Founder and president David Druml grew up in a construction family and was himself a contractor for more than 15 years. He founded multiple construction-related companies, including a public works construction firm, a precast manufacturer, a bonding and insurance agency, a risk management firm and currently serves as president of Direct Surety, a managing general surety underwriter. A professor of risk management at UC Berkeley Extension, David has developed a proprietary risk analysis system that applies Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to the construction industry. David’s construction industry know-how, risk analysis expertise and technological innovation have been instrumental in the formation of Direct Surety, a brand new type of company within the surety bond marketplace.
David is a veteran business developer and operations specialist with more than a decade of experience providing business, financial and risk-management services to the construction industry.
As executive vice president at Direct Surety, David oversees the company’s financial, information technology and compliance activities. Previously, David founded a risk-management consulting firm, helped launch an insurance and bonding agency, and managed an insurance sales team. He received a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College where he was a Robert A. Day Fellow and McKenna Scholar, and an MBA in finance and strategy, with honors, from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management.
Michael is an experienced marketing and public relations strategist and entrepreneur focused on understanding a brand’s market and target customers. Throughout his 13+ years in global marketing and PR, Michael has lived by a process of customer learning and discovery, testing and identifying the right messages for the right customer. Michael is the former head of global marketing and public relations for a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley. As the senior vice president of marketing at Direct Surety, Michael oversees all digital marketing and PR activities. Michael is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University.