Jim began his insurance career as a surety underwriter in 1986. He joined Robson, Cavignac & Associates in 1991 to help develop its bond department. After a few interim years in Idaho at the Hartwell Corporation, Jim returned to Cavignac, where he has worked to address the surety and insurance needs of San Diego’s construction community for more than 30 years.
Jim received his bachelor’s in financial services with an emphasis on insurance from SDSU in 1986 and his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation in 1996. He was one of the first recipients of the surety industry’s Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bond (AFSB) designation.
Jim is currently involved in the national chapters of several construction, development, insurance, and surety associations, as well as a number of community non-profit organizations. He has served as the Regional Vice President of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, as President of the Surety Association of San Diego, and as a member of the International Surety Alliance.
Jim enjoys outdoor sports, spending time on the water, and vacationing with his wife and three children.