EPIC expansion lands new Chief Growth Officer

National brokerage welcomes Chris Duncan to executive team

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Chris Duncan has joined the firm's executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers & acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

As CGO for EPIC, Duncan will focus on growing EPIC's presence throughout the United States, primarily through expansion of the company's benefits business and acquisitions. Duncan will be based in Atlanta and will report directly to EPIC CEO John Hahn. He will work closely with Hahn, EPIC Chief Strategy Officer Derek Thomas, and other members of the EPIC executive leadership team on all growth initiatives.

"Chris has served as a leader for some of nation's most respected organizations and has been a catalyst in their continual growth," said John Hahn. "His leadership style is well aligned with our core values of client service excellence and advocacy, which will be instrumental as we continue our aggressive plans for both organic growth and expansion through further acquisitions."

Prior to joining EPIC, Duncan served for six years with Mercer Health & Benefits, most recently as Partner and Health & Benefits Business Leader and United States Acquisition Leader. He has also held roles at Marsh as Managing Director, at Delta Airlines as Chief Risk Officer, and at Frito-Lay as Director, Risk Management and Security.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Risk Management, both from the University of Georgia. He was named Alumnus of the Year (2003) for the Terry College of Business Risk Management and Insurance Program, University of Georgia, and has secured the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

"In my career, I've had the opportunity to work with a number of outstanding organizations but none delivers the exceptional ownership opportunities, creativity and work life balance of EPIC," shared Duncan. "The opportunity to help this company expand its borders and penetrate new markets is exciting because they are delivering innovative solutions that make a significant, positive impact for their clients."

Chris Duncan can be reached at:
Office: (415) 356-3994
Mobile: (470) 222-9682
cduncan [at]
LinkedIn :

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions across California and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC has more than 450 team members operating from nine offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Inland Empire, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York.

With more than $100 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 30 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, the company's strategic plan calls for a dramatic increase in revenue ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country. For additional information, please visit

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