Experience. Creativity. Results.
Utilizing our bespoke communication strategies and drawing from our vast unclaimed property experience, Dunbar’s seasoned team will exponentially increase the success rate of re-engaging accounts that might otherwise fall under state control.With over thirty years of experience, Dunbar’s leadership team understands the importance of reuniting inactive accounts and lost assets with owners. We employ advanced resources to locate lost account owners and shareowners to maximize the value of assets retained by our institutional clients.
Seth Schorr Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
For the past twenty years, Seth has built a family of companies which today includes businesses in the casino, hotel, restaurant, technology and unclaimed property sectors. In 2004 he entered the unclaimed property industry co-founding SMS Group whose clients included some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. SMS Group provided the foundation on which the largest unclaimed property firm in the country now rests. Seth is a Nevada gaming licensee whose companies have over 1000 employees
Scott Bronson Co-Founder
Scott has over ten years of experience overseeing transactions within highly regulated industries. Most recently, he founded a premium gaming company. Scott’s insight on the politics and complexities of governmental entitlements guided innovative strategies for The Bronson Companies, a major real estate firm specializing in joint ventures with some of the nation’s largest real estate developers.
William (BJ) Hanson Executive Director
William (B.J.) Hanson is a seasoned Unclaimed Property Professional with over eight years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining Dunbar, B.J. worked as Senior Vice President at Keane. At Keane, B.J. was responsible for client satisfaction, sustainment, and growth within the Banking, Brokerage, Mutual Fund, and Insurance industries. Prior to Keane, B.J. worked at DST Output for ten years on the Client Services team. B.J. excels in leading strategic growth initiatives and developing long lasting partnerships with his clients.
Maureen Ferrari Grollman National Practice Leader Consulting and Reporting
Maureen started her unclaimed property career at the Pennsylvania Treasury, Bureau of Unclaimed Property, where among other duties, she managed the State’s voluntary disclosure program (VDA), counseling and assisting companies with Pennsylvania’s statutory compliance obligations. During her tenure at the PA Treasury, Maureen served in various management roles including the claims processing department, where she had oversight of the payment of tens of thousands of claims each year. Maureen’s work earned her national recognition from the industry’s leading trade association, which recognized her for leading the most efficient claims processing program among all state unclaimed property programs. After 18 years, Maureen was recruited by Keane to become Managing Director of outsourced reporting. There, she managed a team of 20 staff members servicing over 350 clients in the financial services, life insurance, mutual fund, transfer agent, utility, manufacturing and retail industries before accepting a position as National Practice Leader for Reporting and Consulting for Unclaimed Property Advocates. Unclaimed Property Advocates joined forces with Dunbar to become a full-service unclaimed property service provider. Maureen is a distinguished faculty member of the Lorman Education Group and presents Webinars on unclaimed property related topics. She is also a member of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO).
Michael Koester Director of Research & Recovery
Mike has over 30 years of experience in the unclaimed property industry and brings a proven track record to Dunbar. As an original member of SMS Group, Mike worked closely with the principals to develop the company’s customer relationship management systems and genealogical research office. Prior to SMS, Mike was an original employee of EquiSearch Services, which grew to be one of the largest and most successful shareholder search companies of its day.
Sean McDonald Director of Account Services
Sean’s experience in the unclaimed property industry dates back to 2004 when he was one of the founding members of the SMS Group. Having fulfilled many roles within the organization, Sean brings immeasurable insight to help Dunbar’s clients navigate the complex world of unclaimed property. During his tenure at SMS Group, Sean was responsible for creating a research center in Salt Lake City to utilize the wealth of genealogical information housed there.
Damiana Franklin Accountant
Damiana Franklin started her career in public accounting in 2005. She received her license to practice as a Certified Public accountant (CPA) in the state of Nevada in 2009. Damiana attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting. She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Board of Advisors
Nick is a senior executive with over twenty five years of cross-functional leadership experience driving success in start-ups and established companies. He has a proven track record of developing and managing new lines of business, revenue growth, client relationship development, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy development.
Nick has an extensive background in risk and compliance, including over 12 years in unclaimed property. Most recently he was Vice President of the Risk and Compliance Intelligence Group at DST. Prior to joining DST, Nick was Chief Operating Officer at KEANE, a leading provider of unclaimed property communications, compliance and consulting services in the U.S. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of Venio, LLC, which acquired KEANE in 2010. Nick has also served as Chief Operating Officer at SMS Vanacore, Director of Sales and Client Services at SMS Group LLC, and has held executive positions at both IQ Squared and Andersen Consulting (n/k/a Accenture).
Nick serves on the Board of Directors for the Expect Miracles Foundation, which rallies the financial services industry to invest in life-saving cancer research and advanced patient care programs nationwide.
Since 2000, Mr. Bronson has been the Chairman of The Bronson Companies, LLC, a real estate development, investment and advisory company based in Beverly Hills, California. For over thirty years, Mr. Bronson has been involved in the development of myriad commercial properties throughout the United States.
Mr. Bronson serves as a Director of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage real estate investment trust in the United States. He is also a Trustee of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR), a real estate investment trust focused on the single‑family residential business based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Previously Mr. Bronson was the President of New City Development, an affiliate of Mirage Resorts, where he oversaw the company’s new business initiatives and activities outside of Nevada. He was also a Director of Mirage Resorts and a former Director of TRI Pointe Group, Inc. (NYSE: TPH, a homebuilder based in Irvine, California.
He has also served as a Trustee and Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), an association representing 70,000 industry professionals in more than 100 countries.
Mr. Bronson serves on the Board of the Neurosurgery Division at UCLA Medical Center, he is a past Trustee of The Forman School in Litchfield, CT and is a past Chairman of the Board of The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles.
A frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg TV he is also the best-selling author of “The War at the Shore” which chronicles his story of the complexities of the development process and the battle between two of the gaming industry’s most iconic personalities, Donald Trump and Steve Wynn.
Marc D. Schorr
Mr. Schorr’s executive career has spanned over thirty-five years in the highly regulated international gaming industry. From 2000 – 2013 he served as Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited. In this role he was responsible for the operations of casino resorts across two continents, which employed tens of thousands of employees and generated nearly six billion dollars in revenue annually.
Before serving as Chief Operating Officer of Wynn Resorts, Mr. Schorr served as President and Chief Executive Officer or The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Mr. Schorr served on the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts, Limited from 2009 – 2012. Mr. Schorr’s experience operating a publicly traded company in one of the world’s most regulated industry has put him in a unique position to advise a plethora of companies in various business sectors. Since his well-deserved retirement, Mr. Schorr has spent his time investing in various business and advising the next generation of entrepreneurs and businesspeople.
Michael J. Russell
Mike has an extensive background in operational evaluation & finance spanning more than 10 years. He is the Co-founder of Joseph Beare & Company, a Las Vegas-based organization that specializes in strategic management consulting and creative financing solutions. Prior to founding Joseph Beare & Company, he was most recently the Chief Administrative Officer for Fifth Street Gaming and the Chief Financial Officer of Downtown Managers, LLC. the companies behind the successful opening of Downtown Grand Las Vegas. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Analyst and Operations Evaluations Controller for the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, responsible for creation of operating budgets, forecasts and analytics for all business units.