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Leadership Team

The extra mile is longer at Presidio Benefits Group. When you engage Presidio, you can expect year-round support from a dedicated service team guided by the following:

leadership team

Alan Ikeya

Principal and Founder

Alan Ikeya oversees business development and manages client relationships. Alan combines a personalized approach with deep industry experience to provide customers with a trusted business partner.

Alan started his career in employee benefits in 1990, working first in sales and later in management for UNUM Provident’s Northern California office. Subsequently he led the Sales and Consulting Services groups for an industry-leading technology provider. In 2001 Alan moved into brokerage and consulting, enjoying immediate success.

He built an impressive client base comprised of leading biotech, management consulting, healthcare, high-tech and construction companies. Alan received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He maintains close ties to his alma mater and is a past board member of the CU Alumni Association.

Matthew Coan

Matthew Coan, Principal and Founder

Matthew Coan’s primary responsibilities at Presidio include managing firm growth, client relationships, and overseeing the company’s selective strategic partnerships. In addition, Matthew plays an integral role in the development of the firm’s captive and wellness strategies.

His benefits career started in 1990 with UNUMProvident, where he was one of the country’s leading sales representatives. In 2001 he transitioned to benefits consulting, and experienced similar sales success within a national brokerage organization. In 2006 he co-founded Presidio, which quickly grew into one of the Bay Area’s most innovative and highly respected privately held benefits organizations.

As a consultant, he has developed client relationships in the investment, biotech, professional, education, manufacturing and high-tech fields. He is widely regarded as an industry leader given his knowledge, professional approach and track record for delivering successful results.

Matthew received his BA with Honors in Psychology/Sociology from Wesleyan University. He is a member of Vistage and past Board Member of the Olympic Club Foundation, where he served as Chair of the Grants Committee for three years.

Lauri Wooley

Vice President

Lauri Wooley leads Presidio Benefits Group’s marketing and communication initiatives as well as driving quality assurance through all aspects of the business. As a member of the Leadership Team, she acts as an advisor on the constantly changing benefits landscape, updating staff and clients on where the industry is heading.

During her tenure at Presidio, she has filled many roles including Senior Account Manager from 2006 to 2008 and Director of Marketing and Communications from 2008 to 2013.

Before joining the benefits consulting arena, Lauri led the Creative Team for United Behavioral Health, the nation’s second largest behavioral health care insurance company, where her team produced award-winning sales and marketing collateral.

Lauri graduated Phi Beta Kappa from American University with a BA in Religion and Philosophy. She is inspired by design thinking, visuals displays of information and communicating ideas that stick.

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Successful outcomes, one engagement at a time.

  • I have extensive experience in working with benefits advisors and can unequivocally say Presidio is excellent!  Alan and his team have done a great job for Ikanos.  They are effective at both the strategic and tactical levels.  As advisors, they are knowledgeable on trends  and proactively engage in a process so we can  plan future steps.  They have done a good job for us in the traditional benefits broker roles of  negotiating rates and changing carriers when necessary.  In addition to the higher  level and strategic functions, they are an extra pair of hands to our lean benefits department in helping us and our employees navigate when  issues, such as claim administration,  arise with a  particular carrier.  We have had a great five year plus relationship with Presidio!

    - Jim Murphy, Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Ikanos
  • I have worked with Presidio for several years.  I have found them to be professional in all our dealings.  Our company has had several changes to go through due to our size, structure, and new ACA rulings.  Presidio is very knowledgeable and has given us suggestions/options to make our changes and transitions much smoother and with no disruption to the company or our employees.  They are always proactive with our renewals, negotiating lower increases with our providers.  This makes my job less stressful and I am very appreciative of all the support they provide our company.

    - Teresa Barnhart, Director of Administrative Services, NagraStar
  • Presidio Benefits Group has always, and continues to, exceed our expectations for client support, while being strategic, yet practical – a true and trusted partner when tackling the many challenges of offering a comprehensive, competitive, compliant, yet cost-effective, employee benefits package. They are a true extension of our HR department, proactively helping us navigate the ever-changing landscape of employee benefit and wellness programs.

    - Cori Ekman, Vice President, Human Resources, Nagra Kudelski
  • Matt Coan and his team have provided us with outstanding client service. They have a great understanding of our needs and exhibit pro-active leadership in dealing with carriers, our employees’ claims issues and the increasingly difficult areas of compliance.  This is our first year in a self insured “captive” and they have been our partner throughout the process.  There are many insurance brokers offering a variety of services, but there only a few that are true professionals like the team at Presidio Benefits Group.  They don’t just show up once a year at renewal time, but are professionals that support our needs throughout the plan year.

    - Cheryl Rankin, Director of Human Resources, DGA
  • Presidio makes the complicated world of benefits easy. This is important because the benefits we offer our staff are such a critical part of retaining outstanding talent, and the landscape is always changing. I can count on Presidio to provide me with accurate and timely information with warmth and expertise.

    - Gregg Solimine, Human Resources & Administration Manager, The Women's Foundation of California
  • We have been working with PBG since 2009, they really have been great partners helping us navigate the ever-changing healthcare landscape.  We genuinely try to offer the best benefits program we can to our employees and their families, PBG gets this and works with us to achieve that.

    - Carolynn Smith, Associate, Forell/Elsesser
  • We have worked with Presidio Benefits Group for over 10 years, we are solicited by brokers all year round for our business, I wouldn’t trust our employees’ benefits to anyone but the Presidio Benefits Group. They are always very quick to respond to our needs and they always go above and beyond to solve individual employee needs and resolve any carrier issues we might have! Alan Ikeya and his team are the very best at what they do!

    - Cheryl Maclennan, Human Resources/Sales & Marketing, Pool Covers, Inc.
  • We have been partnering with the Presidio Benefits Group for over three years and our experience with them has been outstanding.  Presidio is such a strategic partner as they really think outside the box to ensure we have a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which has contributed to our ability to attract and retain highly talented staff.  Not only is the Presidio’s top-notch team very ethical, personable and professional, they have an in depth knowledge of the benefits landscape and proactively support us in the areas of compliance, mitigating increasing healthcare costs, implementing best practices and navigating the complexities of benefits laws (e.g. ACA).  Hands down, Presidio is the best benefits broker around.

    - Christa Brothers, Vice President, Human Resources, Earthjustice
  • When I joined Gild, I knew it was time to reassess the effectiveness of our Professional Employer Organization (PEO) relationship. Presidio helped me build a strategy to move benefits in-house and less than two months after our initial meeting, Gild had a comprehensive benefits program up and running. I couldn’t have done it without the Presidio team. Their level of care and attention to me and my employees makes them a true partner.

    - Brittany Brown Ceres, VP of Employee Success , Gild, Inc.
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