Equity Risk Partners named four insurance industry executives to its team in California, while also establishing the firm’s physical presence in Southern California.
Equity’s new executive hires are Doug Akerson, Michael Cardenas, Gil Goetz and Rob Jevens.
Akerson joins as a senior vice president of energy risk, and is based in the San Francisco office.
He has more than 25 years of insurance experience and has knowledge of the power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical and renewable energy markets. Akerson previously held positions as managing principal at Renuity Capital, senior vice president at Jardin Lloyd Thompson, managing director at Beecher Carlson and senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan.
Cardenas is a vice president of business development and healthcare risk and leads Equity’s newly formed Los Angeles office.
He has a background in the healthcare industry with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to Equity, Cardenas was an assistant vice president of medical professional liability at Allied World Assurance Co.
Goetz, vice president, is a property/casualty broker serving the due diligence requirements of private equity firms and the commercial insurance needs of publicly and privately owned businesses. He is headquartered in the San Francisco office.
Prior to Equity, Goetz was a managing director at Marsh, leading the firm’s retail wholesale food and beverage industry practice in the West.
Jevens is vice president of transactional risk, and is based in San Francisco.
Jevens has more than 20 years of experience. He previously served as director of business markets and mergers and acquisitions practice at The Bensman Group, focusing on employee and executive benefits, commercial insurance and high-limit individual and professional insurance. Previously, he was a consultant at The Cochlan Group Inc., a relationship manager, a business markets at MB Financial Insurance and a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Life.
San Francisco-based Equity Risk Partners is a full-service insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm with additional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.