Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named Derek Thomas chief strategy officer and managing principal.
Thomas will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco office and he will report to EPIC co-founder and president, John Hahn. Thomas’s responsibilities will center on developing strategy, driving growth and operations. He will work with business units and industry teams in Northern and Southern California, and will lead recruiting, talent development and retention initiatives.
Thomas has more than 25 years of experience and leadership within insurance companies, brokerage firms, Internet and e-commerce companies, as well as the non-profit sector.
Prior to EPIC, Thomas held a number of executive positions with the Aon Corp., the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos., GMAC Insurance and LeaseTerm Solutions. His experience includes strategy development, organizational development, general management and leading sales and marketing operations.
Prior to co-founding LeaseTerm Solutions, Thomas served as senior vice president of strategy/business development and chief sales officer for Aon Affinity Insurance Services.