President of American Global LLC
Michael Marino graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance. Michael has developed a deep passion of working with contractors since he began his career with Chubb surety working directly with Chubb Surety’s customers from their Minnesota, Ohio, and San Francisco branches. Michael moved to the brokerage side of the surety business in 2008 working with Allied North America in their NY headquarters. Upon Aon Construction Services Group acquisition of Allied North America Michael moved to Miami Florida accepting a role as Surety Director for Aon’s Southeast Operation. While in that role Michael worked closely with many large international contractors creating innovative surety programs that both expanded their capacity as well as eliminating geographical restrictions through regional or global offerings. Michael is a solution provider and client advocate working to support many large, complex, international and domestic contractors. In May of 2014 Michael founded American Global, a company where passion is oriented towards supporting its customers evolving needs in an increasingly complex construction environment.
Chairman & CEO – American Global LLC
In 2014 the vision of creating a collaborative brokerage platform with a specialization on the construction industry became a reality. Our strategy to grow organically and methodically, with the right people in the right regions, set the wheels in motion for what is now a team of surety and insurance construction professionals in six offices across the United States as well as Latin America and London. Our platform and culture is something we are very proud of and continue to develop and improve upon every day. Our culture is driven by a desire to provide the best possible solution for our client and we achieve that several ways.
Innovation: We create unique solutions in the surety and insurance space that drive a more efficient deployment of risk capital on projects.
Credibility: Our work product is respected by the underwriting community. This results in faster turnaround time and better outcomes for our clients.
Partnership: We have introduced our clients to new business opportunities and sources of capital that help them grow their business.
Privately Held: We control our own destiny to assure stability for our clients.
Vice President of American Global LLC
Ricardo Davila is a Civil Engineer with a masters degree in Economics. He has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, primarily in international and large scale projects. Ricardo has participated in the development and construction of multi-million dollar public-private partnership (PPP) projects and in the construction of major infrastructure projects in different countries including Spain, Colombia, South Africa, Ireland and the United States.
Prior to joining American Global, Ricardo worked as Business Development Manager in the United States and in Colombia for Dragados S.A. His work included responsibilities in the development and implementation of the country/area’s strategies; establishment of the brand, coordination and permanent follow up of relations with public sector administrators; management of proposal/tender teams to develop project controls and budgets; reviews and negotiations of contracts with public administrations; definition of construction means and methods; coordination and integration of engineering disciplines during tender process and an overall management of the pre-construction services.
Senior Vice President – Head of International LLC
President of American Global of New Jersey LLC
Kevin Walsh is an industry leader who brings valuable experience and knowledge to American Global. He has managed surety bond programs for companies ranging from middle market contractors to multi-million dollar domestic and international firms and has expertise with co-surety, shared account, reverse flow, and private equity placements. Kevin began his career at Chubb Surety in 2005 in the Home Office where he had commercial and contract account responsibilities throughout the United States working closely with Chubb’s North East, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston Branches. From 2006 – 2011, Kevin worked as a surety underwriter in Chubb’s New York branch managing contract and commercial accounts throughout the region.
Prior to joining American Global, Kevin spent three years as an Account Executive with Aon Risk Services in their Greater New York Construction Services Group. He was responsible for developing and managing surety and insurance relationships including some of the most prominent GC/CM, engineering, heavy civil, and sub-trade firms throughout the New York Metro area. Kevin holds a B.S. Marketing Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He is President of the New York City Surety Association and is an active member of various industry organizations.
President – American Global of New Jersey LLC
President of American Global of Pennsylvania LLC
Gerard Leib is a highly experienced surety and risk professional with a diverse background in the construction business. Prior to his role as President of American Global of Pennsylvania, he served as Director of Aon’s mid-Atlantic surety practice from 2010 to 2014. While at Aon, Gerard managed surety programs for some of the firm’s largest engineering and construction clients, both domestic and international. From 2009 to 2010, Gerard opened and ran the mid-Atlantic commercial surety operation for Hanover Surety. There he focused on developing strategic relationships with surety clients and agents in the Fortune 1000 space. From 2004 to 2009, he managed roles of increasing responsibility for Chubb Surety, a leader in the construction surety field.
In addition to his surety career, Gerard was raised in and currently serves in a strategic advisory role to GEO Electric, Inc., a family owned and operated electrical contracting firm based in Queens, New York. He has served as a Director of the Philadelphia chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association, and is actively involved in a variety of construction industry associations throughout the mid-Atlantic. Gerard received a B.A. from Manhattan College and currently resides in Berwyn, PA with his wife and two children.
President – American Global of Pennsylvania LLC
President of American Global of Georgia LLC
Katie Wright is a solutions provider focused on designing, negotiating, and servicing contractors with their risk management needs. Katie has distinguished herself in the Georgia market with her innovative skills and her commitment to placing clients needs above all else including expert advice on contractual risk transfer, coverage analysis, experience modification review, deductible analysis, and collateral negotiations. Katie began her career at Allied North America in 2000 and developed into a reliable leader within their Georgia operation. When Allied North America was sold to Aon in 2009 Katie was appointed as the Local Practice Leader for the Construction Services Group in Atlanta. In 2013 Katie moved to PentaRisk Insurance Services accepting a role as their Chief Operating Officer. Katie graduated with high honors from Georgia Tech. She currently holds designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS).
President – American Global of Georgia LLC
President of American Global of Texas LLC
Paul is a result focused insurance professional that has worked with many of Texas’ most successful contractors over the past twenty years. In that time, he has earned the trust of the construction community in TX and the respect of his peers. This has been accomplished through Paul’s attention to detail and dedication to providing innovative, capital-efficient solutions for his clients.
Paul began his career with Alexander & Alexander, in 1996, before joining the Willis Construction Practice in 1997. In 2004, Paul joined McGriff Seibels & Williams in Houston and was a primary force in developing its construction group into one of the leading construction brokerage teams in the state. Paul currently serves on the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Executive Board of Directors and is an active member of the AGC of Texas and AGC of Houston chapters. Paul is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. For eleven years preceding his insurance career, Paul served his country in the United States Army.
President – American Global of Texas LLC