Mr. Elia founded SUREBET in 1997 and acquired 100% ownership in 1999.
to SUREBET, Mr. Elia held executive positions in finance and insurance.
From 1989 to 1997 he was president of SURETEK,
a surety bond insurance
agency with offices in Tampa, Orlando and Atlanta. Prior to that
time, he was chief operating officer of Cumberland Casualty and Surety
Company, and of Surety Specialists of Tampa. Both were subsidiaries
of Kimmins Corp, where Mr. Elia served as V.P. of Finance from
1986-1989. From 1978-1985, Mr. Elia was president of Sevenson
Construction Corp of Niagara Falls, NY.
He attended the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelors
in 1969, and Niagara University, where he obtained an MBA in 1985.
has been married to his wife, Mary Ellen, since 1971. They have two
adult children, Albert (Boston) and Tara (Tampa).
Tara graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. She then began a career in pharmaceutical sales, a field in which she won several awards and received numerous promotions. In early 2006 Tara left the pharmaceutical sales arena to work with SUREBET, where she will be named a Property & Casualty Insurance Agent in February 2007.
Daniel Biga (Director of Sales & Marketing)
Mr. Biga was hired in the late summer of 2006.
Mr. Biga comes to SUREBET with over 6+ years of experience in the Prize Risk Indemnity industry. From March of 2000-Mid Summer 2006, Mr. Biga was General Manager of SportWorx, and now continues to service that book of business with SUREBET. Mr. Biga has been involved in covering various sports contests such as half court basketball shots and hole in one contests and has been responsible for the research and actuarial assumptions needed to maintain economic viability. Mr. Biga
supervised a staff of 14 employees and was responsible for forecasts and sales plans. Prior to 2000 Mr. Biga spent five years as Regional Manager of Primerica Financial Services, a member of Citigroup. Mr. Biga assisted in investment portfolio maintenance, recruitment and training of licensed agents, conducted seminars for schools, churches, and businesses. Mr. Biga was a college scholarship athlete and attended West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia. Daniel is married to wife Tracy, and together they have two boys.