With almost 20 years of commercial construction insurance and surety bond industry experience, Matt built a reputation and track record of providing contractors strategic risk management and surety solutions. Over this time, Matt has assisted multiple construction companies, served on association and industry boards, and managed multimillion dollar surety and insurance programs.
A past President of the Southwest Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association and Illinois State University graduate, Matt began his career working for a powerful Midwest firm, JL Hubbard. During his tenure, Matt gained valuable experience in the construction insurance and surety bond industry. A graduate of the prestigious National Association of Surety Bond Producers William J. Angell Surety School and relocating to Florida in 2004, he continued his career with a general lines agency, prior to forming Smith Insurance & Bonds in 2009. Since then, Smith Insurance & Bonds has grown into a state leader in construction focused surety and insurance products.
Responsible for all aspects pertaining to financials, budgeting, compliance/regulatory issues, as well as involvement with operations and HR, Lori’s focus is responsible growth for the firm. Lori’s background includes corporate, public, start up accounting and she brings senior level expertise financial managment to the team.
Account Executive / Producer
A dedicated, innovative and open minded individual, Jessica Martin is an integral part of the SIB team. Whether its coordinating new insurance business or handling a renewal for a current client, Jessica plays a key role in the operation of the insurance department, including managing relationships with current clients and carrier representatives.
After cofounding a premier contractors licensing examination preparation school and contractors consulting companies in the Southeast, Maria understands contractors and the challenges that they face with licensing, as well as setting up and running a construction business on a daily basis, including the need for insurance and bonds. Maria has a strong knowledge of commercial insurance and surety bonds and is skilled in assisting contractors throughtout NE Florida.