William “Scott” Pieratt began his early career with Lincoln National Life as a sales representative from 1980 to 1984 where he consistently ranked among the top 50 agents nationally. He specialized in health insurance, life insurance and non-qualified pension plans. With his extensive reputation he was then hired as the group and pension sales manager to organize Crown Life’s employee benefit office in San Diego, CA. Within one year Scott’s leadership and professionalism reflected the San Diego office as their sales and profitability improved dramatically originally ranking #46 out of 46 nationally in both sales and profitability, to number one and number five due to Scott’s efforts.
In 1986 Scott Co-Founded California Corporate Benefits as Senior Vice President. Repeatedly, within one year he was credited for nearly doubling California Corporate Benefits group insurance business. In 2005 he left California Corporate Benefits after 19 years of building CCB into one of the top ten largest independently owned employee benefit firms of San Diego County, his leadership transferred to structure WSP into the top 20 of the same acknowledgment in less than a year.
Scott’s continued success is due to his personal approach to client’s, integrity within the industry and knowledge of negotiation and compassion for those he encounters. His leadership within the insurance field is admirable and his passion for community outreach is parallel in his efforts. His reputation is invaluable which makes him one of the top agents in the health insurance field. Scott maintains his reputation and is highly sought after by insurance Carriers who have responded positively by selecting him to sit on multiple national panels for: Assurant, Kaiser and United Healthcare (Formerly PacifiCare).
Scott was an active board member of the California Utility Executive Management Association (CUEMA), an organization of Water District Manager’s representing over 70 Water District’s and Agencies in the state of California. He is a past board member for Hospice of the North Coast, and was also Founder and Head Chairman of the Annual Golf Tournament; which in turn raised over $460,000 since its inception in 2001. He has served as a Parks & Recreation Commissioner of the City of Carlsbad for 10 years, receiving a proclamation in 2003 for his tireless efforts and chairmanship for the Parks and Recreation projects completed throughout Carlsbad, CA. He also served as President of the San Diego Employee Benefits Council for two years and chaired benefits raising over $40,000 for Becky’s House and Pro Kids Foundation. Scott remains a dedicated and honorable leader within the professional and social communities of Southern California.
Scott attended San Diego State and UC San Diego where he majored in Sociology. He was a competitive swimmer and water polo player at Grossmont College prior to transferring to San Diego State & UCSD. He continues to be involved with sports consulting and special projects nationally with Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Scott has been a resident of San Diego for over 50 years. He lives in Carlsbad, CA with his wife, Debbie, of over 40 years.
Scott Pieratt, GBDS
Deborah became a part of the WSP team in 2008 upon its inception. She initiated her career working at a law firm where she was head of payroll for almost twenty years. Later to join her husband in his launch of WSP where she made the career transition to client relations.
Deborah’s organizational skills and proactive manner with clients creates a priceless foundation of customer service that is pertinent to any industry particularly that of the health field. Deborah is persistent with carriers and has the highest standards of customer service, making her loyalty and dedication an ideal balance for both carriers and clients to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
Deborah is in charge of all small business medical quotes and heads all client relations for small business clients and prospects. Her leadership in managing billing audits has saved clients thousands of dollars and she has gone head to head with insurance carriers to ensure that our clients are correctly billed.
Deborah attended Grossmont College and San Diego State University where she majored in Criminal Justice. She lives in Carlsbad with her husband Scott of over 40 years. Deborah is also a talented floral artist where she has designed events in Southern California for over 20 years. Deborah is an expert in hosting events for family and friends and enjoys frequenting baseball games, traveling and spending time with her family.
Aaron comes from a sales and consulting background in hospitality and wine. After 12 years in the industry he decided to change careers where he is now pursuing the employee benefits industry, specializing in small, medium and large businesses with an emphasis in hospitality.
Aaron's passion for client relationships and his ability to be innovative in financial assessment allows him the ability to provide clients with creative and sustainable benefit programs.
Aaron has a fresh outlook on the employee benefits industry while maintaining the traditional perspective.
Aaron continues to be involved in the wine industry by continuing to provide consultations for restaurants and private collectors. He lives in North County San Diego with his wife, Meredith and their son, Barrett.
Communications Director & Client Relations Specialist
Meredith joined WSP upon its inception in 2005 where she was working long distance and building the WSP brand from New York City where she resided. During her time working in Manhattan, she was employed as an Entertainment and Fashion Publicist working the red carpet with film and media giants, all while sharing her time between working at WSP. After 6 years as a successful publicist, Meredith opted to leave her career and life in NYC and devote herself full time to the health insurance industry. She utilizes her natural sense of compassion and disciplined outlook when working with clients and carriers to make sure that issues are taken care of in a professional and timely manner. She has worked diligently on relationships with the Insurance Carriers so as to obtain receptive responses when needing to take care of any issues and or marketing outreach when pursuing benefit plan proposals. Meredith is responsible for all WSP communication pieces, maintaining the WSP brand, designing and producing marketing materials as well as upholding relationships with the carriers to ensure positive experiences with the clients and HR interaction. In addition, Meredith leads and implements wellness programs and coordination between the client and the insurance carrier’s wellness tools to implement healthier lifestyles for employers and their employees. Meredith creates and publishes all wellness materials and is passionate about health education and implementing them into the workplace. Meredith is a multi-award winning professional, most recently a three-time nominee and finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s-Women Who Mean Business Award. Meredith has also been nominated and is recognized in the 2020 Marquis Who's Who publication. She is a writer and contributor for wellness newsletters and municipality publications.
Meredith is a graduate from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Theatre with a double emphasis in Film and Directing for the Stage and a minor in Mass Communication and Media Arts.
Meredith is a frequent traveler, supporter of the arts and also has a side business, Floret Couture, where she designs weddings and events in Southern California. Meredith lives in North County San Diego with her husband, Aaron, and their son, Barrett.