Danone Simpson brings over two decades of experience in the insurance industry and her career highlights were outlined earlier in this document. For your account, she will be involved in marketing your pricing—being available to review your RFP, to sit in on strategy meetings, and even to call into underwriters and other contacts in an effort to squeeze that last point or two out of the negotiation process. Additionally, she is involved and/or overseeing all day to day or escalated issues, taking personally any employee claims or other issues that may need her involvement to tip the scales of the outcome. She will be available to serve Blueprint Studios with care.
She is the Founder, CEO of Montage Insurance Solutions with over twenty years’ experience in all lines of insurance, as a broker. Danone has built an agency focused on employee benefit and property & casualty programs for the commercial and non-profit sectors. Under Danone’s leadership the firm has partnered with over 100 carriers in order to find the perfect insurance solutions for their clients. She has built a dynamic Service Program, Third-Party Administration Department and My HR Summit training clients on compliance monthly. She founded a sister company, Simpolicy in 2012 that handles small business, event insurance, travel insurance and Medicare.
Montage Insurance Solutions utilizes Human Resources tools, consulting, wellness campaigns, health fairs, along with our virtual Healthefair and safety initiatives to reduce premium and employee costs. These programs have proven to be effective in retention and nurturing the health and safety of employees.
Danone Simpson understands the challenges of the Human Resources Professional and has established My HR Summit™ a leadership seminar/webinar series to educate HR executives and the C-Suite in the ever-changing world of legal compliance and employee management.
Danone has been presented multiple awards in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Business Journals, including being selected in 2021 with a Mentor Leadership award from the San Fernando Business Journal, 2019 as one of 16 Most Influential Insurance Brokers in Los Angeles LA Business Journal, as CEO of the Year from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal 2018, Trusted Advisor in Insurance and One of the Top Twelve Women Owned Businesses in Los Angeles. Her agency has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies and annually as Top 25 largest insurance brokerage firms since 2009 and Employee Benefits Consultants since 2010. Danone was selected by Forbes magazine to be represented in the Women of Power series for Southern California. Ventura Magazine also recognized our firm as a Trusted Advisor in the insurance industry. She has written articles as a C-/Suite Advisor for CSQ Magazine (4 years). Montage is listed as one of the Best Places to Work in 2015-2021. She was a panelist for the LABJ Economic Forecast and Trends in 2017, Diversity and Inclusion Forums, 2017, 2021 and 2022. She has written for and been a panelist for The HealthCare Forum, Los Angeles and Fernando Valley Business Journal several times and again in 2019 & 2020. Danone has spoken on a variety of topics at the HRD Network, CA State Board of Equalization’s connecting Women to Power Business Conference, Valley Economic Alliance, Women’s Economic forum, PIHRA and other organizations.
She sits on the Valley Village Development Board and was honored as a Founding Member of Women for Wishes for Make a Wish. She is an active member of multiple insurance associations and has continuously served as a board member for PIHRA District Board (Woodland Hills) since 2009.
Masters of Business Administration, Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University, 2012.