Can AI Be Used to Enhance Worker Happiness and Satisfaction?

A tech start-up, Humu, founded by three former Google executives is using artificial intelligence (AI) to change worker behavior towards a happier workplace.  Most people think AI is used to discuss some of the most complex problems. However, Humu was founded on the basis that using analytics and some proprietary communication tools, worker satisfaction and happiness could […]

Playing to My Team’s Strengths with WISTA

Earlier this month, the ladies of ABD’s Seattle Maritime Team were honored to host lunch for a Lunch and Learn organized by the Seattle Chapter of WISTA (Women in Shipping and Trading Association). The event space was hosted by the Holland America Group. Pictured: Jenn Rabena, Tosca Pinder, Denise Couples, Mary Mark While WISTA Lunch […]

ABD Accelerate: Certified Marine Insurance Professional Program

Since the beginning of my career in marine insurance, I’ve learned that staying on top of changing regulations, insurance jargon, and underwriting considerations is absolutely necessary for providing high-quality service in a field as specialized as the maritime industry. Fortunately, ABD recognizes the value in investing in the education and careers of their employees, so […]

Introducing ABD Accelerate

At ABD, we’re  passionate about the growth of each person here. We are a learning organization and proudly invest in our team members through training and development.  We develop our expertise as part of our culture, to better service our clients and to help us reach our company objectives. We do this in a number […]

Portfolio Insurance Programs

This is the fifth installment in the ABD M&A Advisory series titled “Finding the Upside in the Downturn” Private equity firms have always looked for ways to take advantage of cost sharing among their portfolio companies. As a result, a role was created at many private equity firms in which individuals became solely responsible for spearheading […]