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About The Safegard Group, Inc.

The Safegard Group, Inc. is a leading, full service insurance broker and risk management consulting firm. Safegard was founded in 1994 by Robert V. Donato III on the basis of superior customer service and expert technical knowledge.

We are a well-established company with a reputation for honesty, integrity, unsurpassed service and groundbreaking business solutions. Insurance is a complex business. We understand the intricacies of insurance and continually monitor the changing rules and regulations that might affect your coverage. We not only know the insurance business—but we work to understand yours. We know that each client is unique and that your business has its own individual insurance requirements. Our experts work with you to identify your exposures and construct a cost-effective risk management program underwritten by our most qualified insurance companies.

By working in close partnership with our clients, we ensure their assets are properly protected from loss. Our consultants will design a tailored insurance program to fit your needs by completing a thorough analysis of your exposures to risk.

Safegard has developed significant relationships with a multitude of insurance companies, which results in our ability to deliver the broadest coverage at the most competitive price.

Unfortunately, losses will and do occur. Our staff of experienced claims professionals will work on your behalf to assure proper handling and timely resolution of your claim.

We take pride in our commitment to provide our clients with unparalleled customer service. At The Safegard Group, the preservation and conservation of our clients’ assets is one of our highest priorities.

The Safegard Group office is located in Media, Pennsylvania and you can find our full contact information and ability to send us an email on our contact page.

Core Values


The Safegard Group works to bring you excellence and act in your best interest as risk managers and advisers to provide targeted, customized risk management products and services.


The Safegard Group works in close partnership with our clients to create and deliver innovative risk management solutions and services enabling our customers to be more successful.  We listen and respond to the specific needs of our clients, allowing us to provide cutting-edge business solutions, cost-effective products and services, and superior customer service.


Above all, The Safegard Group values integrity and the highest ethical standards. Our commitment to these principles is a fundamental element of our culture and continues to be a strong platform from which we exceed the expectations of our clients.

Executive Leadership

Robert V. Donato III, CWCP, CRIS


Bob founded The Safegard Group in 1994 in order to create an insurance agency with a strong focus on customer service and technical expertise. In his current role as Chairman, he develops and monitors strategies for ensuring long-term viability of the company as well as maintains relationships with clients and peer organizations. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Delaware, is a licensed property and casualty agent and obtained his CWCP accreditation from Michigan State University.

Bob is quite active in community service having served on the boards of the Easter Seal Society of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties and the Rocky Run YMCA. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association of the University of Delaware and the Riddle HealthCare Foundation.

William C. Donato Jr., CPCU, CRIS

Chief Executive Officer

Bill is responsible for overseeing daily operations, the management, and the strategic direction of The Safegard Group. Since joining The Safegard Group in 1995, Bill has held a variety of positions including account manager, head of the Claims and Risk Control Departments, Leader of the Commercial Lines Department, President, and Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2017.  Additionally, he serves as team leader for all agency acquisitions.

Bill graduated summa cum laude from the Schreyer Honors College Pennsylvania State University, where he currently serves on the Board and is heavily involved in recruitment, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. Bill also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Penn Liberty Bank and as a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

William J. Calderaro, MLIS, MBA


Since joining The Safegard Group in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Bill Calderaro has served the firm in many capacities. In September 2017, he was appointed President. In addition to overall company leadership, he continues to manage and grow his client portfolio, utilizing twenty-four years of experience and technical knowledge.

Bill’s areas of expertise include both Captive and Traditional Market placements with continued industry focus in technology, non-profit, professional services, and construction.

Bill has a B.A. from Villanova University and an Executive MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is a licensed Pennsylvania Agent and Broker and carries a Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designation.

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