Placing You First.

Ted Clayton
Office President

Phone: (949) 681-1227

1551 N. Tustin Avenue  Suite 450  
Santa Ana, CA 92705

About Ted

Ted began his insurance career in 1985 with Chubb as a Property, Inland & Ocean Marine Underwriter. With ever increasing responsibilities during his 20 year tenure with Chubb, Ted held Underwriting and Leadership positions in many cities across the United States, Canada and London. He began his Wholesale career in 2005 specializing in Property business of all types. Ted’s vast experience and global background gives him a unique perspective on how to handle and create specialized solutions on difficult placements. Ted is a graduate of Occidental College with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.

Featured Products

Property & Marine of all types including:
  • DIC
  • All Risk Property
  • Stock Thru Put
  • Ocean Marine
  • Builder's Risk
  • Inland Marine
  • Stand alone Flood

Target Exposures and Classes of Business

  • DIC’s for Cat Exposed Risks - Earthquake, Wind, Flood and Deductible Buy Downs
  • Apartments - Market Rate, Subsidized, Senior and Student
  • Ocean Marine - Stock Thru Puts
  • Condo Associations
  • Hospitality - Hotels/Motels, Bars & Taverns, Nightclubs, Restaurant Chains, Fast Food, Casinos
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouses
  • Real Estate - Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Lessor’s Risk
  • Builder’s Risk - Wood Frame, Renovations, Infrastructure and Large Projects
  • Vacant Properties - Single Location and Large Schedules
  • Bank Owned Properties - Forced Placed or those in Receivership
  • Inland Marine - Motor Truck Cargo, Equipment Floaters, Auto PD
  • Distressed Accounts - Loss Issues, Protection Class Issues

Ted's Team

Our team specializes in all types of hard to place accounts and has nearly 90 years of combined experience in the Property & Marine marketplace. Our expertise allows us to draw on this knowledge and the breadth and depth of the CRC Group to enable us to create better, smarter, faster and unique insurance solutions when brokering client's accounts.

We utilize a team based approach that is focused on helping you manage complicated, hard to place risk in an ever changing marketplace.

Contact us today to see what CRC can do for you and your client's.

Team Contacts

Xavier Sepulveda
Assistant Vice President/ Inside Broker
P: (949) 681-1234

20 Years Experience
Xavier began his insurance career as property underwriter at AIG. He became a wholesale property broker in 2000. He specializes in DIC Earthquake placements, shared/ layered or single limits risks. He has extensive knowledge about the Earthquake marketplace and is one of the most knowledgeable DIC Broker’s in California. Xavier is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.


John Kim
Associate Broker
P: (714) 474-2001

19 Years Experience
John started insurance on the retail side in 1998. He has worked with a wide array of different coverage’s before settling into the Property niche in Wholesale. In his current role, John focuses on marketing and all services aspects of the group to increase the overall team revenue.


Ariel Bach
Broker Assistant
P: (714) 474-2017