President, Galway Strategic Solutions / EVP, Galway Holdings LP
Derek Thomas is the President of Galway Strategic Solutions, EVP of Galway Holdings LP, and Former Chief Strategy Officer of EPIC. He joined Galway’s EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants in October 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Principal and has served on the EPIC Executive Committee and operated as the Managing Partner of EPIC Specialty Program and Investments. Derek has driven the advancement of EPIC’s national expansion strategy to include regional platform acquisitions, omnichannel organic growth, development and scaling of EPIC’s specialty practices, and the launch of new products, programs, distribution platforms.
As President of Galway Strategic Solutions, Derek leads a team of seasoned executives experienced in strategic consulting and advisory; digital platform, program, and channel development; supply-side and distribution enhancement solutions, while remaining focused on value creation. Derek is an industry veteran with over 30 years of strategic and operational leadership in the underwriting, retail brokerage, affinity program and MGA segments of the insurance industry, with additional background in the technology and e-commerce sectors. Derek has an MSW in Administration, Policy Development and Planning and a BA in Political Science and History from Rutgers University.