Since 2005, we have been offering custom-tailored programs to meet the unique needs of each of our customers while also building relationships with our strategic partners. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security First Insurance Holdings, LLC, we represent several carriers to offer a variety of flexible coverage options including standard homeowners products, specialized surplus lines, personal articles coverages, yacht coverage, and personal umbrella coverage.
Our Management Team
Our executive management team at Security First Managers is comprised of a group of highly experienced professionals with industry expertise. Together, our team creates and supports key business initiatives for the company and its stakeholders. Our commitment to Security First Managers is exemplary of our company’s dedication to providing Extraordinary Solutions For Your Not-So-Ordinary Insurance Needs®.
Managing Member and Chairman
W. Lockwood “Locke” Burt
As a Florida State Senator from 1991 to 2002, Locke served in various leadership roles to bring progress to Florida’s legislative landscape. After leaving public office, Locke saw the need to offer Floridians more homeowners’ insurance coverage choices in the private market. Using his family’s 100-year background in insurance, Locke created Security First Insurance Company in 2004. Locke holds a B.S.B.A. and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago.
Harry Bleiwise began his insurance career in 1971 by founding his own agency, Rider Insurance Agency, which he owns. In 1977, Harry took his dedication to motorcycles to found one of the only insurance companies dedicated exclusively to motorcycle insurance coverage by starting Rider Insurance Company. Since then, he’s served as chairman of Rider Insurance Company. Rider Insurance currently offers motorcycle, ATV, and off-road insurance coverage in eight states.
President and Secretary
Melissa Burt DeVriese
Melissa’s responsibility for the company’s Legal, Human Resources, Training, and Security functions serves as a solid foundation for our company’s endeavors – notably, the company’s strategic plan and administrative policies. Her career includes an extensive background in private practice work and civil service positions. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from University of Miami and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Melissa is also a member of the bar associations in Washington, D.C., California, and Florida.
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Clive Becker Jones
In 1971, Clive emigrated from England where he joined the Hartford Group in Montreal, Canada as Assistant Controller and spent nearly two decades with the company before coming to work for Security First Managers in 2011. With over four decades of experience in the insurance industry, Clive oversees the production of financial reports for the board, leadership, rating agencies, and regulatory authorities as well as annual budget reviews and earnings forecasts. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Certified ARIAS – US arbitrator and umpire.