EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Dave Howard will lead its EPIC Select practice as President. EPIC Select is an advisory platform dedicated to providing guidance and financial protection for the evolving needs of elite athletes, entertainers and other successful individuals and their families.
Howard brings a wealth of knowledge to his role, which was obtained through various management, legal and business operations consulting roles. He has held positions with the New York Mets, The Madison Square Garden Company, Howard and Sergi LLC, and Brightline Trains.
“I am thrilled to join EPIC and head up EPIC Select. We have the leadership and expertise required to help successful people with unique risk factors protect their businesses, families and assets, while navigating these evolving times,” said Howard.
EPIC Select brings together personal, commercial, life, and disability insurance specialists to provide concierge level service for high net worth families, family offices, and their advisors. Howard will guide the efforts of the EPIC Select team in partnership with other business segments within the organization including the Private Client, Entertainment & Sports, Life & Disability and Commercial insurance teams.
Howard will work closely with Tim Brenneman, President of EPIC’s Private Client Practice, in providing services to high net worth clients. “We are building a client-centric model around transparency and alignment. Successful people have complex risk factors and we are committed to helping them understand the risk exposures they face and thus make informed decisions to protect their assets,” commented Brenneman.
The Select team will also work closely with EPIC’s national entertainment and sports practice, which specializes in serving the unique risk protection needs of the sports and the entertainment communities. In addition, EPIC is partnering with ESPN personality and entrepreneur, Jay Williams. Drawing upon his own experiences, he will deliver and execute high-level strategies alongside EPIC’s leadership team, adding value to existing as well as new clients.
“I’m thrilled to partner with the Select team at EPIC to provide my expertise and guidance on strategic initiatives,” said Williams. “EPIC has an amazing future and I couldn’t be more excited to be a central component of it going forward.” When Williams pivoted from a budding athletic career, he found few financial, investment and risk management advisors qualified to serve the sports and entertainment industry. His personal story of perseverance and transformation led to the opportunities EPIC Select has today to make an impact in this dynamic industry.
John Hahn, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, EPIC Holdings, added, “We are excited to offer clients the talents and experience of this unique team, which includes the ability to deliver services through a concierge service model. Dave, Jay and Tim are creating a vision for our clients that puts their needs at the fore front.”