Coreprime is one of the country’s leading independent commercial insurance brokerage firms. We seek to create significant long-term value for our Team members, our clients, and the communities in which we live and work.
These principles define our culture and character at Coreprime. They guide our professional and personal conduct, and are the fundamental strengths of our business.
Matt Harris Founder & President
As President of Coreprime, Matt oversees the management and strategic growth of the firm. Matt’s leadership and industry expertise has enabled Coreprime to become one of the fastest growing commercial insurance brokerages in the Western U.S.
Matt is active in both the Nevada and Southern California business communities. Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors of the UNLV Football Foundation and is an active member of the USC Alumni Club of Las Vegas, the USC Alumni Group of Orange County, the Northern Nevada USC Alumni Association, and the LMU MBA Alumni Association. Matt played football at the collegiate level with both USC (2000-2001) and UNLV (2001-2003).
Holding a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, Matt resides in Las Vegas with his wife and four daughters.
Jackie Burkhead Director of Account Management
Jackie brings 15+ years of human resources experience to the Coreprime Team. Prior to joining Coreprime, Jackie served as the HR Director for a large, multi-state law firm headquartered in Las Vegas. Having previously worked in a management capacity on the employer-side of benefits, Jackie is able to provide invaluable insight and guidance regarding the complex benefit questions and HR issues that our clients face.
As Director of Account Management, Jackie oversees the preparation of new group proposals, renewal strategies, implementation and administration of small and large group benefit programs, and all ongoing client support initiatives.
While originally a Hoosier, Jackie has called Nevada her home for over 20 years. She enjoys spending her down-time with her partner Eric and their two basset hounds.
Steve Harris VP, Employee Benefits
As VP of Employee Benefits for Coreprime, Steve Harris oversees the corporate employee benefit programs for some of the region’s largest employers. Steve’s expertise in streamlining the employee benefits administration process has quickly made him one of the top employee benefits advisors in the region.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Steve brings deep relationships and local expertise to the Coreprime Team. A graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Steve received a football scholarship to play quarterback at the University of New Mexico. Steve played three seasons under head coach Rocky Long before having his career cut short due to a back injury. Following his football career, he went on to study Business Administration at the University of San Diego.
Having previously served as an Accounting/HR Specialist for the largest title insurance company in Nevada, Steve brings a wealth of real-world Benefits & HR experience to the Coreprime Team. Steve knows first-hand the pain points that employers face in managing their employee benefit programs, and is relentless in streamlining the process for Coreprime groups across the region.
Andrew McDonald Regional Director
As Regional Director of Coreprime, Andrew is responsible for the agency’s operations and growth in Southern California. Having grown up in Orange County, Andrew brings a vast network and local expertise to the Coreprime Team. Specializing in employee benefit solutions for large companies, Andrew’s passion for business development and relentless determination to address the needs of the client have quickly earned him the reputation as one of the most sought after employee benefits advisors in the region.
Andrew previously served as the National Account Manager for CoreTech Leasing’s Legal Group, where he was responsible for designing technology financing strategies for the largest 200 law firms in the country. Andrew previously also served as an original member of the Athletics Performance Division at the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach, CA, where he helped treat elite military veterans and high-profile athletes with neurological issues related to TBI. In this role, Andrew also managed the clinical operations of an ongoing study with the University of Southern California through their athletic department.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration with a minor in Communication from New Mexico State University, where he was also the Captain of their football team from 2012-2013.
Nick Gabriel VP, Property & Casualty
As VP of Property & Casualty at Coreprime, Nick is responsible for the agency’s P&C operations and growth. Being an Orange County/Newport Beach native, Nick brings established relationships and local expertise to the Coreprime Team. With 12+ years of industry experience, Nick is driven to deliver dedicated, quality insurance brokerage services through client-first, transparent practices. His investment in relationships is essential in determining the best program design to fit each clients’ distinct needs. Nick prides himself on providing exceptional service by understanding his clients’ core values, staying abreast of market changes and tailoring coverage platforms specific to their advancing needs.
Studying Business Administration at the University of Southern California (1998-2000) and the University of San Diego (2000-2002) helped build the foundation of his business practices. He previously served as an Account Executive at Clarke Marine Insurance Services and a Vice President at Integro/Epic insurance Brokers, both based in Orange County. Nick currently resides in Corona del Mar, CA with his wife and three children.
Dylan Check Account Executive
As Account Executive, Dylan is responsible for the day-to-day servicing and management of groups across the region, preparing renewal strategies, and assisting with the implementation of new clients. Having previously served in numerous roles with UnitedHealthcare, Dylan brings a wealth of insurance knowledge to Coreprime’s clientele. His time spent with UnitedHealthcare allowed him to gain experience and insight into the client service, financial forecasting, and sales strategies for the largest health insurance company in the country.
A native of Las Vegas, NV, Dylan brings established relationships and an understanding of the needs and concerns clients have in regard to their employee’s benefits. A graduate of Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Dylan accepted a scholarship to play NCAA Division 2 Lacrosse at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Dylan played four seasons while attending Westminster, during which he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and was named captain his senior season.