Meet Our Team
Anderson Thorton

Risk Management Professionals

Founded in 2001 by Sarah Anderson, an insurance executive, and Patrick Thornton, a former HCA hospital CFO, Anderson Thornton Consultants has a unique perspective on the healthcare ecosystem. 

The health insurance industry has been in turmoil for many years. With insurance rates doubling every ten years, many employers are finding it harder and harder to provide benefits for their employees. For most employers, rate increases are offset by decreasing benefits, shifting more costs to employees; combined with the political winds encircling the industry, uncertainty abounds, and rates continue to climb. 

By reconstructing the healthcare ecosystem, employers can actually manage this expense.

Let our team of professionals show you how.

Discover Our Team

Learn more about our executive leaders at Anderson Thorton.
Meet the women and men who lead our company. 


Sarah Anderson


Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has the vision to embody Anderson Thorton with exceptional service, communication, and trust. She wants to turn employees into assets, creating value and building wealth.


Patrick Thornton


Utah State University Graduate and former CFO of an HCA hospital, Patrick is an expert in employee benefits. His healthcare industry experience has given him a creative perspective on benefit design. His vision is to put balance into the healthcare system to promote more options for employees and their employers.


Pat Thornton


Former VP and CFO of O’Neill Steel, Pat has spent over 25 years creating financial stability in various companies. His vast experience has created an understanding of corporate and business finance, giving him a unique perspective on our company and the needs of our client’s companies as well.

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Ken Burgess

Managing Director

Before his current position Ken held executive level positions with international companies, where he contributed to the successful operation of various venues as Director of operations. Ken was also a Vice President at SeaWorld San Antonio and Fiesta Texas where he directed multiple departments.

Kevin Small

Kevin Martin

Account Executive

Haley Frederick

Account Assistant

Haley has been working in the insurance industry for several years. She started in the dental field and has broadened her experience level here at Anderson Thornton. She specializes in resolving technological issues as well as with any other needs that may arise. Her ability to overcome obstacles and provide exceptional service to staff and employers make her a valuable member of the team.


James Denezier

Account Manager

James has several years of experience in Lending and as an Insurance Broker. This is where he found his passion for helping people. In 2015 he acquired his license in the Financial Services Industry and in Real Estate. This has enabled him to grow into an insurance professional and a financial service Lending Broker. His goal is to help people get proper protection for the things that are most important.


Heaven O'Neill

Account Manager

Heaven is a dedicated sales and service professional with over 12 years of proven premium sales, marketing and service operations expertise within the finance and insurance/ sales industry. She is experienced and proficient in optimizing sales, customer service relations and problem resolution.

Steve Layland

Benefits Manager

Steve is an expert in almost every aspect of the healthcare industry. He has been a part of successful development, operations, and marketing projects within multiple companies in his 25+ years of experience.