We employ the best talent and knowledge in the Risk Management Industry. Our professionals have degrees from various universities and hold one or more professional designations. We consider ourselves students of the business and continue to learn every day as we work with our customers to influence and improve the risk management process.

Mason-BradleyJames Craven

Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Chemistry.
James specializes in Personal Insurance with a focus on securing individual wealth.
704-227-1161 | craven@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arnold Edwards

Founding Partner (Retired 2016)
Graduated from Wake Forest University with a BBA degree in Management.
Obtained CPCU designation and served as President of the Charlotte Chapter of CPCU.

 

 

 

 

 

7John Ferguson

Graduated from Davidson College. John’s areas of expertise are in benefits, partial self-funding and disease management.
John handles large accounts for ECM.
864-314-4859 | jferguson@ecmins.com

 

 

 

8Luke Ferguson

Graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Business Management.
He specializes in group medical, dental, life and short term disability as well as voluntary supplemental benefits.
704-602-9582 | lferguson@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

9 - CopyRich Garner

Attended Wingate University and started his career in the insurance industry in 1999.
Has a PWCA Designation and an active member of the Independent Agents of NC (IIANC)
Extensive experience in Large Commercial Transportation
704-227-1343 | garner@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

11Jeff Haney

ECM Solutions Partner & President
Graduated from Davidson College with a BS in Mathematics.
Holds the CPCU and ARM professional designations.
704-227-3113 | haney@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

Karrie-HiattKarrie Hiatt

Graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with degrees in Business Management and Marketing.
Prior to her employment at ECM Solutions, Karrie managed a retail store for a large insurance carrier, focusing on assisting individuals and small employers in obtaining health insurance.
Areas of expertise include group medical, dental, life and disability as well as voluntary benefits. She also has experience with individual medical and Medicare policies.
704-227-1341 | hiatt@ecmins.com

 

 

 

Joe-HughesJoe Hughes

Graduated from Appalachian State University with degree in Psychology with a focus in Business Management; Master’s Degree from the College of Business at Ohio University in Sports Administration
Prior to his employment at ECM Solutions, Joe owned his own insurance agency where he grew a significant book of business with commercial and personal lines accounts.
Joe’s expertise is focused on medium to large organizations in the manufacturing, construction, wholesale distribution, and lumber industries. He also has experience in the allied healthcare fields.
704-227-1350 | hughes@ecmins.com

 

 

 

Michael-HurstMichael Hurst

Graduated from Elon University with a BS in Business Administration and maintains a PHR professional designation. Michael specializes in employee benefits for medium to large employers. He also coordinates HR resources for clients and specializes in handling complex HR cases.
704-235-2934 | hurst@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

13John Ketner

ECM Solutions Partner and Secretary
Graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics and Appalachian State University with an MBA.
Holds the CPCU and CRM professional designations.
John specializes in value-driven risk identification, analysis, control and financing of firms that typically have a total cost of risk from $100,000 to over $2,000,000 annually.
704-227-3116 | ketner@ecmins.com

 

 

 

13Roxie Kimbrell-Hixson

Graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College with a degree in Liberal Arts. Holds the NAPW designation.
Roxie specializes in PPACA Solutions, Compliance, HR Technology, Employee Health & Welfare Plans (both fully-insured and self-funded) coupled with ECM’s proprietary Disease Management Program.
864-234-6979 | hixson@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

14Jeff Little

ECM Solutions Partner
Graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BA in History.
Holds the CIC Professional Designation.
Jeff’s area of expertise are risk management, home builders, commercial general contractors, trade contractors, bonds, manufacturing, distributors and property insurance.
704-227-3121 | little@ecmins.com

 

 

 

15Karl Long

Graduated from University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Art degree.
Holds the ARM, CPCU, ARe and AIC professional designations.
His clients include chemical manufacturers, real estate and property managers, heavy construction, technology firms and human service providers
704-909-2570 | long@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

15Kevin Macmurphy

Graduated from University of Georgia with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Kevin’s areas of expertise are in Risk Management and Insurance. Kevin holds the CPCU designation and handles ECM’s Personal Lines accounts.
704-235-2938 | macmurphy@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

17Griffin McGuirt

Account Executive
Graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in History.
Graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law with a Juris Doctor.
Admitted to practice law in Missouri and Florida.
Prior to his employment at ECM Solutions, Griffin held the position of corporate counsel at an insurance carrier. He currently utilizes his legal background to help clients identify and address contractual risk transfer issues.
704-944-9151 | gmcguirt@ecmins.com

 

 

 

17Jae McGuirt

ECM Solutions Partner and Treasurer
Graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS in Business.
Holds the CPCU professional designation.
His clients range from construction, manufacturing, or distribution, or are operations with significant fleet exposures.
704-496-7342 | mcguirt@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

18Jessica Medlin

Graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BSBA in Finance and Management.
Holds a CIC & CLCS professional designation.
Jessica’s areas of expertise are in the creation of insurance programs individualized to fit each client focusing on large organizations and high net worth individuals.
704-227-3131 | medlin@ecmins.com

 

 

 

19Jim Muse

Founding Partner of ECM Solutions
Graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Business Management.
Holds the CPCU and CIC professional designations.
Areas of expertise include commercial and residential construction, manufacturing, professional practices and financial institutions.
704-227-3103 | muse@ecmins.com

 

 

 

19Scott Ogburn

Scott’s areas of expertise are in Employee Benefits and Disease Management. He currently serves on the South Carolina Business Coalition on Health Board of Directors.
Scott handles large group accounts (100 plus) both fully-insured and self-funded.
864-234-6979 | ogburn@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

19Jennifer Phillips

Graduated from Johnson State College with a BA in Business Administration and Colorado State University with an MBA.
Jennifer specializes in value-driven risk identification, analysis, and control with a focus on developing client relationships.
704-602-9576 | phillips@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

20Michael Teague

Graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Communications.
Michael’s areas of expertise are in construction and habitational & real estate development. Michael handles mid-sized to large accounts.
704-909-2572 | teague@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt-ThompsonMatt Thompson

Graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Textile Management and a focus in Entrepreneurship.
Prior to his employment at ECM Solutions, Matt was a claim handler in the property department at a Fortune 100 insurance carrier.
Areas of expertise include start-ups, technology, professional practices, and the Property line of business.
704-909-2564 | mthompson@ecmins.com

 

 

 

 

21Sam Thompson

Senior Vice President and former Partner
Graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration.
He holds the CPCU and CIC professional designations.
Sam’s expertise is in Commercial and Residential Construction, manufacturing, technology and personal insurance
704-227-3119 | thompson@ecmins.com

 

 

 

22Tim Turner

Senior Vice President and former Partner
Graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration and earned a diploma in Risk & Insurance from College of Insurance in New York.
He holds the CPCU and ARM professional designations.
Tim’s area of expertise are social service non-profit, healthcare, transportation, professional liability, as well as building trades and construction clients.
704-227-3124 | turner@ecmins.com