Insurance

Mark Morissette is CEO and Founder of Foxquilt, an Insurance Technology Company for B2B

Mark Morissette created Foxquilt to empower consumers with greater purchasing power when acquiring and managing their insurance. Foxquilt is a Canadian financial technology company focused on using big data and machine learning to empower social groups to save on Small Business and Home insurance. Foxquilt creates new value opportunities for customers by bringing people and communities together online with a smart and modern approach to insurance. Leveraging innovative technology and creating unique products, they make it easy for customers to buy insurance online from leading carriers and access group purchasing power.

Mark’s career includes more than 15 years in various leadership roles spanning Underwriting, Operations and Sales & Distribution for some Canada’s premier Carriers and fintech organizations including, Aviva and Real Matters.

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Ehsan Rasul, President and Founder of Knowledge & Achievement Inc., Discusses the Insurance Industry and Training

Ehsan Rasul, President and Founder of Knowledge & Achievement Inc., in Calgary talks about his business of training people in the insurance industry and the state of the industry today.

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After 9 Months, Phil Bliss Sits Down with Canada’s Podcast Alumni Andrew Ostro, Co-Founder and CEO of PolicyMe

Andrew Ostro is Co-Founder and CEO of the online insurance platform PolicyMe. Andrew is an emerging young business leader in Canada. He’s taking on the established life insurance industry with honest and transparent advice. It’s been nine months since Phil Bliss sat down with Laura McKay, President of PolicyMe so Canada’s Podcast invited Andrew to get an update on the company’s progress and new insights.

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Danish Yusuf is Founder & CEO of Zensurance, Canada’s Only Digital Marketplace Built for Business Owners to Buy Insurance

Danish Yusuf is based in Toronto, and is the Founder and CEO of Zensurance, Canada’s only digital marketplace built for business owners to buy insurance. Danish started his career as a software engineer at IBM, then spent 7 years at McKinsey & Company as a consultant to large insurance companies. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Courtney Buhler

Edmonton-based entrepreneur Courtney Buhler has turned a business that started as a lash lounge into a multi-million dollar global supplier and educator in the eyelash extension industry. She is founder and CEO of Sugarlash PRO.

Dana Bouwman

Dana Bouwman is Account Executive with Insight Insurance and Risk Management in Edmonton. She talks about being a young professional and being an entrepreneur in the past.

Laura McKay

Laura McKay is the co-founder of PolicyMe, which is on a mission to make insurance simpler and cheaper for everyone who needs it. Laura’s a math nerd with a math degree from University of Waterloo with an actuarial focus. Not surprisingly, PolicyMe has developed proprietary life insurance algorithms that are designed to recommend the best life insurance product for you. But Laura’s real passion, after a four year career working with a high profile consulting group in New York city, is to improve financial literacy, put an end to the industry practice of up selling / overprotecting and reduce frictional costs in the existing value chain.

Steve Beatty

Steve Beatty is the founder of cultureONE which in In May 2015 merged with Front Row Insurance Brokers and created Canada’s largest insurance brokerage specializing in entertainment & media, arts & culture having offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles, Steve has over 25 years of experience in arts and entertainment and insurance – everything from the performance arts to tv and film.

As a theatre manager himself for many years and then an insurance “entrepreneur”, Steve’s heart is in the arts and he is a valued supporter of many cultural initiatives. Steve knows what it takes to bring an artistic vision to completion as well as make sure the risk factors get covered on the way.