Pete Villemain

President, Spire Risk Management, LLC

Pete Villemain began his insurance career by joining his family’s insurance agency, Employee Benefit Services, two days after graduating from Southwestern University in May of 1995. With an early focus on self-insurance, Pete was instrumental in expanding EBS’s services to becoming a licensed TPA in 1999. As a TPA, EBS provided COBRA, FSA, HRA, eligibility management, and self-funded administration services to its clients in addition to the gamut of fully-insured solutions.

In 2004, Pete took over as President of EBS and continued to expand its services to companies throughout South Texas. As EBS grew, so did the need for in-house solutions.

In 2012, Pete made the bold commitment and investment to develop an online benefit platform to provide clients a single resource with online enrollment, COBRA and premium bill auditing…a system that is still unmatched in the market today.

Over the years, Pete has developed a reputation of developing unique solutions for employers to not only save them money today, but set their benefit plans up for long term stability and success.

On November 1, 2019, Pete and Buddy Morris brokered a merger of EBS and Spire Risk Management with the goal of bringing “National Talent” to the South Texas “Boutique Market”. Clients of Spire Risk Management enjoy the benefits of having experienced, veteran counsel with hands-on, personal service.

In his free time, Pete enjoys volunteering with his church and performing as a professional drummer. Married in 1995, Pete and his wife, Kathy (also in the business) have raised two sons: Jacob, a successful, local engine builder and Nathan, a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University and future officer in the US Army.