Scottsdale resident and businessman Wayne Goshkarian is an insurance expert whose knowledge has helped hard-to-place groups secure necessary coverage.
With his 40 years of expertise, he earned his insurance license in December 1977 and has been based in Phoenix and Scottsdale for the entire time except for eight years in Oxford, England. His business, Dylan Consulting, in Scottsdale Airpark is among the first of its kind to use cutting-edge technology.
He was also among the first to create the laptop employee benefits communication system in 1993 for a large casino hotel and a web-based enrollment system in 1999 for a tech company, according to a press release.
In honor of his late son Dylan, who passed at two months old from a reported heart condition, he launched Dylan Consulting in 2013. Now, with eight employees, the company has helped secure more than 95,000 policies in 2020 alone.
See below for details about him and his business.
What he does:
Provides health benefits through nationwide distribution partners serving over 270,000 current clients.
Personal background highlights:
Moved to Arizona in 1967, spending most of his life in Scottsdale, he lives at DC Ranch Silverleaf. He has two kids, Ashley, 22 and Jack, 17.
Professional background highlights:
A born entrepreneur who is sought-after as a successful business visionary and an insurance expert, with more than 40 years of industry experience, the forward-thinking founder of Dylan Consulting is known for bringing the slow changing insurance industry cutting-edge technology.
One of the first to create the laptop employee benefits communication system in 1993 for a large casino hotel and a web-based enrollment system in 1999 for a tech company, he has consulted, enrolled, and provided services to companies like Safeway Foods, Mariner Post-Acute Network, Children’s Hospital, Rio Casino, Ameristar Casino and many other large national companies.
He has consulted, enrolled, and provided services to companies like Safeway Foods, Mariner Post-Acute Network, Children’s Hospital, Rio Casino, Ameristar Casino and many other large national companies. Over the last 10 years he has developed a modern day approach to products, producer and consumer distribution channels.
His work has been seen in Life Insurance Selling, The Business Journal, Nations Business, Employee Benefit News, Workforce Magazine and more.
What he most likes about doing business here:
Arizona is very much a conservative state and business friendly.
His guiding philosophy include Christian values and "do what you say you are going to do. Be honest in your business dealings."
Advice to today’s youth:
Follow your dream and develop strong discipline when working for your goals.
Changes he wants to see in this area:
Scottsdale and its city leaders do a great job in keeping the community the best place to live.
Favorite community cause and why:
Favorite cause is St. Mary’s Food Bank because they bring food to those in need, which was needed even more during the pandemic.
Interests and hobbies:
He loves aviation and currently bases the company jet at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) at Signature Flight Support. He also loves flying over his house landing on R21.