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Andy Barrengos

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Andy Barrengos has been a part of the Woodruff Sawyer team since 1996, and has served as CEO since 2016. Andy leads our firm with a focus on developing our people, delivering outstanding services, tools, and solutions for our clients, and growing the firm in new and existing sectors across our national platform.

415.399.6312

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R. Cam Dickinson

Senior Vice President, Construction

In addition to providing risk management services to clients, Cam is Manager of Woodruff Sawyer’s Construction Practice. In this role, Cam oversees our client service group and coordinates business development activities.

415.399.6308

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Chad Follmer

Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Life Science Practices

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Chad leads the Healthcare Practice at Woodruff Sawyer. His expertise in the healthcare and medical industry includes regulatory risk, data privacy and cyber risks, alternative risk finance structures (captives, RRGs, SIRs and trusts) and risk solutions for ACOs and all forms of coordinate care structures. Chad is a Risk and Insurance Magazine “Power Broker” award recipient, and authors blog features on timely healthcare topics. 

415.399.6384

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Dan Berry

Senior Vice President, Private Equity & Venture Capital Group Leader, Management Liability

Dan leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital group and is an expert in D&O/management liability risks. He works closely with his clients to provide guidance on risk mitigation and risk management solutions, including insurance. Dan also negotiates directly with insurance carriers to customize insurance programs that meet the risk transfer needs of his clients. Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Dan was a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.

415.399.6473

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Dan Burke

National Cyber Practice Leader

Contributor, Cyber Liability

As National Cyber Practice Leader, Dan drives the strategy to grow our cyber business, such as developing tools to help clients and prospects understand and quantify their cyber exposures, as well as thought leadership. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has been quoted in various trade magazines and newsletters, including The Wall Street Journal.

415.402.6514

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Dan Hodges

Senior Vice President, Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Dan brings a uniquely analytical and sophisticated approach to employee benefits and risk management. With over 16 years of consulting experience, Dan has worked with a large cross-section of employers including those in healthcare, not-for-profits, hi-tech, service, and hospitality. In 2010, Dan was honored with the Excellence in Partnership with HR award from the Silicon Valley HR Symposium. His areas of specialization include managing large, multi-state clients as well as outsourced benefit administration.

415.878.2463

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Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

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Diane Borden

Private Client Executive

Contributor, Private Client

Diane is co-leader of Woodruff Sawyer’s Private Client Practice, responsible for the strategic development and management of our personal insurance operations. With more than 25 years’ experience serving in underwriting and brokerage roles, Diane’s expertise as a trusted insurance advisor has helped generations of high net-worth individuals and their families design comprehensive personal insurance portfolios geared to their unique lifestyle and risk to loss.

855.738.1115

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Emily Maier

Senior Vice President, National Group Leader - M&A Insurance

Editor, Mergers & Acquisitions

Leading Woodruff Sawyers M&A practice, Emily provides consultation to clients seeking to minimize their risks associated with merger and acquisition activity. This includes Representations and Warranties, Tax Opinion Liability, and Litigation Buy-Out coverages. She has worked with both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers over a wide range of transaction sizes and industries, and is a frequent speaker and author on M&A transaction solutions.

949.435.7378

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Jane Njavro

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Contributor, Management Liability/D&O

Jane specializes in advising clients on the challenges that directors and officers face internationally. Jane places bespoke D&O insurance policies for many high-profile, high-risk, and large market-cap companies domiciled in the US and internationally. She also focuses on providing executive liability solutions directly to non-US companies listed on US exchanges. Jane holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

415.399.6360

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Jeffrey Slay

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Southern California Practice Leader

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Jeff brings over 25 years of employee benefits experience to clients, spanning both the consulting and insurance carrier sides of the business. As Partner in Charge, he works with clients as a key strategist around all aspects of your employee benefits program. He also ensures that the team has the resources necessary to deliver the agreed upon objectives. Jeff started his career at Aetna where he won the Field Award for Management Excellence (FAME) both years before venturing out to start a benefits-only firm. Jeff is active in the carrier market and sits on numerous advisory councils and product development committees for all of the major insurance carriers.

