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Mark E. Freitas

Mark Edward Partners

New York, NY, USA

Founder

Mark Edward Partners

Mark E. Freitas

Biography

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.

Mark E. Freitas’ Background

Founder
2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Mark Edward Partners is a boutique insurance brokerage firm. With offices in NY, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills & London, they are dedicated to creating bespoke insurance and risk management programs for corporations, non-profit organizations, families and individuals.

Current Non-Executive Positions

Director UConn Foundation, Member Leadership Cabinet, School of Business
Oct 2004 - Present
Hartford, CT, USA
The University of Connecticut was founded in 1881 and is a public land grant, National Sea Grant and National Space Grant research university.
Trustee
Jan 2013 - Present
Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage and the unique scenic quality of the Town of Palm Beach.

Previous Non-Executive Positions

Trustee
Feb 2000 - Nov 2010
Fairfield, CT, USA
Sacred Heart University, is rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual traditions. Their mission is to educate the whole person whilst preparing students to lead and serve in the world today.

Philanthropy

Chair, Development Committee, Member of Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Jun 2006 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
Founder
2005 - Present
Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Mark & Mary Freitas Foundation was set up in 2005 and supports initiatives relating to medical research, community wellbeing and education in the Greater Palm Beach area.
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Mark E. Freitas’ Education