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Santa Maria & Company

Craig Santa Maria

President & COO

Phone: (925) 279-4982 

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    As a founder of SMC, Craig has overseen the growth of the firm since its inception, helping to build the company’s reputation for providing the highest quality of expert service with the greatest integrity. He is responsible for managing relationships with a select group of insurance carriers, the establishment of business relationships with strategic professional advisors and the counseling of the firm's diverse clientele, particularly those in the hospitality, food, assisted living, construction, staffing and  healthcare industries.

    Craig has more than 20 years of insurance experience. Prior to founding SMC, he served in executive roles with major insurance carriers, organizing, managing, and marketing to Fortune 1000 companies. Craig is an expert in alternative risk finance, coverage analysis, and designing cash flow programs for clients. He began his career at a large regional insurance carrier, developing an expertise in risk management for liability and Workers’ Compensation issues.

    An alumnus of the University of California at Irvine, Craig is a member of several executive groups. He provides expert witness services in connection with complex liability cases, and is often the go-to expert for regional media reporting on risk management topics.