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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants is a unique and innovative retail property and 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 and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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Mary Grandy of EPIC Receives 2019 Joe Quigley Memorial Award

EPIC at CFMA 2019

SACRAMENTO and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Sacramento-based Vice President of Property & Casualty, Mary Grandy, was the 2019 recipient of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award, conferred annually by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

Kevin Ach of EPIC to Moderate Executive Afternoon Session on Loss Prevention and Asset Protection at NRF Protect

Kevin Ach of EPIC

ANAHEIM, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, June 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Ach, Vice President of Risk Assurance for EPIC’s Integrated Risk Solutions Practice will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation’s “NRF Protect” Conference, June 11 in Anaheim, Calif.

ACEC Business Insurance Trust and Greyling/EPIC Announce New Trustee Appointment

Paul Boyce - ACEC - EPIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Paul Boyce, P.E., PG, has been appointed a Trustee for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust.

Adam Glick Appointed Principal of Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

Adam Glick of Frenkel and Company an EPIC Company

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Adam Glick has been appointed Principal of the firm’s operations in New York. Glick is based in EPIC’s New York, NY office and reports to Phil Remig, New York City President & COO.

EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

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HOUSTON, Texas, May 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

EPIC Acquires Book of Business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM)

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SAN FRANCISCO and LIVERMORE, Calif., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it acquired in an asset sale the book of business of Brokers Insurance Mart, Inc. (BIM) on April 15, 2019.

EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Present on Business Continuity and Theft at 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Practice Leader Walter Palmer will facilitate a session on May 6 at Retail Asset Protection Conference and Vice President of Risk Assurance Kevin Ach will present on May 7 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver.

EPIC’s Tiffany McClellan to Present on Designing Benefits Plans at HRE Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

Tiffany McClellan of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan, CEBS, will present at the Human Resource Executive (HRE) Health & Benefits Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

EPIC to Sponsor 2019 International Association of Interviewers Elite Training Day

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FORT MYERS, Fla. and HOUSTON, Texas, April 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) Elite Training Day on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Chico’s Headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla.

EPIC Adds Vanessa Smiley in Atlanta, Georgia

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ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Vanessa Smiley who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Operations.

EPIC Adds Chris Knight in Atlanta, Georgia

Chris Knight joins EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Chris Knight who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Analytics and Innovation.

EPIC Insurance Adds Kevin Grady and Christian Florence in Atlanta

Kevin Grady and Christian Florence join EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Kevin Grady and Christian Florence, both recognized experts in utilizing rigorous data analyses, benchmarking, and key performance metrics to reduce the total cost of risk.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds JoBeth Wells in Dallas Texas

JoBeth Wells of EPIC

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’) announced today that JoBeth Wells has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Stephanie Pitzer in Dallas Texas

Stephanie Pitzer of EPIC

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Stephanie Pitzer, CRM, CIC has joined the firm’s Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds John Sames in the Northeast US

John Sames of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and PEARL RIVER, N.Y., March 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that John Sames has joined the firm’s Northeast Region leadership team in the new position of Director of Operations and Sales.

EPIC to Sponsor International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) 2019 Annual Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) Annual Conference on March 6 and March 7 at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas.

Risk and Insurance Honors Eight EPIC Brokers Consultants as 2019 Power Brokers

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Alexander Brown (Environmental), DeAnna Buck (Captives), Alexandra Forcucci (Real Estate), Maron Impagliazzo (Transportation), Matt Sears (Employee Benefits), and Neil Slattery (Retail) have been recognized as 2019 Power Brokers(R) by Risk & Insurance(R) magazine. Lawrence Kirshner (Employee Benefits) and Laura Tesoriero (Retail) were named as finalists.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Jose Palmer in Houston, Texas

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (“EPIC”) announced today that Jose Palmer has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Nikki Howes in Houston TX

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HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Nikki Howes has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Adds Scott Davis as President of National Specialty Practice Group in Nashville

Scott Davis of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Scott Davis as President of EPIC’s National Specialty Practice Group. Davis joins EPIC effective February 5, 2019 and will be based in the firm’s Nashville office.

EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

EPIC Holdings Inc. and INTEGRO USA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (‘EPIC’) today announced the closing of EPIC’s acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments on the transaction.

EPIC’s Jim Williford and Wilson Long to Present on Insurance Coverage Gaps at 2019 International Roofing Expo

Jim Williford and Wilson Long of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Construction Risk Services Jim Williford and Principal Wilson Long will present at International Roofing Expo on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

EPIC to Sponsor Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento

EPIC - Generations Conference

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Brandon Rich in Houston Texas

Brandon Rich of EPIC

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Brandon Rich has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and HR Hotlink Partner for the Benefit of California New Car Dealers

EPIC and HR Hotlink

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today a marketing and distribution agreement with HR Hotlink. Both firms are longtime valued partners of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Judith Paredes in Dallas, Texas

Judith Paredes of EPIC

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Judith Paredes has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as an Account Executive, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Krista Aburrow in Dallas TX

Krista Aburrow of EPIC

DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Krista Aburrow has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Blake Kirk as a Principal in San Francisco

Blake Kirk of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Blake Kirk has joined the firm’s operations in Northern California as a Senior Vice President and Principal.

Randy Pizer Joins EPIC in Orange County, Calif.

Randy Pizer of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Randy Pizer has joined the firm’s operations in California as Vice President/Account Executive.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Joffrey Clark in Dallas TX

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DALLAS, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Joffrey Clark has joined the firm’s Property & Casualty practice as a Principal and Charter School Practice Leader, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Holdings Inc. to Acquire Integro USA

EPIC Holdings Inc. and INTEGRO USA

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., which houses substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings, LP. Founded in 2005, Integro has built a highly successful specialty insurance brokerage and consulting business in the U.S. with revenue in excess of $150 million.

Chuck Simpson of EPIC to Present on Hazard Recognition at 2018 OSHA Oil and Gas Safety and Health Conference

Chuck Simpson of EPIC

HOUSTON, Texas and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will present at OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference on Tues., Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.

David McNeil of EPIC Named 2018 Broker of Excellence by CalMutuals Joint Powers Risk and Insurance Management Authority

David McNeil of EPIC

ONTARIO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal and Risk Management Consultant David McNeil has been selected as a 2018 Broker of Excellence by The California Association of Mutual Water Companies – Joint Powers Risk & Insurance Management Authority (CalMutuals-JPRIMA).

Bindable announces an investment round led by EPIC, Motive Partners and Wafra

EPIC and Bindable

BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bindable, an insurance technology company whose goal is to transform the affinity distribution of insurance, today announced an investment from EPIC Holdings, the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform, including EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, and a Wafra advised fund, in conjunction with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in financial technology companies.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

Michael McNulty of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Michael Power Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

Michael Power of EPIC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Michael Power has joined the firm’s operations in New York as a Principal.

Tandis Nili Joins Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company as Global Services Division Leader

Tandis Nili of EPIC

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Tandis Nili has joined the firm’s operations in New York as Senior Vice President and leader of the Global Services Division. Nili is based in Frenkel’s New York, NY office at 350 Hudson Street and reports to John F. Kelly, President and CEO of Frenkel & Company.

Danielle Reed of EPIC Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference

Danielle Reed of EPIC

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that HR Solutions Associate Consultant Danielle Reed has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Payroll Conference (TPC).

Suzannah Gill of EPIC Achieves Elite Health Benefits Certification

Suzannah Gill of EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill has been accepted to join the rigorous Health Rosetta Certified Benefit Advisor program.

Bob Simpson Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston TX

Bob Simpson of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Nov, 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that veteran communications professional Bob Simpson has joined the firm as Director, Communications and Engagement (C&E) to lead EPIC’s C&E practice nationally.