949.435.7390

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Jen Scales

Vice President, Employee Benefits

Jen leverages 15 years of industry experience to help clients find the right combination of benefits solutions for their employees. As a trusted adviser to start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, she prides herself on listening to the struggles many clients face, learning about their business, and guiding them to a cohesive solution.

415.399.6453

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Kevin Moore

Associate Producer

Kevin focuses on providing customized risk management solutions and information to businesses, and works to build and maintain market relationships toward that end . He's passionate about advocating for clients and representing their needs, from strategic planning to ongoing insurance program management.

925.520.7469

LinkedIn

Kevin Panzera

Vice President, Private Client Growth Leader

Contributor, Private Client

Kevin co-leads our Private Client Practice to develop growth strategies and solutions to meet the needs of clients. With over 15 years of experience insuring the complex lifestyles, liability, and personal property assets of successful executives, business owners, and families of wealth, Kevin has a proven track record of innovation, production, and strategic leadership in the private client area.

415.399.6396

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Lauri Floresca

Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability

Editor, Cyber Liability

Lauri is a widely respected expert and frequent speaker on the issues of directors & officers liability and cyber liability. She has developed her expertise surrounding complex privacy breach claims and innovative Cyber Liability solutions, and has extensive experience placing D&O programs for public companies of all sizes, including NASDAQ 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

415.402.6523

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Leslie Slay

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Services

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Woodruff Sawyer’s annual Board Education Resource Guide is hot off the presses. In it, directors will find a variety of events, hosted by leading organizations across the US and by Woodruff Sawyer, to suit their continuing education needs throughout 2020.… More

626.788.4611

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Luke Parsons

Vice President, Private Equity & Transactional Risk Group

As a Vice President, Luke is skilled in working alongside private equity firms, family offices, alternative asset managers, and their portfolio companies as they seek to invest in or acquire platform and add-on transactions in the lower, core, and upper middle-market. Luke has experience in transactions across industry sectors, including healthcare and life sciences, technology and business services, consumer brands and retail, and niche manufacturing.

415.399.6392

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Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Editor, Management Liability/D&O

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya serves on the board of an S&P 500 public company and a large private company and has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry. 

415.402.6527

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Scott Goettelman, Esq.

Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Claims

In addition to developing creative solutions to complex coverage issues, Scott is known for his ability to distill highly technical information into easily understandable terms for clients.

720.593.5408

LinkedIn

Sid Bahadkar

Account Representative, International Benefits

Contributor, International Benefits

Sid is an SHRM certified professional with experience of working in the Indian and US markets as an HR and Employee Benefits professional. Having worked closely with employees of diverse cultures, she brings a broad and enriched perspective to client solutions. As an Account Representative, she collaborates with the international team on global mobility pieces and a variety of service areas.

415.402.6438

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Stephen Glazier

Vice President, Casualty Loss Control Specialist

Stephen has over 16 years of insurance industry experience and 22 years of injury prevention experience. As Casualty Loss Specialist, he provides analysis and strategies to address a wide variety of workers’ compensation and property & casualty issues.

720.593.5409

LinkedIn

Tyson Freeburg

Associate Producer, Transactional Insurance Group

As associate producer, Tyson focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions risk.

949.435.7366

LinkedIn

Vysali Soundararajan

Corporate Counsel, Associate Vice President

Vysali Soundararajan serves as Corporate Counsel at Woodruff Sawyer. She is a specialist in claims management and advocacy for management liability policies, including Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Cyber, and Errors & Omissions insurance policies. She advocates on behalf of clients with carriers on all aspects of insurance recovery. She is the author of numerous articles on topics in management liability. Vysali is also an experienced presenter and adjunct faculty on negotiation (RISE Austin) and intellectual property (UT Austin). Vysali was awarded her Masters in Law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, College of Law; and her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. Vysali is a member of both the Texas and California Bar.

