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Future Focused 

Greg Golub, Founder and CEO of San Mateo-based Sequoia Consulting Group, lists Herb Kelleher as one of his inspirational role models. Kelleher famously conceived of Southwest Airlines on a cocktail napkin. And for his part, Golub started a similarly high-flying company with a credit card.

At the tender age of only 28, Golub established the insurance brokerage with his college sweetheart, who later became his wife, Kelly. “She encouraged me to start our own busi- ness before we started having kids and juggling mortgages,” Golub recalls.

“We put the focus on clients first. As Sequoia continues to grow, we can be ever more impactful in a scalable way. From servicing hot startups that have a staff of 20, to helping established companies with 20,000 employees, our ultimate focus is on taking care of people.”

From such humble beginnings some 17 years ago, Golub has grown Sequoia into a behemoth provider of strategic benefits, Human Resources, and risk management services for an enviable roster of fast-growing firms.

In tandem with the company’s Sequoia Global Network partnership, it now does business in some 130 separate countries. From opening offices in Bangalore to headlining conferences in Budapest, Sequoia is the quintessential local company that’s made good on a global scale.

Against a backdrop of healthcare reform, the insurance industry has undergone enormous disruption over the past half-decade. Amid changing times, Sequoia constantly adapts to stay on the cutting edge. It has invested millions in efficient new technologies, including a popular mobile app that boasts a 4.9 App Store rating, has generated over 3,600 reviews, and counts approximately 60,000 users on an ongoing basis.

Golub remarks that, “We put the focus on clients first. As Sequoia continues to grow, we can be ever more impactful in a scalable way. From servicing hot startups that have a staff of 20, to helping established companies with 20,000 employees, our ultimate focus is on taking care of people.”

The Menlo School alum, a devoted father to three daughters, enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, and triathlons in his spare time. He is also the proud owner of an adorable Bernese Mountain Dog. Thanks to Greg Golub and the talented team he has assembled, Sequoia Consulting Group continues to successfully climb every mountain!


www.sequoia.com    

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