Addition of another top professional further broadens and strengthens operations of growing national broker

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.

Kirk will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco headquarters and work closely with EPIC Principal Joe Vineis on a number of key risk management, business development, and client service initiatives. Kirk will report to Curt Perata, EPIC’s Pacific North Region President.

Kirk joins EPIC from broker Beecher Carlson in San Francisco, where he spent more than 13 years, most recently as managing director working with large, complex risk management accounts in the retail, healthcare, financial services, and hospitality industries.

Prior to joining Beecher Carlson, Kirk served as vice president with Aon Risk Services, where he worked exclusively in the Healthcare industry with a focus on HMO reinsurance and provider excess of loss coverage.

Kirk began his career working for a large Management Service Organization (MSO) in Northern California owned by Sutter Health. He has years of managed care contracting experience, both hospital and physician.

Kirk holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the College of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Political Science and Government from California State University, Chico.

“We are excited to further expand and enhance EPIC’s operations in Northern California and across the country with Blake’s addition,” said Curt Perata. “He is well known for his expertise and professionalism, particularly in Healthcare circles; has a tremendous network; and is highly respected for building strong, positive relationships and providing exceptional service to his clients. He is another top flight addition to our EPIC team.”

Blake Kirk can be reached at or (415) 356-3916.