Born 1961. Operations Director, Master Mariner, Maritime Arbitrator & Mediator, MBA (International Business).

A Maritime Executive with a long and distinguished career spanning over forty years working as a deck officer at sea and in the operations department of ship owners and time charterers.
Thoroughly familiar with dry-bulk voyage and time charter parties, the Brit Global Specialty USA Marine Yacht Policy, and the Boatsman Recreational Marine Policy.
Well-versed in dispute resolution. Hands-on experience in the negotiation and settlement of maritime-related claims and charter party disputes, including, but not limited to, vessel damage, cargo shortage & cargo damage claims, crew matters, stowaways, groundings, collision, and damage to fixed and floating objects, speed & performance claims, etc.  As well as Charterers’ Liability issues, such as hull & machinery damage claims resulting from stevedore damage, mishandling of vessel’s gear, unsafe port/berth, off-spec bunkers, cargo stowage & cargo quality and quantity claims, letters of indemnity, etc.

Professional experience:
1992- Present: Sea Trade Holdings, Louis Dreyfus Company, Navios Corporation.
1979- 1992: Served in ascending ranks as a deck officer on oil tankers, dry cargo and general cargo
vessels, and OBO carriers. Master Mariner’s certificate of competency for unlimited gross
tonnage and worldwide trading.

2017: Advanced training Commercial Mediator, New York City Bar Association.
2012: Maritime Arbitrator of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators.
1999- 2002: Master of Business Administration. John F. Welch College of Business. USA

Mailing address: 84-D, River Bend Road, Stratford, CT 06614
Telephone: (203) 873-8004