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Andy Barrengos

Chairman & CEO

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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Anne Belinn

Senior Vice President, Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

With 20 years at Woodruff Sawyer and four years working in human resources, Anne specializes in working with post start-up, emerging growth high-technology, and biotechnology companies.

415.399.6314

LinkedIn

Carolyn Polikoff

Senior Vice President, National Commercial Lines Practice Leader

Carolyn oversees our firm’s property & casualty and management liability services on an enterprise-wide basis, working to ensure consistent client service and strategy under a unified national structure.

415.402.6513

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

Senior Vice President, National Cyber Practice Leader

Editor, 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

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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

LinkedIn

David Rocklin

Senior Claims Consultant, Claims

As a Senior Claims Consultant with Woodruff Sawyer, David is responsible for the effective management of claims for clients in the areas of directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, cyber/errors and omissions liability, fiduciary liability, crime, and kidnap and ransom. David has over 27 years of experience and specializes in analyzing complex claims, developing claim action plans, and negotiating with insurers. He advocates effectively for clients in coverage disputes and serves as a conduit between clients, their legal counsel, and insurers.

949.435.7410

LinkedIn

Debbie Hammer

Workers’ Compensation Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Debbie specializes in technical & reserve claim audits, large claim loss evaluation, training, developing claim handling procedures, disability management and return-to-work programs.

415.878.2476

LinkedIn

Emanuel Enes

Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Claims

A veteran of the insurance industry for over 25 years, Emanuel is responsible for providing high level property and cargo claim advocacy and consulting services globally. He assists in the implementation of insurance solutions to meet client needs and supports client-facing professionals within the sales team.

415.399.6372

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

Jacob Decker

Vice President, Director of Financial Institutions

As director of financial institutions for our Management Liability practice, which focuses on D&O/management liability risks, Jacob works directly with clients and also at the Practice level on relationship management and new business development.

206.876.5382

LinkedIn

Joshua Andrews

Senior Claims Consultant, Property & Casualty

Contributor, Property & Casualty

As a Senior Claims Consultant in Property and Casualty, Joshua's primary focus is to help clients facilitate the various levels of Claims Management so their results exceed Industry measures and they obtain the most favorable outcome on each individual claim.

503.416.6830

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

Jennifer Chung, Esq.

Vice President, Senior Compliance Officer, Employee Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

As Senior Benefits Compliance Officer and Lead ERISA counsel, Jen manages the Benefits Compliance team and drives the strategy and development of our benefits compliance policies, processes, and training.

415.402.6577

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

Jim Tolliver

Private Client Group Practice Leader

Contributor, Private Client

Jim brings more than 20 years of experience to the private client practice. He is passionately committed to tailoring complex insurance programs for highly successful individuals and commercial businesses.

415.402.6450

LinkedIn

Kathy Prosser

Senior Vice President, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Kathy focuses on the strategic vision for our Benefits services and works collaboratively across the organization to lead the Benefits leadership team.

503.416.7903

LinkedIn

Kevin Moore

Associate Producer

Contributor, Property & Casualty

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

Kristina Keck

Vice President, Retirement Plans

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Kristina helps lead Woodruff Sawyer’s Retirement Plan Practice, with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate pension and the investment industry. She has been recognized as one of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Female Retirement Advisors and San Francisco Magazine's Five Star Wealth Managers.

415.399.6459

LinkedIn

Lauri Floresca

Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability

Contributor, 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

Insights

How Much Is That D&O Premium? Eye-Popping D&O Price Increases Confound SPAC Sponsors

October 21, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

This article was previously published on Mayer Brown’s Free Writings & Perspectives Blog.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

Rachel Miller

Associate Producer, Commercial Lines (Management Liability and P&C)

In her current role at Woodruff Sawyer, Rachel is responsible for developing new client relationships and presenting risk management solutions to decision makers.

