Leadership Team

Rob Ford

Founder

Early in his career, Praxis founder, Rob Ford, identified unique obstacles faced by P&C carriers in the New York and New Jersey No-Fault markets. A natural-born entrepreneur with a penchant for problem solving, Rob responded by founding Praxis, a distinct market innovation which quickly expanded to a full-service subrogation source. Building on that subject matter expertise, Praxis continued to grow with the addition of vertical-specific divisions to support property, auto, workers’ compensation and disability insurers nationwide. Today, Praxis represents more than 50 insurance carriers in the US, including 7 of the top 10, and continues in its endeavor to stand out as the market innovator.

Rob’s energy, vision and entrepreneurial business model has attracted top talent and fosters a forward-thinking culture. Praxis Executive Team alone draws on 170 years of industry knowledge.



Dan Dudenhoeffer, CPCU

Chief Operating Officer

In 2006, joining Praxis as General Manager, Dan brought 34 years of Property and Casualty insurance experience to the bench. Prior to joining Praxis, he served as the Vice President of Claim Operations for Infinity Insurance. Dan has extensive experience in claim management, strategic planning, claim audit and operational efficiencies. His areas of responsibility have included Field Operations, Recovery (subrogation and salvage), No Fault, Call Center, SIU, Claims Audit, Training and the Document Imaging Center.

Dan is a member of the CPCU Society and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati Executive Program. He earned his B.S. in Management from Lehigh University, located in Bethlehem, PA.



Frank Cardini, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Frank has thirty-five years of Accounting/Financial experience in a variety of industries. He joined Praxis in January 2010 as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial operations and reporting for the Praxis Group. Prior to joining Praxis, Frank served as the CFO for Primex Plastics Corporation, a $500M plastics manufacturer with facilities in the U.S. and England. Previously, he served as the Business Area Controller for the ABB Power Transformer operations in the U.S., and in various assignments with Westinghouse Electric Corporation after obtaining his public accounting experience at Peat Marwick (now KPMG).

Frank is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Wharton Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University.



Advisory Council

John Geer, Jr.

Strategic Development

John retired as a Vice President at GEICO in 2009 after eighteen years with the company. During his tenure, he served as AVP and VP Staff Counsel Department Head, as well as VP Claims Department Head and VP of the Site Effectiveness Division of the Internet Business Unit. John also served on the Corporate Board of Directors from 2000 to 2009.

Prior to joining GEICO, John was an active duty member of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 24 years. He retired in the grade of Captain, having served as Deputy Assistant and Judge Advocate General (Claims and Tort Litigation), Assistant Judge Advocate General (General Law), and Assistant Judge Advocate General (Operations and Management) in his last three assignments. He holds both a B.S. and J.D. from Fordham University, and a M.S. in Forensic Science from George Washington University.



Ken Bokor

Business Development

Ken brings the expertise that comes with a 40 year career in the insurance business to the Praxis team. He spent 20 years at Allstate as Regional Controller, responsible for North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. His responsibilities included heading operational analysis to improve regional performance, annual and strategic planning, and competitive intelligence.

Prior to his time at Allstate, he spent 20 years with MetLife Auto & Home in the positions of Claim Controller and AVP of State/Project Manager. During his time with MetLife, he was involved with operational analysis at corporate and state levels, scorecard development, cost benefit analysis, annual and strategic planning, and actionable competitive analysis to insure continuous improvement of Claim Organization. Ken retired in 2009, but continues to lend his experience and knowledge to Praxis in a business development role.



Stephen Pratt, CPCU, SCLA, ARM, CMSP
President of Workers' Compensation Claim Resolution, LLC.

Subject Matter Expert

Steve Pratt, the President of WCCR is an experienced claims professional with a Problem Solving focus in the Operational and Technical areas. He has experience in creating efficiencies, implementing technology solutions and reducing loss costs. Through his experience with The Hartford as the VP of WC Claims, the Zenith as SVP of National Claims, QBE as VP of WC Claims and two major TPA’s as the SVP, his experience has been at a leadership level while also getting his hands into the claims themselves.

Steve has also experienced a broad view of the industry by being involved in AIA, PCI, WCRI, CWCI and other groups that work to enhance our industry. .