Mr. Eagan's background in the financial services industry is deep and diverse. In 1983 he accepted a position as Senior Vice President with Empire of America, a Western New York based thrift, which expanded across five states before its assets were acquired by KeyCorp and M&T in 1989. He was instrumental in developing the distribution of insurance and investment products and services throughout Empire's retail branch network.
In 1988 Mr. Eagan became Senior Vice President of National Business Development with Investor Life Services. At that time, ILS was a distribution subsidiary of USF&G Insurance Corporation, which was reorganized as Old Mutual Financial Network. There he initiated and developed the company's Financial Institution Division which contributed greatly to the corporate earnings.
Mr. Eagan joined BankMark in 1991, a leading financial institution third-party marketing organization, as Executive Vice President of New Business Development. In that capacity he managed to expand the organization from a regional to a national player until its acquisition by Conseco in 1997. From 1997 until joining Midwood in 2000, Mr. Eagan was retained as a consultant to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where he subsequently developed and expanded Liberty's product distribution through a national network of financial institutions.
The latest phase of his career began when he joined Midwood Financial Services, Inc. He has skillfully negotiated with leading insurers and other providers to offer the best and most consumer friendly financial products and services to Midwood's partners for retail distribution. In tandem with Alan Blank, he is the co-architect of Midwood's philosophy of harmonizing with its business partners' business goals, objectives, culture and ethics.
Mr. Eagan has been appointed by the Governor of New York to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's Board of Commissioners to oversee, among other things, the cost control initiatives of the region's transit system and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Erie County's SPCA.