415-399-6472

Wade Pederson

Senior Vice President & Partner, Property & Casualty and Management Liability

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Wade specializes in property & casualty and management liability exposures for companies in all stages of growth and risk complexities. Wade’s expertise across the spectrum of business risks enables him to take a holistic approach with clients. He manages client relationships and works directly with insurance markets to negotiate and place programs.

415.399.6354

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Yelena Dunaevsky, Esq.

Contributor, Mergers & Acquisitions

A corporate transactional and securities attorney by training, Yelena advises clients on M&A- and IPO-related insurance solutions. She spearheads data and trend analysis and other initiatives at Woodruff Sawyer. She is a frequent author of articles covering various aspects of corporate transactions.

949.435.7398

LinkedIn

Zac Overbay

Chief Operating Officer

Zac is responsible for many of Woodruff Sawyer's operational functions in support of its growing national footprint, resources, and industry sectors. A longstanding instructor and author on the topics of insurance claims and risk management, Zac has co-authored insurance education textbooks and has been published in leading industry journals such as Risk Management Magazine, CPCU Journal, and Risk Management Quarterly.

415.402.6537

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Woodruff Sawyer’s annual Board Education Resource Guide is hot off the presses. In it, directors will find a variety of events, hosted by leading organizations across the US and by Woodruff Sawyer, to suit their continuing education needs throughout 2020.… More

Andy Barrengos

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Andy Barrengos has been a part of the Woodruff Sawyer team since 1996, and has served as CEO since 2016. Andy leads our firm with a focus on developing our people, delivering outstanding services, tools, and solutions for our clients, and growing the firm in new and existing sectors across our national platform.

415.399.6312

LinkedIn

R. Cam Dickinson

Senior Vice President, Construction

In addition to providing risk management services to clients, Cam is Manager of Woodruff Sawyer’s Construction Practice. In this role, Cam oversees our client service group and coordinates business development activities.

415.399.6308

LinkedIn

Chad Follmer

Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Life Science Practices

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Chad leads the Healthcare Practice at Woodruff Sawyer. His expertise in the healthcare and medical industry includes regulatory risk, data privacy and cyber risks, alternative risk finance structures (captives, RRGs, SIRs and trusts) and risk solutions for ACOs and all forms of coordinate care structures. Chad is a Risk and Insurance Magazine “Power Broker” award recipient, and authors blog features on timely healthcare topics. 

415.399.6384

LinkedIn

Dan Berry

Senior Vice President, Private Equity & Venture Capital Group Leader, Management Liability

Dan leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital group and is an expert in D&O/management liability risks. He works closely with his clients to provide guidance on risk mitigation and risk management solutions, including insurance. Dan also negotiates directly with insurance carriers to customize insurance programs that meet the risk transfer needs of his clients. Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Dan was a sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.

415.399.6473

LinkedIn

Dan Burke

National Cyber Practice Leader

Contributor, Cyber Liability

As National Cyber Practice Leader, Dan drives the strategy to grow our cyber business, such as developing tools to help clients and prospects understand and quantify their cyber exposures, as well as thought leadership. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has been quoted in various trade magazines and newsletters, including The Wall Street Journal.

415.402.6514

LinkedIn

Dan Hodges

Senior Vice President, Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Dan brings a uniquely analytical and sophisticated approach to employee benefits and risk management. With over 16 years of consulting experience, Dan has worked with a large cross-section of employers including those in healthcare, not-for-profits, hi-tech, service, and hospitality. In 2010, Dan was honored with the Excellence in Partnership with HR award from the Silicon Valley HR Symposium. His areas of specialization include managing large, multi-state clients as well as outsourced benefit administration.

