Press Release

Woodruff Sawyer Adds Patrick Cagney to Management Liability Team

December 5, 2023

San Francisco, CA – December 5, 2023 – Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the U.S., announced Patrick Cagney has joined the firm as Vice President, Management Liability. Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Patrick spent over 6 years at RT Specialty where he specialized in management and professional liability insurance placements for financial institutions. Before that, he worked for AON and Chubb. He will be based in Chicago, IL.

In his role, Patrick will continue to focus on the financial institution sector working with clients in fintech, asset management, banks, and non-bank lenders to navigate their complex needs, design and execute client strategy, and manage challenging renewals.

He says, “In my prior roles, I worked with Woodruff Sawyer’s financial services team, and culturally, it was a great fit – smart people, problem-solvers, with an intense focus on clients. And it doesn’t hurt that they are fun to work with.”

Seth Pfalzer, National Management Liability Practice Leader adds, “Patrick is an exceptional addition to our team. His technical expertise, negotiation skills, creative problem-solving, and his focus on client service align well with Woodruff Sawyer’s ‘client-first’ mindset. Our clients will appreciate the experience, curiosity, and responsiveness he brings to their accounts.”

About Woodruff Sawyer

As one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property & casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents. For more information, call 844.972.6326, or visit