Woodruff Sawyer announced today that Dan Schmidt has joined their firm as a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare Practice. Dan has over 30 years’ experience working with clients in the areas of healthcare and medical group self-insurance, captive formation and management, as well as integrated liability program structure design. His expertise includes developing both traditional and non-traditional risk financing, risk transfer mechanisms, and combinations of both on-shore and off-shore captive and risk retention group concepts.
Dan will be a key member of the San Francisco team and will also be implementing an office based in Reno, Nevada. He will utilize his significant market knowledge and expertise to provide strategic insights as Woodruff Sawyer continues to develop and increase their national presence in the healthcare space.
“I am excited to join an organization with the experience, expertise and resources to best respond to the unique needs of my clients,” said Dan. “I look forward to contributing to a platform that is well-suited for the needs of an evolving healthcare market.”
“Dan has built his career around providing deep expertise, outstanding counsel, and fierce advocacy for his clients,” said CEO Andy Barrengos. “He is a well-established leader in the healthcare industry and a consummate professional. We are so pleased Dan is joining our team.”
Dan began his career in risk management at a large university teaching hospital, where he founded one of the earliest Vermont captive insurance companies in 1987. He has spent the last 20 years leading and building successful strategic healthcare initiatives for several major insurance brokers.