EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the opening of operations in Pittsburgh, Pa. with the hiring of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim, Chuck Yorio, Jan Zewe and others.
This group of seasoned insurance professionals joins EPIC from Wells Fargo Insurance Services in Pittsburgh, where they practiced together for more than 10 years. Their passion for helping customers combined with a team approach to service has enabled them to develop strong, long-term client relationships.
Andreas, Dragotto, Karstens, Kostorick, Krauss, Mendelson, Wakim, Yorio and Zewe will be responsible for new business development and the design, servicing and management of Property & Casualty Insurance, Surety, Risk Management and Employee Benefits programs for clients located across Western Pennsylvania and the country.
The expertise of the EPIC Pittsburgh branch office will also include Group Captives, Professional and Management Liability, Risk Control, Claims Advocacy and Workers' Compensation cost control.
The team will serve a wide range of industries, with a particular emphasis on the needs of Construction and Design Firms, Law Firms and the Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Service and Technology industries. They will also specialize in the unique needs of Private Equity Firms and their portfolio companies.
Said John Hahn, EPIC co-founder and CEO, "We are excited to launch EPIC's operations in Western Pennsylvania with the hiring of this team of top senior professionals. They have worked together as part of the Pittsburgh business community for many years and have established a strong reputation for providing exceptional service; creative and cost-effective insurance, surety and risk management solutions; and aggressive client advocacy."
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 and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.
EPIC now has more than 1,100 team members operating from 46 offices across the U.S., providing Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.
With run rate revenues greater than $300 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.