Built on the idea the traditional insurance industry was and is broken, GDP set out to change the old and stale insurance market which focused primarily on organizations claims history rather than their future. This old approach consistently punished organizations while rewarding only the insurance company and its agents.
Both JDS Benefits and Powter Risk Advisors were and continue to be two of the most well respected and impactful strategic consulting firms within the Employee Benefits and Risk Management industry. Their impressive client portfolio is a clear representation of the long term success of both organizations.
Meet the Founders
G. Seth Denson is the President & Co-Founder of GDP Advisors. Originally from Midland, TX but with business experience throughout the United States and abroad, Mr. Denson blends metropolitan thinking with straight forward West Texas business ethic.
For nearly two decades, Mr. Denson has dedicated his vocational life to the creation and ongoing management of innovative solutions surrounding human capital, recruitment and retention of talent, and prior to co-founding GDP Advisors, served as a consultant for both boutique firms and organizations atop the Fortune 500. Throughout his career, he has advised over 800 companies throughout 9 countries and has extensive experience surrounding compliance, data analytics and strategic development.
John Powter was raised in the North Texas area where he attended the University of North Texas. He graduated from UNT with a degree in Risk Management. Upon graduation, John accepted a position with Arthur J. Gallagher — one of the top 10 insurance agencies in the world. While at Gallagher, John became their first agent ever to be selected to attend Chubb Insurance’s underwriting school. This involved an intensive study of insurance coverage of all types. Once completed, John was placed in Gallagher’s Alternative Risk Department – brainstorming solutions for large, difficult accounts.
In 1993, John received the Domino’s franchisees’ portfolio to service. By 1994 he had opened his own agency, John Powter Insurance Agency Inc., specializing in insuring Domino’s franchises. He has since gained a reputation for providing superior premiums, coverage, and customer service to his 600+ Domino’s franchises. At this time, Powter Insurance, Inc. insures more Domino’s franchisees than any other agency in the U.S. John currently runs his office in Collin County, Texas, where he resides with his wife and partner, Dianne, and their three children.