Mark Freitas is the Founder of Mark Edward Partners, a national boutique insurance brokerage firm dedicated to creating bespoke insurance and risk management programs for corporations, nonprofit organizations, families and individuals. In his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark leads the firm’s business strategy development and execution.
Considered an industry expert, Mark has developed and implemented an array of insurance products for various industry groups, most notably in the financial services community. He has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC on fiduciary liability insurance and bonding related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Mark is a regular speaker at industry forums and is frequently cited in published articles.
A dedicated philanthropist, Mark’s many philanthropic interests include serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where he chairs the Development Committee. With his wife, Mary, he established The Mark & Mary Freitas Foundation to advance a number of causes, especially those that support children and adolescents. Mark serves on the board of The Palm Beach Police Foundation and as a Trustee of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. He served as a trustee of Sacred Heart University and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his exceptional record of success in business and in the larger community. Mark is a Director of the UConn Foundation, a member of the Leadership Cabinet & an inductee in its School of Business. UConn’s Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum was dedicated and named in his honor.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and studied at the Wharton School of Business.