About – GWA
  • Headquarters
  • 1180 Avenue of the Americas 8th Floor,
    New York, NY 10036
  • Satellite Offices
  • North Carolina

About Us


In business since 1956, NYC based Gary Wood Associates has the experience and expertise to provide insurance products and services worldwide with unparalleled customer service. A family enterprise spanning two generations, the GWA team is under the leadership of David and Eric Wood, two pioneers in the insurance industry.


David and Eric Wood co-founded Computer Software Group (CSG) in 1995 which revolutionized the insurance industry with the introduction of Group Quote. In 1999, CSG was purchased by Marsh & McLennan Capital, Inc. and J.P. Morgan as part of a new venture, Benefit Port.

David Wood

David was the Founder and President of MoreBenefits.com, an Internet based online enrollment system for employers and employees. In 2001, Aon Consulting acquired MoreBenefits.com. Today, David is the face of GWA, leading a team of experts committed to excellence.

David has an unparalleled ability to negotiate with carriers resulting in some of the most aggressive contracts in the industry.

Eric Wood

In 2004, Eric became a partner of Weston Group Benefits, an insurance general agency. He later founded 2 other software companies, CDept and TextMyBiz. CDept is a leading accounting and tracking software as a service for insurance brokers nationwide. TextMyBiz developed an application that gives any business the ability to send and receive text messages with anyone on any device. Real, two-way text conversations on existing landline or toll-free numbers. Eric brings his technology expertise and unparalleled vision to the clients of GWA.