Tom’s specialty is Surety. He has a wealth of experience in supporting a variety of contractors, from the emerging, looking to secure their first bond, to the well-established global contractors with multi billion dollar surety programs. He has deep-rooted relationships with various underwriting companies and has had the privilege of supporting a variety of clients on many prominent construction projects during his tenure, as both underwriter and agent/broker.
Prior to becoming a partner in The Hyde Agency, Tom held the position of NJ Construction Practice Leader with Marsh, in addition to the role as a national surety advisor for various clients throughout the country.
Tom has 19 years of experience in the surety industry that includes the roles of field underwriter and surety agent/broker.
He began his surety career with St. Paul/Seaboard Surety Company, followed by years of service with market leading underwriting companies that include Liberty Mutual, Kemper Surety and XL Surety.
With continued consolidation in the surety field, Tom transitioned from a surety only underwriter to a construction agent in 2005. He has been successful in implementing insurance and surety programs for construction clients in the fields of Development, General Construction, Street & Road, Federal, Electrical, and HVAC.
Tom holds a B.A. in History degree from Marist College.
He is affiliated with construction associations that include General Contractors Association (GCA), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Construction Contractors (ACC), Utility Transportation & Contractors Association (UTCA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).