Dave Golden

Dave Golden is the Director, Technology at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and staff liaison for the Automation and Technology Committee. With over 15 years in the industry, he has previously worked with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as liaison to its Technology Committee and the National Ready Mix Concrete Association. (NRMCA) Dave has advocated for surety automation and technology interests utilizing standards in software and web services to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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More than 10 years ago, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) created the Joint Surety Automation Committee. Its objective was to identify and explore technologies to streamline processes, reduce redundancies and increase productivity in the surety bond process, which spans the application for the bond, the execution and submission of the bond and the processing of premium. These efficiencies, the committee reasoned, would make the process easier and more efficient—not just for the sureties and producers, but more importantly for contractors and subcontractors. Currently, when a contractor applies for a surety bond, he provides information to the surety agent or producer, who enters the data into multiple carrier systems. Some agencies may work with as many as 100 carriers, each with its own proprietary system. Continue »