Executive Bios

Sheila E. Thompson, CIP, President

sheila-bioSheila E. Thompson is the President of Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc. With over 30 years experience as an underwriter and as a broker, she oversees client and surety relations and is responsible for the operations of Rosenberg & Parker of Canada.

Sheila began her surety career as a summer student with Harry Price, Hilborn (eventually purchased by Marsh & McLennan). She expanded her horizons as an underwriter with Chateau Insurance Company and joined Morris & Mackenzie, a privately held insurance and surety broker, in 1985. In 2006, Morris & Mackenzie was purchased by Hunter Keilty Muntz & Beatty, where Sheila was Vice President, Surety, responsible for staffing and operations of the surety department. She remained in this position when HKMB was eventually purchased by HUB in 2007 until she started Rosenberg & Parker of Canada, Inc. in 2008.

Sheila has her Principal Broker’s license with the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario. She has written bonds for both publicly traded and privately held corporations in the construction, manufacturing, energy savings, technology, environmental and waste hauling industries, as well as for many other companies with bonding requirements.

In addition to being a past Director and Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction, Sheila is a member of the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Construction Financial Management Association, The Risk and Insurance Management Society of Canada (RIMS Canada) as well as various construction associations. She is the past chair of the Surety Association of Canada’s Ontario and Education Committees and currently sits on the Ontario Committee. She is the only broker representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee’s Surety Subcommittee.

In 2016, Sheila became Chairperson for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) International Committee.

Sheila graduated from Trinity College, University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She lives in Toronto with her husband, James, and their two sons. She is an active volunteer at her church.

Contact:
416.218.1280
sheila.thompson@suretybond.com

Brian Edmunds, Principal

brian-bioBrian W. Edmunds is a principal and Vice President in our Toronto office where he oversees client relationships and sales. He specializes in international surety, commercial and contract surety including private public partnerships (PPP) and joint ventures.

Brian began his career 30 years ago with a large surety specialist Morris & Mackenzie Inc. where along with Sheila E. Thompson they built one of the largest most respected surety brokers in North America.

As a leading surety specialist Brian is well known by the largest surety companies and underwriters in the North American surety market place. He is past director of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) where he was chair of the International Surety Committee and co-chaired the Automation committee. A past director of the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) he has also served with many contractor groups and associations. He has presented to many construction and owner groups on topics ranging from private public partnerships, contractors default insurance, and international construction and surety practices.

As a consultant he is been engaged by private and public owners for projects such as Confederation Bridge for the Canadian Department of Public Works and Route 1 Gateway for the Province of New Brunswick. As a broker he has participated in some of the largest surety bonds ever written in North America.

Brian is married with two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys loving his grandchildren, tinkering with his classic cars and in the hunt for the ever elusive Walleye.

Contact:
416.733.2245
brian.edmunds@suretybond.com

Harry C. Rosenberg, Chairman

harry-bioMr. Rosenberg has been serving the surety bond requirements of a long list of distinguished clients for more than 40 years; they include Fortune 500 companies, ENR listed construction managers, contractors of all types and sizes, companies requiring a variety of miscellaneous bonds, law firms, and corporations transacting business in the international market.

He has lectured extensively, educating contractors, insurance agents, bankers, accountants, lawyers, various trade associations, insurance company personnel, and was an instructor for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia where he taught an “Advanced Bonding” class.

Harry was recently appointed by the GBCA to serve on the AGC Surety Committee. Also, he was a Director of The National Association of Surety Bond Producers for two terms and a Regional Vice President for four years. In addition, Harry has served as an elected public official in local government. Other civic endeavors include serving as President of the Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia and as a Vice President of The Union League of Philadelphia. Mr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. and served in the United States Army’s Intelligence Branch.

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 101
harry.rosenberg@suretybond.com

Chad Rosenberg, Principal

chad-bioChad Rosenberg is a Principal of Rosenberg & Parker where he oversees client and surety relations as well as marketing and technology. Chad has over 20 years of experience as a surety underwriter and broker.

Mr. Rosenberg began his career with Reliance Surety Company and held underwriting positions in the home office in Philadelphia, and in offices in Seattle and Sacramento.

Chad writes bonds for publicly traded and privately held corporations in the energy, manufacturing, construction, technology, environmental, and waste hauling industries, and many other companies with surety requirements. In 2006, he was named as a “Power Broker” for the technology industry by Risk & Insurance Magazine.

Chad obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He is a past president of his local Rotary Club and currently serves on the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee. The father of five children, Chad and his wife Jennifer reside in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. When not writing bonds, Chad enjoys untangling his fly line from the trees and bushes surrounding trout streams throughout the United States.

