EPIC Hires Cosgrove as Managing Principal in New York

October 13, 2014

Retail insurance broker EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) has hired William P. (Bill) Cosgrove as managing principal and Financial Institutions Practice leader.

Cosgrove will be based in New York and will report to Derek Thomas, EPIC’s chief strategy officer, and Scott Gunnison, executive vice president, who are co-leaders of EPIC’s Specialty Practice & Programs Group.

Cosgrove brings 28 years of insurance industry underwriting, production, marketing, client service, management and executive leadership experience to the firm.

A specialist in the insurance and risk management needs of financial services companies, Cosgrove will focus on growing EPIC’s business in this sector, building and leading a national Financial Institutions Practice.

Prior to joining EPIC, Cosgrove spent eight years with Willis Group Holdings, where he held various leadership roles in their Financial Institutions Practice, most recently as executive vice president, Financial Institutions Group.

Cosgrove also served in director and practice leader positions at Frank Crystal & Co. and USI Insurance Holdings Inc. for six years. Earlier in his career he was regional underwriting manager at ACE USA (formerly CIGNA Corp.), where he was responsible for Specialty Risk Products throughout a 16 state region on the East Coast.

EPIC, which reports $150 million in revenues, is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. Its partners include private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

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