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THE SUM INSURANCE TEAM



Jeff
JEFF SOMERVILLE, MBA, FCIP     TORONTO, ON

Jeff is the President of SUM Insurance.
Jeff's prior position was Vice President, Manager Commercial General Liability practice for at Elliott Special Risks LLP, then a major Canadian MGA. Jeff began his insurance career 20 years ago and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada (FCIP), RIBO designated principal broker and completed his MBA at the Ivey School of Business University of Western Ontario in 2009.
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Travis
TRAVIS BUDD, MBA     MONTREAL, QC

Travis is Senior Vice President and Professional Liability Practice Leader, SUM Insurance.
Previously, Travis was Vice President and Branch manager of Montreal operations, and the Eastern Canadian Manager of the Professional Liability Department for a major Canadian MGA. Travis has over 20 years of insurance experience and is licensed by the AMF as a 'commercial-lines damage insurance broker' in Quebec and completed his MBA from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2009.
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Stan
STAN LAM, FCIP     TORONTO, ON

Stan is Senior Vice President and Umbrella & Excess Liability Practice Leader, SUM Insurance.
Prior to SUM Insurance, Stan was Vice President and Umbrella/Excess Manager for a major Canadian MGA. Stan has almost 35 years of experience in the insurance business working exclusively in Commercial lines. Stan is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada (FCIP) and is RIBO licensed.
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Serge
SERGE MELANSON, FCIP, B ADM     MONTREAL, QC

Serge is Senior Vice President, SUM Insurance.
Previously, Serge was Assistant Vice President, Umbrella/Excess and Environmental Impairment Liability departments for a major Canadian MGA. Serge has 20 years experience in the insurance industry and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada (FCIP). He is licensed by the AMF as 'commercial-lines damage insurance brokers' in Quebec and is a commercial lines broker in the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
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Rick
RICHARD DEGRACE, FCIP, CRM     TORONTO, ON

Rick is Vice President, SUM Insurance.
Previous to SUM Insurance, Rick was Senior Vice President, Manager Product Development, and Manager of the Environmental Department for a major Canadian MGA. Rick has been contributing to the insurance industry for over 40 years as a casualty underwriter with diverse experience in general and surplus casualty lines including reinsurance broking and a stint as a branch manager. He is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada (FCIP), has his Certified Risk Management Designation (CRM) and is RIBO licensed (Level II Unrestricted).
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Troy
TROY BOURASSA, CIP, MBA     TORONTO, ON

Troy is Senior Vice President, Operations at SUM Insurance.
Previously, Troy was the VP, Operations for a mid-size regional insurance carrier responsible for Sales, Service and Claims and prior to that Troy was primarily involved in Claims leadership. Troy has been active in the industry for over 18 years including contributions through the CICMA, IBC, the Insurance Institute, and the insurance program at Grant MacEwan university. Troy is a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), a Chartered Insurance Operations Professional (CIOP), a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and has received his MBA.
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Bob
BOB BOUSFIELD, TORONTO, ON

Bob is Vice President and Property Practice Leader. Bob brings more than 40 years of progressive insurance experience to SUM, most recently as the hands-on leader of a national team of experienced special and standard risk property underwriters. Bob is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada, has his CRM designation and his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University.
bob.bousfield@suminsurance.ca

Younes
YOUNES BOUNAFAA, MBA, CIP     MONTREAL, QC

Younes is Vice-President and Environmental Liability Practice Leader, SUM Insurance. Prior to joining SUM Insurance, Younes was Assistant Vice President, Manager and National Environmental Product Line leader for a major Canadian MGA. Younes has almost 15 years of international experience in the insurance business working both in Canada and Europe, in EIL , GL and Property lines of business. He also has field experience having worked as a civil engineer for 6 years with a global world leader prior to joining the insurance world. Younes holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering, an MBA from McGill University as well as the CIP designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada.
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Kevin
KEVIN ARMSTRONG, TORONTO, ON

Kevin is Vice-President and Umbrella and Excess Practice leader working out of our Toronto office. Kevin has almost 30 years of commercial Underwriting experience working with major international Insurers focussed on Canadian business. Kevin has spent his career working in Commercial insurance, working with broad capacity and on Specialty Risks.
kevin.armstrong@suminsurance.ca

