Dave saw that employers wanted and were in need of some direction and control over their workers’ compensation claims. So in 1995, he asked Larry Peterson and his close friend, Joe Mangin, CPA, to join him in founding WCMC. Together, they utilized their combined skills to reduce and control the costs of workers’ compensation, and they taught this effective formula to the rest of the WCMC risk management team.
WCMC’s humble beginning in Roseville, MN started with a small client base of 3 companies. Today, WCMC is owned by Dave Samuel and Annette Zeman and is located in Oakdale, Minnesota with an excess of 2,500 locations, in various industries nationwide.
Annette Zeman has been with the company from the beginning, so it is very fitting that she became a proud corporate owner in 2017 when Larry sold his shares back to the company. Her hard work and dedication towards WCMC have helped the company grow to what it is today. She takes customer service to a whole new level. She is seen as the face of WCMC; everyone knows her, and she knows all our customers by name. She has a unique skill set for interpreting the culture of a company and coming up with a strategy to get their work comp claims back in order.
Although there is plenty of demand for expansion, Dave and Annette maintain personal relationships with clients and believe that a job well done is more important than fast expansion of their company. They will only allow WCMC to grow as long as their high standards for customer services and claim management are fulfilled. Their ability to develop and find creative solutions to work comp and related employment issues is the driving force of the company. Dave and Annette take a “hands on” approach and are involved in the day to day activities on claims.