Heath S. Eskalyo

Principal Partner / Chief Performance Officer

Heath S. Eskalyo Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Overview

Heath S. Eskalyo is the Chief Performance Officer (CPO) at Kelley Kronenberg, a nationwide firm that has experienced unprecedented growth under the firm’s current leadership. He transitioned from his previous role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to build upon the firm’s success and drive further expansion. In this capacity, Heath manages internal productivity, ensures capital availability and allocation, oversees predictive reporting, and develops forward-thinking strategies to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities. His innovative mindset focuses on accelerating organizational growth by emphasizing value creation to support the firm’s future business and legal direction. With Heath’s expertise and leadership as CPO, Kelley Kronenberg is well-positioned for continued growth and success. 

Heath’s transition to the CPO role reflects the increasing complexity and sophistication of the firm’s operations and the availability of real-time predictive data in the digital world. With his well-rounded business understanding, engagement skills, and sharp analytical insights, Heath integrates financial and non-financial data from various sources to support decision-making and value creation, working closely with HR professionals to manage the people-related aspects of productivity programs and long-term capability planning. 

With a focus on cost containment for clients, Heath spearheaded the development and implementation of several key initiatives, including the Business and Practice Development Training Program, Negotiation Skills Course and Certification, and the Kelley Kronenberg Akademy, which provides ongoing personal and professional training for partners who lead business units. These programs ensure ongoing education, heightened skillsets, and an elevated product for clients by cultivating a firm culture focused on exceptional client service and professional development. Furthermore, he coordinated the development of the firm’s employee mobile application, which puts critical information at employees’ fingertips and fosters team communication and collaboration. 

Under Heath’s leadership, the firm unveiled its state-of-the-art, 35,000-square-foot headquarters in Fort Lauderdale in July 2019, followed by the completion of its sister building in 2023. These meticulously designed and constructed facilities are the cornerstone of the firm’s commitment to fostering a strong corporate culture, enhancing communication and transparency, and nurturing the growth of its professionals. 

Heath is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. As a Florida-certified educator, he frequently speaks at local and national trade and educational seminars on various aspects of OSHA, workers’, and other civil liability matters. 

Heath directs the firm’s philanthropic efforts and involvement in community events. He is an active member of Special Compass, an organization that provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for differently abled athletes by partnering with Power Buddies to participate in athletic events. Heath is also very involved with Florida’s Children First, a non-profit that works to save abused and neglected children in welfare & foster youths in Florida. He competed in multiple Ironman events, including the World Championship in Kona on behalf of The Children’s Tumor Foundation. 

  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • City University of New York, J.D., 1993
  • Ithaca College, B.A., 1990


Practice Areas




Accolades, Associations & News

  • Florida Trend Legal Elite Notable, “Managing Partners”, 2023
  • Best Lawyers®, “The Best Lawyers in America©,” Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2023
  • South Florida Business and Wealth, Apogee Awards, Honoree, 2022
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Broward County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Acquisition International, “Legal Services CFO of the Year 2021 (USA)”, Global CFO Excellence Awards, 2021
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, “Top Lawyer,” Workers’ Compensation Law, 2020 – 2022
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2014 – 2021
  • 2017 Ironman World Championship Finisher
  • South Florida Business Journal, “Top CFO,” 2017
  • Florida Legal Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite,” Workers’ Compensation, 2015 – 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent ™
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Member
  • Construction Association of South Florida (CASF), Former Legal Advisor.
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)-Joint Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Regional Chair
  • The Builders Association of South Florida, Member
  • The Association of General Contractors, Member
  • The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Member
  • Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member
  • Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention (FACAP), Member
  • South Florida Safety Alliance for Excellence (SAFE), Member
  • Weston Bar Association, Member
  • Port Everglades Association (PEA), Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member

Community 

  • TRI SHARKS, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to professional growth, business development and philanthropy, Founder and President
  • Leanda Cave Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police
  • Florida’s Children First, Member
  • Triathlon Business International, Member
  • Special Compass, Member
  • CEO Challenge, Member
  • Fort Lauderdale Triathlon Club, Member & Legal Advisor
  • Goldie’s Gang, Member
  • Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team, Member
  • The Victory Center, Former Board of Directors
  • Speaker, Active Shooting & Liability Coverage, January 2018
  • Speaker, Adjuster Ethics, October 2016
  • Speaker, Coverage B, Indemnity and Immunity, October 2016
  • Speaker, When OSHA Comes Knocking, May 2015
  • Speaker, Social Media and the Law, January 2014
  • Speaker, Top 10 Ways to Avoid Claims, August 2012
  • Speaker, Determining Impairment Under the Act, March 2011
  • Speaker, Workers’ Compensation, May 2011
  • Speaker, Construction Law Issues, May 2011
  • Speaker, OSHA Investigations, January 2010
  • Speaker, OSHA, April 2010
  • Speaker, Depositions, Adjusters, Employers, June 2010
  • Speaker, How to Survive an OSHA Inspection, September 2010
  • Speaker, OSHA, December 2010