With nearly 30 years of experience in the surety, insurance and risk management industry, Dave’s knowledge and expertise is unparalled. As the President of the Nielson Hoover Group of companies, Dave oversees all facets of the business including operations, accounting, budgeting, planning, legal, compensation, IT, and staffing. He is a results-driven professional who doesn’t like to lose and has a proven track record of increasing sales and profits while building a sales culture around customer centric organizations. Dave is responsible for a multi-million dollar book of business and coordinates service with agency key clients. In addition, he develops and markets new surety business to keep current with the marketplace and remain active in production activities.
He is involved in all aspects of business acquisition, planning, budgeting, contract negotiation, compensation and integration. He is also responsible for all sales associate hiring, training and retention. Dave serves on the Agency Council for several Insurance & Bond Companies as well as Company Technology Committee as Agency Council representative. In addition, he is actively involved in numerous professional associations in the industry.
Prior to joining the surety and risk management industry, Dave (or “Hoov” as his friends call him) served 12 years as a Staff Sergeant (E-6) in the United States Marine Reserve. Throughout his tenure in various capacities, he was responsible for performance, training, administration, and career development of up to 100 U.S. Marines. This experience has proven invaluable when it comes to managing all 13 of the Nielson Hoover Group companies including Nielson, Hoover & Company’s 8 offices, Collinsworth, Alter, Fowler & French, Collinsworth, Alter, Lambert and Suretegrity.
Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University.
David and his family currently reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Keith brings over 25 years of experience in Accounting and Business Insurance. In the CFO position, Keith is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s financial and administrative duties including budgeting, financial planning, payroll and working with the outside accounting firm on the Company’s Audited Financial Statement and tax returns. Keith also plays an integral role in the design and implementation of the company’s producer incentive programs and is in charge of 401(k) compliance and multi-state licensing requirement.
Keith has had a variety of roles throughout his career, achieving the position of Vice President/Controller for the Southeastern region of a large national insurance firm in the late 1980’s. In 2005, he took over a retiring agent’s portfolio of business and nearly doubled it in a little over two years. Keith also started a bond department at a regional Florida Risk Management firm, and opened his own agency prior to joining CAFF in 2010.
Keith is a graduate of Dowling College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He is a licensed CPA in both Florida and New York and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (“CIC”) designation.
Since 1995, Mayelin has been building an impressive career in the Industry. Her knowledge and experience has been a key component to the success of the Nielson Hoover Group of companies. Since joining Nielson, Hoover & Company in 2010, Mayelin has been in charge of the company’s Account Payables and Vendor Payables. Her strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task are imperative when it comes to making sure the company’s finances are accurate and up to date and that vendors and suppliers are paid within established time limits. There is a lot of pressure and responsibility in her role, so Mayelin’s time and stress management skills are definitely an important part of her job description.
Mayelin is a graduate of Broward College and has lived in South Florida since the early 1980’s. She is married and has two children.
A native Floridian, Tricia has been in the insurance industry since 2006 and with Nielson Hoover Group since 2012. As part of the Company’s Accounting Department, she is responsible for the processing of accounts receivables and incoming payments; performing day-to-day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and reconciling accounts receivables’ data. She is also tasked with preparing bills, invoices and reconciling bank deposits daily. Tricia is a customer service-oriented professional with hands-on experience and a strong attention to detail.
When Tricia’s not busy performing her daily accounting responsibilities, you might find her greeting people at the front desk, signing for packages or assisting with the phones. She is a true team player who has the ability to jump in wherever necessary.
Tricia and her two children live in Davie, Florida.