Surety Management Team
Atlanta, GA Office:
100 Galleria Pkwy. Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone : (800) 388-3647
Michael P. Cifone
Senior Vice President, Surety Underwriting Group
Mr. Cifone joined ASI in March 2012, as Senior Vice President of the Surety Underwriting Group and is responsible for the Company's surety operations. He brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry including significant surety underwriting and financial management experience. Prior to joining ASI, Mr. Cifone served as Senior Vice President of ACSTAR Insurance Company responsible for establishing and maintaining conservative, consistent underwriting standards and implementing strong underwriting and financial systems. Mr. Cifone received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University and holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate.
Vice President, Surety Operations
Mr. James joined ASI in August 2006, and is responsible for the production and underwriting of the SCP. Steve has over 21 years of experience in surety beginning with Safeco in their Atlanta office. He has spent the majority of his career in the Atlanta and Texas markets specializing in the small contractor arena. Over the years, Steve has demonstrated his ability to be a consistent producer of profitable business as well as a capable program manager. In addition to Safeco, Steve has also worked for Washington International, North American Specialty and the Berkley Group. Steve holds a business degree from Texas A&M University.
Calabasas, CA Office:
23901 Calabasas, Rd., Suite 1085
Calabasas, CA 91302
Phone: (818) 449-3100
Vice President - Specialty Surety
Ms. Dahlgren joined ASI in September 2011, and is responsible for the production and overall operations of the Specialty Surety Program located in Calabasas, CA. She was previously with Capstone Surety, who was program manager for ASI's specialty program. Juliana has over 28 years of experience in the specialty surety industry beginning with Amwest Surety Insurance Company. Prior to working with Capstone she worked for SureTec as their managing escrow agent and funds control manager for their California operations.
Orlando, FL Office:
300 International Pkwy., Suite 184
Phone: (888) 400-5505
Vice President - Commercial Underwriting
Ms. Nelson has more than twenty-five (25) years of Surety underwriting experience. Prior to joining ASI Surety, Ms. Nelson spent the past ten (10) years with the Hartford Bond Center in Orlando, FL. While at The Hartford, Ms. Nelson managed a team of 17 underwriters overseeing a significant volume of commercial surety risks throughout the nation.
Phoenix, AZ Office:
Bell American Plaza
7121 W. Bell Rd., Suite 230
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (623) 388-3737
Vice President - Program Development
Mr. Gutches has more than fifteen years of surety industry experience. Prior to joining ASI Surety in 2010, Mr. Gutches spent twelve (12) years as General Manager with Worldwide Insurance Specialists, an agency specializing in transactional commercial surety. While at Worldwide Insurance, Mr. Gutches managed all facets of the Agency including underwriting, operations and marketing. During his tenure with Worldwide Insurance, Mr. Gutches became recognized as a principal architect of the non-standard commercial surety line. With broad underwriting authority, Mr. Gutches successfully grew Worldwide Insurance from the start-up phase into one of the largest independent transactional surety agencies in the United States.
Property and Surety Bonds Claims Manager - Atlanta, GA
Mr. D'Olympio joined ASI in September of 2002. He has 25+ years of experience in the insurance industry with a concentration in the Surety Bond Claim and Personal/Commercial Property Claim field. Bob spent 12 years with Cigna and has also worked for CNA and Travelers. This experience included various field, supervisory and home office management levels. In addition to Bob's business degree, he has participated in various formal insurance industry training programs, such as CPCU and AFSB as well as attending many company and industry sponsored seminars.
Vice President Claims - Milwaukee, WI
Mr. Jankowski is a licensed attorney and has spent the last 25 years working in the surety and construction industries. Early in his career he was a trial lawyer in Philadelphia working in private practice and for several government agencies. At Amwest Surety Insurance Company he was Vice President and Claims Manager. While at Amwest he also helped create two affiliate companies. The first, Horizon Business Resources, Inc. was a national, surety specific, third party claims administrator. The second, Contractor Business Resources, Inc., was Amwest’s in house funds control company. Thereafter, Mr. Jankowski was Senior Vice President/General Counsel for Old Republic Surety Company and, later, a partner in the Law Offices of Wolff & Samson. He opened and ran the firm’s Philadelphia office. Recently, he was Senior Vice President at Allegheny Casualty Company and assisted ownership in creating a new Contract & Commercial Surety Division.