William A. Marino - Founder & Chief Executive Officer

William A. Marino, Founder of Star America and Managing Partner of Star America Infrastructure Partners, LLC began his career in the surety field where he discovered his passion for construction insurance and bonding.

Marino founded Allied North America, a “construction only” brokerage in 1979, laying the foundation for what developed into the largest private construction surety and insurance brokerage in the US.

Allied grew exponentially under Marino’s thoughtful leadership and seasoned decision-making. Indeed, his steadiness at the helm has provided successful guidance through the ups and downs of the construction market’s historic cycles. He continually pushed his firm and his people to seize opportunity and to stay on the cutting edge of technology, risk analysis and evolving customer needs. His efforts paid off as Allied was ranked in 2009 by Insurance Journal as the 5th largest private insurance brokerage in the United States.

Today, Marino devotes his time to North American infrastructure and the development of Public Private Partnerships though his work at Star America. Bill’s intimate knowledge of the industry and the relationships he has developed over the years creates a strong foundation for the organization.

Star America embodies Marino’s core principles of outstanding service, ethics and overall excellence. Star America was founded as a result of his vision to offer a financial services organization with deep seated industry knowledge and an innate ability to create investment opportunities for investing into America’s infrastructure.”