Equity Risk Partners Taps Kevin Blake to Lead Employee Benefits Practice

Press Release

San Francisco and Chicago – April 10, 2012 - Equity Risk Partners, the only full service insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm focused exclusively on the private equity industry, has named respected industry veteran Kevin Blake as vice president, employee benefits. Blake is based in Equity Risk Partners’ Chicago office and will drive the growth of the firm’s employee benefits practice, developing and managing client relationships in this practice area.

"Kevin has an impressive track record of success in client relationship management, specifically in the private equity market," said Michael Marcon, CEO, Equity Risk Partners. "His deep experience with the types of companies we service makes him a great asset to Equity Risk and our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team and we look forward to the continued growth of the employee benefits practice under his direction."

Equity Risk Partners’ employee benefits practice develops employee benefits programs that align with the strategic and financial goals of its private equity industry clients. Services include transactional due diligence, strategic planning, financial management and renewal analysis, plan design analysis, vendor management, employee communication and compliance support.

Blake brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to Equity Risk Partners’ employee benefits practice. He joins the firm from Aon Hewitt where he served as an assistant vice president and client lead for the health and benefits practice. Prior to that engagement, he was an account executive at Lockton Companies, where he managed employee welfare programs for mid-sized and national clients. Blake has also held positions at JR Katz and Metropolitan Life Insurance. He received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.