415.878.2463

LinkedIn

Address

ws_individual_address

Darren Cartwright

Senior Vice President, Claims Audit and Consulting Group

Editor, Claims

Darren leads our Claims Audit and Consulting Group, offering expertise in the areas of occupational and non-occupational disabilities, leaves of absence, and workers’ compensation. In addition to his work in saving clients time and money on complex litigated claims and by auditing claim programs, he helps clients implement Integrated Disability Management (IDM) programs and come to understand the true cost of absence.

415.402.6542

LinkedIn

Diane Borden

Private Client Executive

Contributor, Private Client

Diane is co-leader of Woodruff Sawyer’s Private Client Practice, responsible for the strategic development and management of our personal insurance operations. With more than 25 years’ experience serving in underwriting and brokerage roles, Diane’s expertise as a trusted insurance advisor has helped generations of high net-worth individuals and their families design comprehensive personal insurance portfolios geared to their unique lifestyle and risk to loss.

855.738.1115

LinkedIn

Emily Maier

Senior Vice President, National Group Leader - M&A Insurance

Editor, Mergers & Acquisitions

Leading Woodruff Sawyers M&A practice, Emily provides consultation to clients seeking to minimize their risks associated with merger and acquisition activity. This includes Representations and Warranties, Tax Opinion Liability, and Litigation Buy-Out coverages. She has worked with both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers over a wide range of transaction sizes and industries, and is a frequent speaker and author on M&A transaction solutions.

949.435.7378

LinkedIn

Jane Njavro

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Contributor, Management Liability/D&O

Jane specializes in advising clients on the challenges that directors and officers face internationally. Jane places bespoke D&O insurance policies for many high-profile, high-risk, and large market-cap companies domiciled in the US and internationally. She also focuses on providing executive liability solutions directly to non-US companies listed on US exchanges. Jane holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

415.399.6360

LinkedIn

Jeffrey Slay

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Southern California Practice Leader

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Jeff brings over 25 years of employee benefits experience to clients, spanning both the consulting and insurance carrier sides of the business. As Partner in Charge, he works with clients as a key strategist around all aspects of your employee benefits program. He also ensures that the team has the resources necessary to deliver the agreed upon objectives. Jeff started his career at Aetna where he won the Field Award for Management Excellence (FAME) both years before venturing out to start a benefits-only firm. Jeff is active in the carrier market and sits on numerous advisory councils and product development committees for all of the major insurance carriers.

949.435.7390

LinkedIn

Jen Scales

Vice President, Employee Benefits

Jen leverages 15 years of industry experience to help clients find the right combination of benefits solutions for their employees. As a trusted adviser to start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, she prides herself on listening to the struggles many clients face, learning about their business, and guiding them to a cohesive solution.

415.399.6453

LinkedIn

Kevin Moore

Associate Producer

Kevin focuses on providing customized risk management solutions and information to businesses, and works to build and maintain market relationships toward that end . He's passionate about advocating for clients and representing their needs, from strategic planning to ongoing insurance program management.

925.520.7469

LinkedIn

Kevin Panzera

Vice President, Private Client Growth Leader

Contributor, Private Client

Kevin co-leads our Private Client Practice to develop growth strategies and solutions to meet the needs of clients. With over 15 years of experience insuring the complex lifestyles, liability, and personal property assets of successful executives, business owners, and families of wealth, Kevin has a proven track record of innovation, production, and strategic leadership in the private client area.

