Matt Gauen

Senior Vice President

Property & Casualty


Matt has been in the insurance industry since 1985. As a key account executive, he supports clients strategic and day-to-day service needs and assumes primary responsibility for the negotiation and placement of their P&C insurance programs.

Prior to joining Woodruff-Sawyer, Matt spent 19 years at Marsh where he was a senior vice president in the global technology, media and telecommunications practice in their Newport Beach office. In addition to the industries described, Matt has extensive experience working with other industry segments such as life science, manufacturing and distribution. He also has expertise in complex coverages such as errors and omissions and international risks.

Matt has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and holds the CPCU and CIC designations. He is based in our Southern California (Irvine) office.