Woodruff Sawyer announced today that Brendan Williams has been named the new Southern California Practice Leader. He will be assuming leadership of the Southern California region in early 2018 upon the retirement of Ron Packouz—founder and current practice leader in the region.
“Brendan was our first employee hired in the Southern California region,” said Ron Packouz. “For 11 years he has been a critical part of the development and growth of the office. I cannot think of a better person to guide our continued success.”
“We’re thrilled Brendan will be leading our Southern California region into its next phase of growth and development,” said Andy Barrengos, CEO of Woodruff Sawyer. “He is a proven client executive and business development leader. His dedication to his clients, along with his strategic business expertise, will be invaluable in his new role.”
In addition to driving the overall growth of the Southern California region, Brendan has overseen the region’s Directors & Officers Liability practice and M&A insurance solutions for public and pre-IPO companies. With his expertise in executive liability and risk management, he serves clients in technology, life science, healthcare, retail, real estate, and manufacturing.
Brendan will be supported by a leadership team comprised of Jared Pelissier in Business Development, Laura Kearney in Operations, Jeff Slay in Employee Benefits, and Ron Guerena in P&C. This team has been designed to provide the level of expertise and support needed to manage Woodruff Sawyer’s current business and leverage the firm’s growth opportunity in Southern California.