Professional Bio Evan has provided sound mind and rudder within the maritime industry and marine insurance sector for over 20 years. Prior to surveying vessels, he worked as a commercial marine underwriter for Marine MGA, holding the pen for NAS and Swiss Re where his portfolio included a great diversity of commercial and recreational marine risks: vessels, marinas, boat builders, marine contractors, cargo, stevedoring and inland marine exposures. Evan analyzed, underwrote as well as aided claims adjustment within this niche portfolio. Following the sale of Marine MGA Evan joined Liberty Mutual Insurance where he performed a variety of roles inclusive of approving watercraft policies. After earning promotion twice Evan's curiosity led him to explore and develop professional skills beyond marine insurance. He completed his MBA and took a brief sabbatical as a consultant, business analyst, and project management professional with companies such as: Liberty Mutual, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Homesite and American Family Insurance. During this period, Evan came to realize life was better around boats and formed East Coast Marine Surveyors in 2014 to offer condition and valuation (C&V) reports to boat owners in the local community. Shortly after the company's founding, however, Evan was offered a Senior Marine Underwriter position with Chubb Insurance company. He accepted this opportunity and now approves vessel surveys and manages a large portfolio of boat and yacht business. To that end, East Coast Marine Surveyor's operations are currently inactive to avoid any conflict of interest.
Evan's formal training includes both American Institute Ocean and Inland marine courses (AMIM 121, 122), as well as AICPCU marine underwriter continuing education courses. Evan completed his master's program with a final project on the construction and outfitting of a fiberglass sailboat. He is a graduate of Navtech and has earned the Accredited Master Marine Surveyor (AMMS) designation, recognized by the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU). He is trained in the practice of USCG and ABYC standards for inspection of vessels. Evan also completed Swiss Re Academy's Marine certificate program in Zurich with studies around: yacht insurance, cargo, hulls and marine liabilities. Evan is recognized as a qualified independent vessel surveyor by the United States Surveyors Association (USSA) in Fort Myers, FL and International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) in London.
Personal Bio Nowadays, Evan remains an avid waterman who enjoys sailing, surfing, coastal sea kayaking. He and his wife are members of the Kittery Point Yacht Club and long time residents of Portsmouth, NH. Evan has roots dating 4 generations to Portland Maine's waterfront and has logged thousands of nautical miles, crewing aboard a diverse fleet in both regattas and deliveries. As a New Englander with Greek shipping roots he typically does not allow the change of seasons or adverse weather to prevent good times on the water. It is quite common to see Evan racing a home built Cape Cod Frosty Sailboat in Portsmouth's Fleet #9 throughout the Winter months.
His love affair with boats dates back to childhood, designing, constructing and piloting various RC models with aspirations of becoming a naval architect. Raised on a family powerboat Evan learned to sail by age eleven (11). He spent Summers working as a CIT for a sailing school and was a founding member of the LWSA youth sailing club, which was a pocket of Laser sailors in district 7. During these years, he was also presented a presidential sports award for his commitment and dedication to the sport of sailing. Evan went on to race 420s as a member of his high school team and spent a Semester at Sea aboard the 131' sailing ship "Harvey Gamage." Shortly after gradating Bentley University, Evan co-purchased a 27' J-boat with his brother. Ownership taught valuable lessons, at a relatively young age, in the art of maintaining: rigging, sails, lines, DC electrical systems, and small auxiliary engine. The boat provided years of enjoyment, quality time with friends and family, as well as a humbling perspective on the amount of time, money and dedication required to commission and operate an even modestly sized vessel.