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 103
chad.rosenberg@suretybond.com

Matthew J. Rosenberg, Principal

matt-bioMatthew J. Rosenberg is a Principal of Rosenberg & Parker in King of Prussia, PA. He oversees client and surety relations as well as internal business practices. He has over 15 years of experience as a broker and a surety underwriter.

He began his career with Reliance Surety Company in 1990 and worked in various home and branch office positions in Philadelphia, Seattle & New York. Following Reliance Matt worked for American International Group (AIG) in the Home Office of the Surety Department in New York City. Before joining Rosenberg & Parker, he worked with United States Fidelity & Guaranty (USF&G) in its International Bond Department.

Matt writes bonds for both publicly traded and privately held corporations in the energy, manufacturing, construction, technology, environmental and waste hauling industries, as well as for many other companies with bonding requirements.

Matt has presented on the topic of surety to many Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) chapters from Connecticut to Florida to Hawaii. He was moderator & speaker for the RIMS National Conference in 2005 & 2006. He has also presented to other associations, corporations, and government agencies.

Matt has been active with the American Red Cross since 1995, and has been elected to serve on the Southeastern PA Chapter board. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and has served as President of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter. Matt resides in Malvern, PA with his wife, Kiki, and their three daughters.

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 104
matt.rosenberg@suretybond.com

Elizabeth P. Cervini, Chief Underwriting Officer

elizabeth-bioElizabeth Cervini joined Rosenberg & Parker in 2015 as the Chief Underwriting Officer. She came to the company with 10 years of experience in surety underwriting. She started her career in surety with a small agency in Pittsburgh. Moving back to her hometown area of Malvern, PA in 2008, she began underwriting with First Sealord Surety where she completed NASBP Surety School levels I & II, and handled a territory spanning Michigan, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In 2011, she moved to the largest privately-held surety, International Fidelity Insurance Company, where she served as Assistant Underwriting Manager for the Philadelphia regional office.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with Bachelor of Arts in English Writing. She has been a member of the Philadelphia Surety Association since 2008 and an active member of the board since 2011. She is also an active member of local chapter of the Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

As an equestrian since the age of four, Elizabeth enjoys spending her free time riding her horse Flicka. She currently resides in Paoli, PA with her two dogs, Shelby & Skylar.

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 112
elizabeth.cervini@suretybond.com

Joyce Houghton, Director of Operations

joyce-bioJoyce Houghton joined Rosenberg & Parker in 2002 and is the Director of Operations. She manages account, reviews bonds, and develops procedures to increase the company’s efficiency. She holds Property & Casualty licenses in all 50 states. She previously served as Director of Marketing and was responsible for the company’s involvement in the Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) conference, as well as publication of the first editions of Commercial Surety for Dummies and Contract Surety for Dummies. Prior to her role in Marketing, Joyce served as the company’s Quality Control Manager.

Joyce received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware in 1998. She then received a law degree in 2001 from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. She became licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania later that same year.

Joyce enjoys photography and is involved with dog rescue. She currently resides in West Chester, PA with her husband, two children, and two Miniature American Eskimo dogs

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 110
joyce.houghton@suretybond.com

David A. Johnson, Vice President

david-bioDave joined Rosenberg & Parker in June of 2000. He brings over 25 years of experience in surety bonding having held key home office and field positions with The Hartford Insurance Group. His most recent position was Manager of the Pennsylvania Bond Department for The Hartford.

Dave has made a number of presentations to industry groups on bond related topics. He is an active member of The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC).

During his career, Dave has worked with hundreds of contractors of all sizes and types. His experience and insights continue to make him a valuable resource and advocate for many of these contractors.

Dave graduated from Denison University with a BA and later received his MBA from New York University.

Contact:
610.668.9100 ext. 125
dave.johnson@suretybond.com

Meltem Gezen, President

meltem-bioMeltem Gezen is the President of Rosenberg & Parker of Turkey based in Istanbul. She is responsible from Rosenberg & Parker’s operations in Turkey and the neighboring regions, including Europe, Middle East and the CIS countries.

Meltem is a Turkish and American citizen, a highly skilled financial advisor with over 20 years of experience. She began her career in the retirement planning funds in the United States. After 9 years as a relationship manager, she has relocated to Europe and worked as a private wealth manager and an asset manager in Zurich for 9 years before relocating back to Istanbul to start Rosenberg & Parker of Turkey in 2013.

Meltem graduated from Ankara’s Middle East Technical University with a BS in Administration, and has continued her education throughout her career in Cambridge University, London School of Economics, New York Institute of Finance, the CFA Institute and NASBP Surety School.

Meltem is an active member of TurkishWIN, a global network for women and Turkish Association of Women Entrepreneurs. She is a mother of 3 and enjoys water sports and music in her down time.

Contact:
+90 212 909 3214
meltem.gezen@suretybond.com