Leadership

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Dan Smith, President

Dan entered the Army after high school and retired twenty years later at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Always a hard worker, his military experience reinforced the importance of teamwork and a shared goal to achieving optimal results.
Upon retiring he took a position at the corporate office of Hot Dog on a Stick. He was soon promoted to VP of Operations and later to CEO, a position he held for seven years.
Dan is dedicated to building a packout company that is different on purpose. He has the proven ability to build highly specialized teams that know what they do best and, perhaps more importantly, why they do it. His employees would follow him anywhere – he is just that rare combination of compassion mixed with a strong dose of a natural leader.
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Mark Whatley, VP

Mark is a San Diego native and developed an early love for the construction trades in high school. While obtaining his undergraduate degree from Cal State San Marcos, Mark paid his way by working as a construction project manager for two distinguished general contracting firms in the North San Diego area. After graduating, Mark began working as a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company. Mark’s tenure in the financial services industry brings a level of organization and economic insight to EPC that allows us to perform efficiently and effectively under high-pressure circumstances. Mark has continued his education by obtaining a UCSD-E certificate in finance, California General Contractors License (#1020648),  California State certifications in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, and building inspections. With his high level of expertise in the restoration field and his impressive academic background, Mark has become an expert in homeowner’s insurance policies as it relates to emergency situations. Mark is considered an Xactimate subject matter expert and functions as one of the regions only Xactimate Affiliate Trainers. As a natural outcome of Mark’s bias towards training, education, Mark founded an educational foundation, Actionable Insights, a special interest group comprised of Southern California’s preeminent restoration contractors and fellow adjusters from numerous carriers. Mark lives in La Costa, CA with his stunning Brazilian wife Maria and their young son Enzo.
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Daniel Meehan, VP

Daniel was born and raised in the East Bay. Prior to joining the EPC ownership team, he functioned as a large loss adjuster for State Farm, where he earned his WRT & FSRT IICRC certifications and became Level 2 Certified in Xactimate. He received a BS in Psychology from Chico State University. His altruistic nature and relaxed demeanor make him a natural fit for the emergency services field and are appreciated by client’s, carriers and employees alike. A family man to his core, Daniel resides in Martinez with his wife and two young children.