André
ANDRE CHARBONNEAU,      MONTREAL, QC

André is Assistant Vice President, SUM Insurance. Prior to SUM Insurance, André was Casualty Manager and Senior Underwriter at a major International Insurance Company. André brings with him over 40 years of underwriting experience in all facets of commercial liability insurance.
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Ann Marie
ANN MARIE TOURNEUR, B.Sc., CIP     MONTREAL, QC

Ann Marie is Assistant Vice President, Property for SUM Insurance. For the past three years Ann Marie has been part of the SUM organization in her role as AVP Underwriting and Operations for the Morin Elliott office. Ann Marie has acquired over 30 years of experience in underwriting and management within several national insurers. She is now using her expertise to provide property solutions for not only Morin Elliott but for SUM. Ann Marie holds a Bachelor in Science from McGill University as well as the CIP designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada.
annmarie.tourneur@suminsurance.ca

Connie
CONNIE PEPLINSKIE, CIP     TORONTO, ON

Connie is VP, managing the Toronto CGL team and underwrites in our Commercial General Liability Practice. Prior to joining SUM Connie was the Vice President and CGL Department Manager for a major Canadian specialty carrier. She brings over 20 years of casualty underwriting experience in the MGA space to SUM.
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Irwin
IRWIN GINSLER, BA, FCIP     TORONTO, ON

Irwin is Assistant Vice President and has almost 40 years of experience in the Canadian Property & Casualty Insurance industry. He has worked at both an Underwriter and a broker at a number of national firms. For over 25 years Irwin has specialized in underwriting Professional Liability in senior roles including 11 years as a Vice President, Manager of Professional Liability for a major Canadian MGA and as the owner/operator of his own MGA. Irwin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has been a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada since 1979.
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David
DAVID ST MARTIN, CIP     TORONTO, ON

David is Assistant Vice President and Marine and Logistics Practice Leader, SUM Insurance.
David has worked in the marine and logistics insurance sector for twenty years. Starting in the claims and recovery department of an international marine insurance company, David progressed to underwriting and marketing positions before operating a branch office. David has also worked the brokerage side and was a partner in a Canadian Marine Managing General Agency. David is a Certified Insurance Professional and is RIBO licensed.
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Karen
KAREN MAK, B.Sc.(Hons), FCIP, CRM     TORONTO, ON

Karen is a Senior Underwriter focussed on Umbrella and Excess Liability. Karen has had a dynamic career trajectory over 15 years, working in Personal Lines Home and Auto Insurance and Commercial Property and Casualty for a prominent national carrier before moving to a National MGA to specialize in Umbrella and Excess Liability. Karen's education is ideally suited to her role in that she has an Honours B.Sc from the University of Toronto majoring in Sociology and Psychology, a post-graduate Marketing Management Diploma, has the CRM designation and is a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional.
karen.mak@suminsurance.ca

Christine
CHRISTINE NAUTH, B.Es, CIP, CAIB      TORONTO, ON

Christine is a Senior Underwriter in our Environmental Liability team. Christine studied Environmental Science at York University before beginning her Insurance career. Christine brings valuable experience to our team having previously worked for a major international commercial brokerage, and as an Enviromental Liability Underwriter for a major international insurer. In addition to her honours degree in Environmental Studies, Christine has her CIP and CAIB designations.
christine.nauth@suminsurance.ca

Christina
CHRISTINA ROACH, TORONTO, ON

Christina is a Senior Underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice. Prior to joining SUM Christina worked for a major specialty carrier in the casualty department. Christina is exceptionally organized and focused and brings over 15 years experience in primary casualty, excess and umbrella insurance to SUM.
christina.roach@suminsurance.ca

Mary
MARY MACLAREN, TORONTO, ON

Mary is a Senior Underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice. Mary has 38 years of insurance experience with 33 of those years working directly in Specialty Lines. Mary is a well-known in the industry as a team player who builds strong relationships and produces high-quality work.
mary.maclaren@suminsurance.ca

Sandra
SANDRA LEFEBVRE, B.Sc     TORONTO, ON

Sandra is a Senior Underwriter in our Professional Liability Department. Prior to joining SUM, Sandra worked in professional liability for a global carrier and a major Canadian insurance company. She has over 10 years of experience in the industry, is fluently bilingual, and is known for her approachable and communicative professional style.
sandra.lefebvre@suminsurance.ca

