David G. Edwards serves as the Chief Executive Officer of American Insurance Holdings, LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Perimeter Lane Insurance Brokers, LLC.
In 2011, Mr. Edwards formed Gaen Healthcare Advisors LLC (now Gaen Advisors LLC) to assist sponsors of new health insurance companies obtain loan awards under the federal CO-OP program. Gaen prepared the applications for the Connecticut, Illinois and Arizona CO-OPs which received loan awards aggregating $330 million, and assisted in the development of each of these health insurance carriers, principally in the areas of structuring, state insurance licensure, governance and contract negotiations. In 2016, Mr. Edwards committed to pursue Gaen’s employer health plan initiatives through American Insurance Holdings.
From 2001 until 2011, Mr. Edwards was a partner in the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Chicago office) and, previously, worked for other law firms in Illinois and Pennsylvania, notably, Reed Smith. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Edwards practiced principally in the securities, M&A and general corporate areas.
Mr. Edwards received his B.A. degree from Duke University and his J.D. degree from Cornell University. He is admitted to the bars of Illinois (active) and Pennsylvania (inactive). In addition, Mr. Edwards is an insurance producer in life, health, property and casualty licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, with certifications for annuities, life settlement and long-term care.