Leadership
Our work ethic, in every aspect, is based on shared responsibility, accountability and ownership

Our people are second to none in the industry; bringing a comprehensive level of experience and underwriting expertise coupled with the intellectual capacity and energy to effectively sell and service our products. Each is driven by the knowledge that long term successful relationships require continuous attention, uncompromising honesty, and plain hard work.

 
Andrew M. Tuma
President

With over 30 years of commercial banking, property and casualty, and surety experience, Andrew joined Berkley Surety in 2007. Andrew oversees the direction of Berkley Surety.

Andrew graduated from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and holds Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Politics and Business Management, respectively. Andrew also holds a MBA from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Andrew also attained the following industry certifications: CPCU, AFSB and AIM.

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Vincent P. Forte
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

With over 30 years of surety experience, Vin joined Berkley Surety in 2009. Vin is responsible for ensuring proper alignment throughout the organization to keep us working at peak efficiency. Vin oversees many facets of the organization.

Vin graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi and holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.

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Michael Hurley
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

With over 30 years of experience in the surety industry, Mike joined Berkley Surety in 2005 as head of the Claims Operation; he now serves as legal counsel for the company.

Mike earned his Bachelors of Arts in economics from Boston College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. Mike is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey.

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Bruce W. Kahn
Senior Vice President / Head of Claims

With over 20 years of experience as a construction attorney and surety claims professional, Bruce joined Berkley Surety in 2013. Bruce is responsible for Berkley Surety's claims operations.

Bruce earned his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Rochester, his J.D. from Albany Law School and his MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Bruce is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

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Maria Croce-Rosqvist
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

With over 30 years of financial and accounting managerial experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, Maria joined Berkley Surety in 2013. Maria oversees Berkley Surety's financial operations.
Maria graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Frans Schartau Business College, Stockholm, Sweden. Maria earned her MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics, while also attending New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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Dave Edwards
Senior Vice President - Contract

With over 20 years of surety experience, Dave join Berkley Surety in 2017. Dave is an SVP and shares responsibility of the overall direction and underwriting of the Contract Division. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Economics with an influence in Financing.

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Sean Petty
Senior Vice President - Contract

With over 30 years of surety experience, Sean joined Berkley Surety in 2007. He is an SVP in the Contract Division and is one of two team leads in Home Office responsible for the underwriting and management of the overall division. Sean graduated from Boston University with a degree in Finance and International Management.

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Ryan Kyle
Vice President - Commercial

With over 20 years of business experience, Ryan joined Berkley Surety in 2014. Ryan is responsible for the Commercial Division’s underwriting and operations for the eastern region of the US and Canada.

Ryan earned a B.S. in finance from Providence College and an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Adam Cantu
Vice President - Commercial

With over 20 years of surety experience, with leadership roles on both the carrier and agency side, Adam joined Berkley Surety in 2016. He is responsible for the Commercial Division’s underwriting and operations for the Western Region of the US. Adam earned a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois.

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