Acquire new retail clients, manage the development of the risk management and insurance programs

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a California-based retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has appointed Joe Vineis as Principal in its San Francisco Office.

Mr Vineis brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance brokerage business, specialising in the unique risk management and insurance needs of retail clients.

Mr Vineis’s responsibilities at EPIC will include acquiring new retail clients, managing the development of their risk management and insurance programs and further building and leading EPIC’s Retail Practice.

John Hahn, co-founder of EPIC, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome an industry leader of Joe’s caliber to our firm. His experience and reputation for excellence in the retail sector nationally make him an outstanding addition to our growing operations in the San Francisco Bay Area and across California.”

Prior to joining EPIC, he spent almost 17 years with broker Willis and HRH, a national broker acquired by Willis in 2008 where he was most recently senior vice president and director of their Retail Practice, based in New York City. He began his insurance career with broker Frenkel & Company, also in New York.