David Lockhart was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and assumes his new role effective June 1. He will report to the company's President, Melissa Burt DeVriese, and succeeds Clive Becker-Jones who is retiring from the company after serving as Chief Financial Officer for 10 years.
Lockhart joined Security First Insurance as the Controller in November 2016 bringing nearly 15 years of accounting and insurance experience to the organization. Prior to joining Security First Insurance, Lockhart held a variety of positions across insurance and finance companies including Chief Financial Officer, Controller, and Auditor. Lockhart is responsible for managing the company's overall accounting functions, including financial reporting, controls, and operations.
"David has been an essential part of the company's growth and financial stability," said Melissa Burt DeVriese, President of Security First Insurance. "He will continue to help us with strategic planning, business analysis, and building a world-class homeowner's insurance company that finds ways to tailor coverage and meet the ever-changing needs of our customers." she continued.
Security First Insurance also named Brad Jones as Controller. Jones has worked with the company since 2019 as an Assistant Controller with more than 18 years of accounting experience. He will continue reporting to Lockhart. Lockhart oversees a team of insurance professionals including the Controller, Statutory Accountants, Treasury Accountant, Corporate Staff Accountant, and Support Specialists.
“I have been fortunate to work with an outstanding accounting team and a few members who have joined the department from other business areas, achieving accreditation and education to grow their accounting careers," said Lockhart. "It is a privilege to work for a family-held company that believes in promoting from within and offering valuable insurance careers at every level within the company." he continued.
Security First has several openings for positions located across the organization including Business Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Claims Examiner, Underwriter, and Product Analyst. For more information, visit SecurityFirstFlorida.com/Careers.