Steve joined Woodruff Sawyer in 1981. He works with organizations from new venture formation through IPO, commercialization, and international expansion. In addition to specializing in property and casualty risks, he has extensive experience addressing directors’ and officers’ liability needs of public company clients as part of Woodruff Sawyer’s Management Liability Practice.
Steve launched the firm’s Life Sciences Practice in 1991, and has been instrumental in taking it to its current position as one of the nation’s largest. He was also the driving force behind Woodruff Sawyer’s successful CleanTech Practice, formed in 2008. He has worked with global insurers to create innovative Performance Warranty programs for solar and other clean tech projects, providing customized financial backstops to facilitate “bankability” for securing financing for various projects.
A member of Woodruff Sawyer’s Board of Directors, Steve is equally passionate about perpetuating the firm’s ethos of community and client-centricity through mentorship and organizational development activities.
Steve has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has also earned the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).