Russ is a highly respected and seasoned (24 year) veteran of the Surety business, and came to MGI from Arch Insurance Company, where he spent over 8 years as the Mid-Atlantic Regional AVP overseeing operations in 7 states. Prior to Arch he held the same position at Atlantic Mutual. Russ started his Surety career in Reliance’s Philadelphia field office in 1988 for a 5 ½ year stint, and then moved over to Liberty Mutual, where he spent another 7 ½ years in the field.
After graduating from Robert Morris University in the Pittsburgh area as an Accounting major, Russ was hired as a credit analyst for Ingersoll Rand Financial Corporation (2 ½ years), which mainly provided equipment loans to Contractors. This allowed for an easy transition into the Surety business as Russ had established a knowledge base for analyzing and understanding Contractor’s financial information.
As Vice President of Underwriting for MGI, Russ will assist the sales team in the proper placing of new business, oversee Risk Sharing Programs, procure bond approvals with our various Sureties, provide value added Surety expertise for our clients and, along with the other owners, help define and shape the direction of MGI.