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Paul K. Strain

Paul Strain is an employee benefits executive with over 30 years’ experience in sales, management, and consulting services.  He has experience in multiple lines of insurance, has worked for carriers, and as an independent consultant.  


Paul has excellent human relations skills and can work effectively at all levels within an organization.  He is particularly adept at analyzing complex problems and developing innovative solutions. In January of 2001, he joined Designed Protection as a principal and now provides consulting services for a wide variety of clients; including those in both the private and public sectors.


Prior to joining Designed Protection, Paul was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Maxicare of California.  At Maxicare, Paul reorganized the Sales and Marketing Department, which resulted in a 96% retention rate for existing business and new growth of approximately 70,000 commercial members.  In addition, Paul took the company’s Medicare Risk business from its infancy to annualized revenues of $100,000,000.


While at Maxicare, Paul’s responsibilities included oversight of key accounts; such as, CalPERS, Los Angeles Unified School District, Inglewood Unified School District, Times-Mirror Corporation, City of Los Angeles, McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Corp, The Motion Picture Health and Welfare Trust and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.


Previously, Paul held senior account executive positions with Blue Cross of California and FHP. Earlier in his career Paul was the Director of Human Resources for Wausau Insurance Companies for their Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia, PA. 


Paul raised five children, and actively participated in their interests; participating in club soccer, baseball and scouting.  He is a former board member of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra and has active membership in the California Association of Health Underwriters.  In 2014, Paul became certified as a PPACA Professional by the National Association of Health Underwriters.

He currently resides in Yorba Linda with his youngest child, who is now in college.

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