Albert Giandomenico

Founder & President

Biography

Al is the Founder and President of EIA Global. He began his career in banking at Chemical Bank in New York City and later worked at the Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA). Al left FCIA in 1979 and returned to the Boston area to launch EIA Global. EIA Global has grown into one of the most successful and respected trade credit and political risk insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Al has served two terms on the advisory boards of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Al graduated from The Choate School and is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University.

David Giandomenico

Vice President, Controller

Biography

David joined EIA Global in 1982. As a principal and vice president of the firm, he oversees EIA’s operations and financial activities while also managing the policy administration teams. He works closely with EIA’s panel of underwriters on various technical issues related to policy placement and compliance. Prior to joining EIA, David worked for Hartford National Bank as a credit analyst.

David graduated from Milton Academy and Harvard University, and also attended the University of Vienna in Austria.

Donna Murphy

Vice President, Director of Sales & Marketing

Biography

Donna joined EIA Global in 1987. She is a principal and vice president of the firm, directing worldwide sales and marketing efforts. Her responsibilities also include maintaining key account relationships, leading new business development initiatives and overseeing internal policy administration. She is an active member of the International Credit and Trade Finance Association (ICTF) and the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM New England). Prior to joining EIA, Donna was an underwriter with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.

Donna graduated from Noble and Greenough School and Skidmore College, and later attended the University of Vienna in Austria.

Edward Giandomenico

Legal Counsel & CFO

Biography

Ed joined EIA Global in 1993 as legal counsel and was promoted to CFO in 2001. He is responsible for financial management and agency administration, in addition to legal and licensing duties. A partner in the law firm of Giandomenico and Giandomenico, Ed also has acted as an advisor to EIA since 1982.

Ed graduated from Yale University and Boston University School of Law.

Brad Wilson

General Counsel & Alternative Risk Solutions

Biography

Brad has been an advisor to EIA Global since its inception in 1979, and officially joined EIA as general counsel in 2001. He provides EIA with company-wide legal, accounting and business support. Brad is also involved in managing relationships with EIA’s worldwide “Global” partners. He began his professional career as a CPA at Deloite-Touche, followed by ten years in private law practice. Immediately prior to joining EIA, he was a director of mergers and acquisitions at Textron, Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island.

Brad graduated from Harvard College as well as Suffolk and Boston University Law Schools.

Steve Borgeson

Legal Counsel

Biography

Steve joined EIA in 2015 after advising as outside counsel for two years. One of three attorneys at the firm, he focuses primarily on regulatory issues, policy wording, claims and contracts administration and general corporate matters. Prior to joining EIA, Steve practiced corporate finance and securities law for many years, serving as the General Counsel of ChemDesign Corporation, a publicly-traded company acquired by Bayer AG, and as a corporate associate at the law firms of Jones Day and Goodwin Procter LLP and counsel at Robinson & Cole LLP.

Steve is a graduate of Groton School and received his A.B from Harvard University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

John Lavelle

Senior Managing Director
Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

John joined EIA in 2016.  He is a Senior Managing Director at the firm and a member of EIA’s Structured Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance team, with a specific focus on financial institutions.  Immediately prior to joining EIA, John was the Deputy Managing Director of Willis Towers Watson’s Structured Trade and Political Risks group, where he was recognized as the 2014-2015 “broker of the year” by Trade Finance Magazine.  John has over thirty years’ experience, including time as a merchant banker, a regional manager at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EximBank) and an underwriter at FCIA Management Company.

A lifelong Brooklyn resident, John manages EIA Global’s office in downtown Manhattan.  He is a graduate of Pace University.

John Harvey

Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

John joined EIA Global in 1998. His current responsibilities include managing key relationships within EIA Global’s structured trade credit and political risk insurance portfolio, with a focus on financial institutions seeking coverage on foreign bank and corporate payment obligations. John is also tasked with product and business development across the United States. John joined EIA Global with over nineteen years of experience in international banking, having worked in the structured trade finance divisions of State Street Bank, NationsBank, First Union National Bank and Shawmut Bank.

John is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.

Laura Parker

Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

Laura joined EIA Global in 2003. She manages several of EIA’s long-standing client relationships with a focus on placing coverage for medium-term corporate accounts receivable and bank-to-bank transactions. Prior to joining EIA, she worked at both Fidelity Investments and CitiStreet as the relationship manager for the retirement plans of several Fortune 500 companies.

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Springfield College.

