John Hawkes

John Hawkes
Vice President

Innovation Division


Professional Qualifications
John joined CSI in July of 2000 and has focused exclusively on technology company insurance needs.  John has assisted hundreds of venture backed technology companies with their insurance and risk management.  He is well versed in the nuances of Technology Errors and Omissions Liability, Digital Media/Internet Liability, as well as Directors and Officers Liability.  A former English teacher, John counts his ability to educate his client about their insurance needs and the subtleties of coverage among his greatest strengths. John is active in California’s  technology ecosystem and enjoys connecting his clients to his network when value can be derived.  John began his insurance career in 1987 with the Automobile Club of Southern California.


  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
    - 101 Corridor Chapter
  • Tech Coast Angels
  • Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Technology Council of Southern California
  • Executive Committee MIT Enterprise Forum
  • UC Santa Barbara Technology Management Program (TMP)
  • Biotech Forum

BA, Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, 1987
MA, English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1992
Insurance Licenses:
Property & Casualty (since 2000)

John lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Kristen, and daughters. When he’s not at work, John enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor sports, reading, music, and travel.



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