Dave North is executive chairman of Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions. A proven industry leader, Dave brings vision and experience to the company, its customers and the industry.
Prior to assuming this executive role, Dave led the company’s growth from $50 million to over $3.5 billion as Sedgwick president and chief executive officer—a position he held since 1995. Under Dave’s leadership, Sedgwick grew from a boutique, regional third-party claims administrator to the premier global provider of innovative business solutions in the areas of workers' compensation, disability, absence management, property loss adjusting and more. Today, Sedgwick has more than 27,000 colleagues throughout 65 countries who take care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other solutions.
Dave has over thirty-nine years of experience in risk management services. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry conferences. In 2016, EY honored Dave with its Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast U.S. Region. He previously developed and taught the American Management Association course on Advanced Risk Management Strategies: Managing the Total Cost of Risk. In 2002, Dave was recognized by Business Insurance as one of the 35 “Rising Stars” in insurance worldwide. And, he co-authored the book The Art of Self-Insurance. Dave has served on the board of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute and is past chairman of the board of the Integrated Benefits Institute.
Dave is currently a director for The Institutes. In 2016, Dave serves as the chairman of The University of Memphis’s Board of Trustees. He previously served on the university’s Board of Visitors and concurrently serves on the University of Memphis Foundation Board and the President’s Innovation Board.