Meet Our Professional Staff

H. Linwood Insurance has recruited some of the best professionals in the industry to represent our company and line of markets and products. We have over 100 years of combined experience to help you with your individual needs and service. All of our Brokers and staff have your best interests in mind and want to assist you with your insurance and risk management needs.

  • Hadley L. Wood – CEO/President - Sr. Business Broker
  • M. Garvey Gunia – Commercial Insurance Broker; CA, TX and CO
  • Cherise Williams - Administrative Manager/CSR
  • Christopher Wood - New Business Development - California
  • Kyle Jannow  - New Busiess Development - No Califirnia
  • Julia Roth - Commercial Insurance Broker - Texas
  • Tracy Robbins - Accounting

Hadley Wood, CEO/President - Sr. Business Broker

"When you ignore the problem, you are always going to miss the solution". H. Wood

Comprehensive risk management and proper insurance coverage is one of the cornerstones of a solid and safely growing business. I take the time to evaluate key business exposures and find competitive ways to protect risks. 

I am the Founder and CEO of H. Linwood Insurance Services, Inc., a California Corporation since January, 2010. My ultimate goal is to understand my clients business, assess their needs and find the appropriate insurance programs and packages to protect them from costly claims. I don't SELL insurance policies...I OFFER peace of mind. 

I have been working in the insurance world for over 15 years and I am a business insurance specialist. My clients trust me to find the right coverage for them and I take this seriously. I am a Broker (I work for YOU not the insurance company) and work with over 20 underwriters and over 600 carriers to find the right programs and coverage options for each of my clients. My client list is extensive and diverse and includes: professionals, construction trades, main-street businesses, artisans, restaurants, bars & taverns, salons, film productions, agriculture, engineering firms, manufacturing companies, sports teams, auto shops, non-profit's and more. 

Prior to the insurance arena, I was an executive in Los Angeles and obtained an MBA fro UCLA.   My goal has always been to help business owners recognize their risks and then help protect them.  The insurance industry is actually very creative and dynamic. The market changes - and finding the right program and product for each client is fun, challenging and requires wearing many hats and using all types of resources. Some days, I am a detective, or a teacher, or a coach, an analyst and a cheerleader. All of my business knowledge and people skills come into play daily. I truly love what I do and am grateful to be able to help each of my clients in unique ways.

Specialties: General Liability, Workers Comp, Bonds, Construction Risks, Risk Management for Business Owners, Professional Liability, EPLI, Cyber Liability, Equipment

She happily resides in Carlsbad, CA.  She enjoys hiking, bike riding, exotic travel and fun dinner parties.

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