415.399.6396

LinkedIn

Lauri Floresca

Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability

Editor, Cyber Liability

Lauri is a widely respected expert and frequent speaker on the issues of directors & officers liability and cyber liability. She has developed her expertise surrounding complex privacy breach claims and innovative Cyber Liability solutions, and has extensive experience placing D&O programs for public companies of all sizes, including NASDAQ 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

415.402.6523

LinkedIn

Leslie Slay

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Services

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Woodruff Sawyer’s annual Board Education Resource Guide is hot off the presses. In it, directors will find a variety of events, hosted by leading organizations across the US and by Woodruff Sawyer, to suit their continuing education needs throughout 2020.… More

626.788.4611

LinkedIn

Luke Parsons

Vice President, Private Equity & Transactional Risk Group

As a Vice President, Luke is skilled in working alongside private equity firms, family offices, alternative asset managers, and their portfolio companies as they seek to invest in or acquire platform and add-on transactions in the lower, core, and upper middle-market. Luke has experience in transactions across industry sectors, including healthcare and life sciences, technology and business services, consumer brands and retail, and niche manufacturing.

415.399.6392

LinkedIn

Priya Cherian Huskins

Senior Vice President, Management Liability

Editor, Management Liability/D&O

Priya is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. In addition to consulting on D&O insurance, she counsels clients on corporate governance matters, including ways to reduce their exposure to shareholder lawsuits and regulatory investigations. Priya serves on the board of an S&P 500 public company and a large private company and has an impressive list of publications, speaking engagements, and awards for her influence and expertise in the industry. 

415.402.6527

LinkedIn

Scott Goettelman, Esq.

Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Claims

In addition to developing creative solutions to complex coverage issues, Scott is known for his ability to distill highly technical information into easily understandable terms for clients.

720.593.5408

LinkedIn

Sid Bahadkar

Account Representative, International Benefits

Contributor, International Benefits

Sid is an SHRM certified professional with experience of working in the Indian and US markets as an HR and Employee Benefits professional. Having worked closely with employees of diverse cultures, she brings a broad and enriched perspective to client solutions. As an Account Representative, she collaborates with the international team on global mobility pieces and a variety of service areas.

415.402.6438

LinkedIn

Stephen Glazier

Vice President, Casualty Loss Control Specialist

Stephen has over 16 years of insurance industry experience and 22 years of injury prevention experience. As Casualty Loss Specialist, he provides analysis and strategies to address a wide variety of workers’ compensation and property & casualty issues.

720.593.5409

LinkedIn

Tyson Freeburg

Associate Producer, Transactional Insurance Group

As associate producer, Tyson focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions risk.

949.435.7366

LinkedIn

Vysali Soundararajan

Corporate Counsel, Associate Vice President

Vysali Soundararajan serves as Corporate Counsel at Woodruff Sawyer. She is a specialist in claims management and advocacy for management liability policies, including Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Cyber, and Errors & Omissions insurance policies. She advocates on behalf of clients with carriers on all aspects of insurance recovery. She is the author of numerous articles on topics in management liability. Vysali is also an experienced presenter and adjunct faculty on negotiation (RISE Austin) and intellectual property (UT Austin). Vysali was awarded her Masters in Law from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, College of Law; and her Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University. Vysali is a member of both the Texas and California Bar.

415-399-6472

Wade Pederson

Senior Vice President & Partner, Property & Casualty and Management Liability

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Wade specializes in property & casualty and management liability exposures for companies in all stages of growth and risk complexities. Wade’s expertise across the spectrum of business risks enables him to take a holistic approach with clients. He manages client relationships and works directly with insurance markets to negotiate and place programs.

415.399.6354

LinkedIn

Yelena Dunaevsky, Esq.

Contributor, Mergers & Acquisitions

A corporate transactional and securities attorney by training, Yelena advises clients on M&A- and IPO-related insurance solutions. She spearheads data and trend analysis and other initiatives at Woodruff Sawyer. She is a frequent author of articles covering various aspects of corporate transactions.

949.435.7398

LinkedIn

Zac Overbay

Chief Operating Officer

Zac is responsible for many of Woodruff Sawyer's operational functions in support of its growing national footprint, resources, and industry sectors. A longstanding instructor and author on the topics of insurance claims and risk management, Zac has co-authored insurance education textbooks and has been published in leading industry journals such as Risk Management Magazine, CPCU Journal, and Risk Management Quarterly.

415.402.6537

LinkedIn