Philip J. Harvey is Managing Director and founder of HIG. Phil founded the company, which was originally known as Philip J. Harvey & Co., Inc., in 1977, as a regional general lines insurance brokerage serving personal and commercial lines accounts.
In 1993, Phil created the PREFERRED CLUB Program to serve the insurance needs of the golf and country club industry. That program was spun out of HIG to become Venture Insurance Programs, which today is a leading national program administrator. Mr. Harvey also created HIG Global as a commercial insurance unit for HIG’s national accounts requiring localized services. As Managing Director of HIG, Phil is actively involved in all facets of the brokerage’s insurance placement and business operations.
In addition to his retail agency experience, Phil worked for pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson and was a commercial brokerage consultant with Connecticut General Insurance (now Cigna). He holds a U.S. and B.S. degree from Temple University and has completed several postgraduate certificate programs in Management Acumen from the University of Michigan and the American College.