415.402.6653

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

Front Page

Insights

How Much Is That D&O Premium? Eye-Popping D&O Price Increases Confound SPAC Sponsors

October 21, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

This article was previously published on Mayer Brown’s Free Writings & Perspectives Blog.More

Andy Barrengos

Chairman & CEO

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

Anne Belinn

Senior Vice President, Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

With 20 years at Woodruff Sawyer and four years working in human resources, Anne specializes in working with post start-up, emerging growth high-technology, and biotechnology companies.

415.399.6314

LinkedIn

Carolyn Polikoff

Senior Vice President, National Commercial Lines Practice Leader

Carolyn oversees our firm’s property & casualty and management liability services on an enterprise-wide basis, working to ensure consistent client service and strategy under a unified national structure.

415.402.6513

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

Senior Vice President, National Cyber Practice Leader

Editor, 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

David Rocklin

Senior Claims Consultant, Claims

As a Senior Claims Consultant with Woodruff Sawyer, David is responsible for the effective management of claims for clients in the areas of directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, cyber/errors and omissions liability, fiduciary liability, crime, and kidnap and ransom. David has over 27 years of experience and specializes in analyzing complex claims, developing claim action plans, and negotiating with insurers. He advocates effectively for clients in coverage disputes and serves as a conduit between clients, their legal counsel, and insurers.

949.435.7410

LinkedIn

Debbie Hammer

Workers’ Compensation Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Property & Casualty

Debbie specializes in technical & reserve claim audits, large claim loss evaluation, training, developing claim handling procedures, disability management and return-to-work programs.

415.878.2476

LinkedIn

Emanuel Enes

Senior Claims Consultant

Contributor, Claims

A veteran of the insurance industry for over 25 years, Emanuel is responsible for providing high level property and cargo claim advocacy and consulting services globally. He assists in the implementation of insurance solutions to meet client needs and supports client-facing professionals within the sales team.

415.399.6372

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

Jacob Decker

Vice President, Director of Financial Institutions

As director of financial institutions for our Management Liability practice, which focuses on D&O/management liability risks, Jacob works directly with clients and also at the Practice level on relationship management and new business development.

206.876.5382

LinkedIn

Joshua Andrews

Senior Claims Consultant, Property & Casualty

Contributor, Property & Casualty

As a Senior Claims Consultant in Property and Casualty, Joshua's primary focus is to help clients facilitate the various levels of Claims Management so their results exceed Industry measures and they obtain the most favorable outcome on each individual claim.

503.416.6830

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

Jennifer Chung, Esq.

Vice President, Senior Compliance Officer, Employee Benefits

Contributor, Employee Benefits

As Senior Benefits Compliance Officer and Lead ERISA counsel, Jen manages the Benefits Compliance team and drives the strategy and development of our benefits compliance policies, processes, and training.

415.402.6577

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

Jim Tolliver

Private Client Group Practice Leader

Contributor, Private Client

Jim brings more than 20 years of experience to the private client practice. He is passionately committed to tailoring complex insurance programs for highly successful individuals and commercial businesses.

415.402.6450

LinkedIn

Kathy Prosser

Senior Vice President, National Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Kathy focuses on the strategic vision for our Benefits services and works collaboratively across the organization to lead the Benefits leadership team.

503.416.7903

LinkedIn

Kevin Moore

Associate Producer

Contributor, Property & Casualty

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

Kristina Keck

Vice President, Retirement Plans

Contributor, Employee Benefits

Kristina helps lead Woodruff Sawyer’s Retirement Plan Practice, with more than 20 years of experience in the corporate pension and the investment industry. She has been recognized as one of the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) Top Female Retirement Advisors and San Francisco Magazine's Five Star Wealth Managers.

415.399.6459

LinkedIn

Lauri Floresca

Senior Vice President, Cyber Liability

Contributor, 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

Insights

How Much Is That D&O Premium? Eye-Popping D&O Price Increases Confound SPAC Sponsors

October 21, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

This article was previously published on Mayer Brown’s Free Writings & Perspectives Blog.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

Rachel Miller

Associate Producer, Commercial Lines (Management Liability and P&C)

In her current role at Woodruff Sawyer, Rachel is responsible for developing new client relationships and presenting risk management solutions to decision makers.

415.402.6653

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