to apply this knowledge in all of my dealings, with my family and friends, with my business colleagues and with my clients.

Senior Insurance Analyst

Comsure Insurance Brokers Pty. Ltd.

My responsibilities included working with the Directors on large clientele with multinational operations.  Attention to detail such as the fine tuning of policy wordings and removing or changing exclusions was critical so that businesses can grow into new markets knowing they were fully protected.

Account Executive

ABD Insurance and Financial Services
San Francisco Bay Area

ABD are an innovative insurance broker based in San francisco bay area, USA.  They specialised in providing insurance and risk management programs to technology companies from start ups to global corporations.  I worked closely with Google Inc., and Network Appliance Inc., providing insurance solutions to meet their ever changing and diverse needs.

Trade Credit Account Manager

QBE Insurance

Unpaid invoices can represent up to 35% of a company's assets.  Trade Credit insurance protects your business from non-payment of commercial debt.  The policy is used as a tool for businesses to extend more credit to current customers, and pursue new larger customers that would otherwise seem to risky.  My responsibilities included growing a book of business for QBE Trade Indemnity in Qld, being familiar with economic trends and the perils of foreign trade.  My clients included mining companies, manufacturers, construction companies and wholesale exporters.

Corporate Account Manager

Aon Risk Solutions

Aon serviced their large corporate clients from their global strategies office in Brisbane.  I assisted with the development of insurance programs for clients such as Queensland Rail, Nathan Trailers and Woodlands Enterprises.  I was also directly responsible for looking after a state wide facility for the Building Designers Association and developed a tailored insurance program for combined professional indemnity and liability insurance risks.