Kathleen Lutz

Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

Kathy joined EIA Global in 1992. One of EIA’s longest-tenured employees, she has worked in various roles at the firm but for several years has been a lead policy administrator within EIA’s structured trade credit insurance practice. Kathy works exclusively with EIA’s bank clients, focusing on financial institutions engaged in international correspondent banking activities. She is involved in both the initial placement of risks and subsequent policy compliance and reporting matters.

Meghan Lutz

Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

Meghan joined EIA Global in 2012. She holds responsibilities in account management and policy administration within EIA’s structured trade credit insurance practice with a focus on obtaining coverage for correspondent banking products. Prior to joining EIA, Meghan was a sales manager for the Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Meghan attended the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and participated in a domestic exchange program during her senior year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds designations from the International Credit and Trade Finance Association (ICTF) and the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB).

Zachary Tronti

Structured Trade Credit & Political Risk Insurance

Biography

Zach joined EIA Global in 2013. He works primarily on transactions within EIA’s structured trade credit and political risk insurance practice with a focus on procuring coverage on single risks for trade finance lenders and exporters. Zach also services several multi-buyer trade credit insurance accounts and partakes in new business development efforts across all of EIA’s product offerings. Prior to joining EIA, Zach worked as a congressional staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on legislative issues related to international trade and homeland security.

Zach graduated from Brown University and holds a Registered Global Credit Professional designation from the International Credit & Trade Finance Association (ICTF).

Vern Proll

Structured Trade Credit & Mutli-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance

Biography

Vern joined EIA Global in 2006. He is responsible for sales and marketing throughout the United States as well as managing a client portfolio that includes both short-term multi-buyer business and medium-term trade finance loans. Vern came to EIA with over eighteen years of experience in risk management. He was a broker in New York for ten years after spending time as an underwriter of trade credit insurance at the Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA) and the Export Import Bank of the United States.

Vern holds a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and also studied at Ludwigs Maximillian Universitat in Munich.

Paul Boynton

Political Risk Insurance & Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance

Biography

Paul joined EIA Global in 1997. He is based in Dallas and leads EIA’s business development efforts for political risk products throughout North America. Paul is also responsible for trade credit insurance marketing and client relationships across the United States. Additionally, he assists with management of EIA’s Shanghai operations. Paul joined EIA with many years of experience in the trade credit and political risk insurance business. His past experiences include working as an underwriter for the Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA) and later as a broker with Willis Faber North America and Johnson & Higgins in New York City.

Paul attended the University of Oklahoma, New York University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

David Zawaski

Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance

Biography

Dave joined EIA Global in 1999. His primary responsibility is managing EIA’s Short-Term Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance portfolio. Dave came to EIA with over 18 years in the Trade Credit Insurance Industry. Previously he was a Risk Manager in the Trade Credit Insurance Division of the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), while also working as a Claims Analyst and Underwriter for the Foreign Credit Insurance Association (FCIA).

Dave is a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Wendy Farrell

Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance

Biography

Wendy joined EIA Global in 2002. Her primary responsibilities include policy administration and relationship management for clients within EIA’s multi-buyer and structured trade credit insurance portfolios. Wendy also serves as a lead relationship manager for EIA’s portfolio of factoring accounts. Wendy came to EIA with twenty-five years of administration management experience in large corporations such as Marcam, SAP America and Baan.

Alexandra Giandomenico

Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance & Business Operations

Biography

Ali joined EIA Global in 2012. Her responsibilities include short-term multi-buyer and structured trade credit insurance policy administration, claims processing, policy record management and internal accounting. Ali also manages marketing projects and assists with inside sales activity.

Ali is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal and holds an International Credit Executive designation from the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB).

Cathy Whalen

Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance

Biography

Cathy joined EIA Global in 2000. Her primary responsibility is managing EIA’s Short-Term Multi-Buyer Trade Credit insurance portfolio for a number of EIA’s largest accounts. She has experience working with both private trade credit insurance products and the coverages offered by the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank). Prior to joining EIA Global, Cathy worked for many years at Nissan Corporation.

Michel Fuller

Office Manager

Biography

Michel joined EIA Global in 1997. She is the office manager and receptionist. Michel is responsible for a wide array of responsibilities relating to the company’s day-to-day operations. She attended Dean College and holds a degree in Business Management.

Susan Goulet

Administrative Assistant

Biography

Susan joined EIA Global in 2001. As an administrative assistant to EIA’s president and general counsel, she provides general administrative support. Susan’s various duties include the coordination of travel arrangements, as well as the maintenance of documentation and record keeping.

Laurie Spadoni

Administrative Assistant

Biography

Laurie joined EIA in 2014. She works as an Administrative Assistant, providing support to EIA management and employees in a number of areas.

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