ABOUT GORST & COMPASS

Since 1968 we have dedicated ourselves to becoming a full service wholesale brokerage organization focused on mutually beneficial relationships with our agents and companies. We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and providing knowledgeable and timely service.

Gorst – officially known as “Harry W. Gorst Company” is our binding authority division and where have underwriting authority with many insurance companies.

Compass – officially known as a “Compass Insurance Group of Agencies” is our brokerage division where we have access to over 100 markets.

We have recently branded ourselves as Gorst & Compass Insurance. We have excellent products that we can place with admitted and non-admitted markets. These products include Casualty, Property, Professional Liability, Workers’ Comp, Personal Lines, Transportation & Garage. We cover all of California and the surrounding western states. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.

 

TEAM

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Name Title Phone
Executive Staff
Mike Heagerty President & CEO 818.507.0900 X130
Jane Heagerty CFO 818.507.0900 X131
Bryan Clark Executive Vice President 818.507.0900 X148
Leila Navarro Sr. Vice President – Chief Operations Officer 818.507.0900 X151
Jennifer Clark Vice President – Human Resources 818.507.0900 X124
Cathy Sagebiel Vice President – Finance 818.507.0900 X161

 

Name Title Phone
A
Salpi Ashdjian Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X187
Angie Avila Assistant Broker 818.507.0900 X135
B
Sharon Babic Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X152
Donna Bacarti Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 800.437.6616 X184
Myrna Bardwell Executive Assistant 818.507.0900 X144
Eric Burgis Compliance Technician 818.507.0900 X125
C
Albert Celis Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X141
Meghann Chalker Assistant Broker 818.507.0900 X172
Brad Chesnutt Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.534.2628
Brian Collins Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X168
G
Smriti Garg Business Analyst 818.507.0900 X121
Mike Gates Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X154
H
Keith Haffner Sr. I.T. Technician 818.507.0900 X129
I
G.V. Inocentes Assistant Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X147
Karen Iturriaga Receptionist 818.507.0900 X111
L
Paul Laufer Sr. Vice President – Brokerage 818.507.0900 X165
Minh Le Superviser – C/L Assistant U/W Dept. 818.507.0900 X164
Rexibelle Lesaca Supervisor – Accounting Dept. 818.507.0900 X119
Rochelle Lesaca Assistant Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X122
M
Jessica Melendez-Eksteen Supervisor – P/L Assistant U/W Dept. 818.507.0900 X136
Ervin Moquia Records Technician 818.507.0900 X139
Fabiola Murillo Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X145
O
Gloria Oliva Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X158
Nelson Oliva Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X117
P
J.P. Pastor Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X115
Ivy Pennie Supervisor – Compliance and Records Dept. 818.507.0900 X137
Daniela Pisarnwongs Assistant Broker 818.507.0900 X186
Brad Poe Sr. Underwriter – Commercial & Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X157
Chip Polhill Sr. Vice President – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X128
Domarina Pouryousef Assistant Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X143
R
Karina Reyna Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X163
Cinthia Reynaga Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X118
Valeska Rodriguez Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X127
S
Wesley Sagebiel Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X153
Michelyn Salmorin Assistant Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X114
Mercedes Slepicoff Accounting & Financing Technician 818.507.0900 X134
Adrienne Stubbs Assistant Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X177
V
Diana Villasenor Assistant Underwriter – Commercial Lines 818.507.0900 X173
W
Sue Weeks Sr. Underwriter – Personal Lines 818.507.0900 X120
Megan Wicks Sr. Underwriter – Transportation & Garage 818.507.0900 X140
Azy Williams Claims & Accounting Technician 818.507.0900 X133
 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Gorst & Compass Insurance is committed to making a “DIFFERENCE” in your business. We are committed to offering our customers the most competitive products available. Our management team is committed to insuring that we can deliver these products to you in the most time efficient manner. Our underwriting teams work hard to insure that we deliver on our promise to make that difference.

Michael F. Heagerty
President & C.E.O.

 

CAREERS

At Gorst & Compass Insurance we pride ourselves in hiring top quality people. We are looking for bright, energetic self-starters that can make a difference in our company.

We offer full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, flexible spending accounts and more.

We want to hear from you if you are this person. Please call Bryan Clark at 818.507.0900 x148 or email your resume.

 

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