EPIC Insurance Brokers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jul 03, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Eric Kitei has joined the firm’s operations in Southern California as a Principal, focusing on the unique needs of auto dealers and others in the automotive industry.

Kitei will be based in EPIC’s Irvine, Calif. office, reporting to Jim Gillette, President of EPIC’s Pacific South Region.

He will work in close collaboration with EPIC’s National Automotive Industry Practice, led by Eric Shaw who is also responsible for EPIC’s highly successful property & casualty insurance program for the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

“Eric is well known in the auto dealership space and we have competed against each other over the years. I now look forward to having him as a partner in executing EPIC’s strategy of growth and expansion in the automotive industry, both in California and nationally,” said EPIC’s Eric Shaw.

Kitei will be responsible for new business development; the design, placement and management of property/casualty and workers’ compensation insurance programs; and providing risk management strategies and solutions to clients in the auto dealership industry in California and across the country.

Kitei joins EPIC from the Irvine office of Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Services, LLC, where he was senior vice president and Automotive Practice Group Leader. He began his insurance career as a Marketing Representative with Federated Insurance Company in Los Angeles, a specialist in auto dealers.

Said EPIC’s Jim Gillette, “Eric is a terrific addition to EPIC and to our team here in Southern California. We are committed to attracting the best specialty talent in the industry and have found that with Eric. I know he will be a big part of our continued expansion in the dealership space locally and nationwide.”

Kitei attended Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Professionally he holds the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) Designation.

Eric Kitei can be reached at or (949) 417-9145

About EPIC:

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 1,400 team members operating from 50 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 $400 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.

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Persons interested in pursuing employment opportunities at EPIC in Southern California should contact EPIC’s Western Region Director of Human Resources Monte Hill at 415-356-3996 or

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