Our personnel have in excess of 100 years of combined surety experience. ICU’s personnel have run branch offices or have been in key surety company positions. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge and a long history of success, both in terms of coming up with creative ways to support accounts or providing the best terms for the more well healed and qualified organizations.
§ Kevin McCabe
Independent Corporate Underwriters
Kevin McCabe is President of Independent Corporate Underwriters (ICU), a managing General Underwriting Agency for several national surety carriers. Kevin has 30+ years experience in the surety industry. He began his career with Reliance Surety in 1980. He worked in various positions within the Home Office and in management roles in Reliance’s Valley Forge, Boston and Orlando offices. He then founded a new start surety company, Atlantic Alliance Fidelity & Surety Company (Atlantic). Kevin remained in the role of President of Atlantic from 1989 to 1994. In 1994, he left to start a surety specific MGU, Independent Corporate Underwriters. At ICU, Kevin and his team focus on surety programs for firms outside standard surety carrier new account guidelines, are considered complex risks, and/or require structured underwriting terms and conditions.
§ Alene Fisher
A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in finance, Alene started her surety career over 15 years ago with Reliance Surety in the Northern New Jersey branch covering the Metro New York area. Later, she joined Harleysville Insurance as the Bond Manager for New Jersey. Prior to joining ICU/McCabe, she worked outside the surety industry as an underwriting manager for a merchant credit card processing company. Since joining the team in 2002, Ms. Fisher’s primary territory has been the Metro New York area where she has extensive experience.
§ Chuck McCabe
A 1982 graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Business Administration, Chuck began his career at Continental Bank as a Commercial Loan Manager. Prior to joining ICU, he was President and CFO of Main Line Distributors. Chuck has served as a valued member of our team since 1996.
§ Julia McCabe
Chief Financial Officer
Julia holds a BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University and a MA from Rowan University. She has been with ICU since 2001 and handles all financial reporting, special projects, and human resources. Her career began in internal auditing for Conrail during the financial restructuring of the company, then into private accounting for special reviews and general accounting services. As a School Business Administrator, she developed a shared business services program for multiple NJ school districts. This program provided financial efficiencies to the taxpayers of the district, and has become a model statewide.