EPIC Risk Management welcome Josiah Ojofeitimi

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EPIC Risk Management has strengthened both its lived experience of gambling harm and the extent of financial services knowledge within the company’s ranks, thanks to the arrival of Josiah Ojofeitimi as business development consultant.

He spent a decade in which his work in leading finance industry roles for the likes of Aviva and First Central intertwined with increasingly severe problem gambling, making him perfectly placed to assist the company’s intended growth within the financial services sector with a first-hand understanding of the risks that both individuals and institutions may face.

Working closely alongside director of business development Martin Bland – with whom he had his first contact to understand EPIC’s mission and values – Josiah hopes to create new partnerships with the kind of institutions he knows well from his previous roles, given the heightened risk of gambling harm that has been identified within the financial services industry.

“We started having conversations over the phone and straight away I felt the energy and that the values that EPIC have are very much aligned to mine,” explained Ojofeitimi.

“Having lived through the experience of problem gambling, I really want to do what I can to assist.

“The initial phase of my work with EPIC will see me come in on a consultative basis, where we're really looking to penetrate new markets. My background is ten years in financial services and insurance, and given [CEO] Paul Buck's background in that sector as well, it's something that he's keen to grow over the next few years.”

Those wishing to contact our business development team to discuss potential collaborations within the financial services sector can contact Martin Bland and Josiah Ojofetimi via mbland@epicriskmanagement.com and jojofeitimi@epicriskmanagement.com respectively.