Araz
ARAZ KRIKOR, FCIP, CRM     TORONTO, ON

Araz is a Senior Underwriter focused on Commercial Property risks. Araz has more than 17 years experience working in Commercial Property Insurance working for both a major domestic market and in Specialty lines. Araz is known as a very organized and enthusiastic hard worker, which is of course a great benefit to our customers, but also something she has applied to her own development having achieved both the Certified Risk Manager and achieving her Fellowship CIP designation. Araz is a key member of our growing property insurance team.
araz.krikor@suminsurance.ca

Dusan
DUSAN IVKOVIC,      MONTREAL, QC

Dusan is an Underwriter, focussing on our Commercial General Liability Practice, Umbrella/Excess and Environmental Impairment Liability. Dusan has over 15 years' experience in the insurance industry and is licensed by the AMF as a personal-lines damage insurance broker in the province of Quebec.
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Gabriela
GABRIELA GASEVIC, CIP     TORONTO, ON

Gabriela Gasevic is an Underwriter focused on Environmental Liability coverage, Marine & Logistics. Gabriela has a diverse insurance background of more than 10 years including working as a member of the insurance group of a prominent Toronto law firm as well as working as a Health & Safety Investigation Assistant for the Government of Alberta. Gabriela is a Chartered Insurance Professional.
gabriela.gasevic@suminsurance.ca

Dora
DORA MASTRODOMENICO, MONTREAL, PQ

Dora is an Underwriter, focussed on Professional Liability and supporting all aspects of our broad Professional Lines offerings. Dora's experience with Strategic Underwriting Managers and prior to that with another nationally recognized MGA amounts to more than 23 years of industry and organizational knowledge that is foundational to her strong contribution.
dora.mastro@suminsurance.ca

Valerie
VALÉRIE ALLARD, B.Sc., CIP     MONTREAL, PQ

Valérie is an Underwriter specialized in Professional Liability. Previously, she was an Underwriter working in Commercial (P&C) and Professional Liability for two major Canadian insurance companies. Valerie has 8 years of experience in the insurance industry and holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Relations and a Post-Graduate Degree in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Montreal. She also holds the CIP designation from the Insurance Institute of Canada with honours.
valerie.allard@suminsurance.ca

Sharon
SHARON PARKER, TORONTO, ON

Sharon is an underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice. She began her insurance career four years ago with a major national carrier. Prior to joining SUM, she worked in both Commercial Automobile and Personal Lines underwriting and most recently, as a Commercial Lines business analyst. Sharon is a Chartered Insurance Professional.
sharon.parker@suminsurance.ca

Dan
DAN LOPES, CIP      TORONTO, ON

Dan is an underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice. He began his insurance career three years ago with a national carrier and has Commercial underwriting experience across all product lines. Dan has also completed his CIP designation and is currently pursuing his FCIP.
dan.lopes@suminsurance.ca

Jessica
JESSICA CAMPBELL, TORONTO, ON

Jessica is an Underwriter in our Toronto Office focussed on supporting our Logistics practice and our Office Packages. Prior to joining SUM, Jessica spent two years working as a underwriter in an MGA environment on Marine and High-Risk property.
jessica.campbell@suminsurance.ca

Brian
BRIAN TOMPKINS, B.A.Econ (Hons), CIP      TORONTO, ON

Brian is an Underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice. After studying Economics at Queen’s University, Brian began his Insurance career with a major national carrier as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Brian has been involved in Commercial Underwriting since 2012 and has worked with a wide variety of products.
brian.tompkins@suminsurance.ca

Guillaume
GUILLAUME SAINDON, MONTRÉAL, QC

Guillaume is an Underwriter in our Commercial General Liability practice, Umbrella and Excess. Guillaume began his career 5 years ago with a major Canadian brokerage firm and is licensed by the AMF as damage insurance broker in the province of Quebec. Guillaume holds a Bachelor in economics from the University of Montreal, a post graduate degree in accounting and has the CRM designation.
guillaume.saindon@suminsurance.ca

Maria
MARIA TRAGOULIAS, MONTRÉAL, QC

Maria is an Underwriter focused on Commercial Property risks. Maria arrives to SUM with more than 14 years’ experience working at a major international insurer, in particular three years as a Commercial Property Underwriter.
maria.tragoulias@suminsurance.ca

Anie
ANIE CHARBONNEAU, MONTRÉAL, QC

Anie is a Technical Assistant at the Montreal Branch. Anie joins SUM with a diverse background of more than 15 years of experience, including several years in the insurance industry and as a social worker. Anie also studied at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) in remedial education.
anie.charbonneau@suminsurance.ca

Rita
RITA TADDEO, MONTRÉAL, QC

Rita is a Technical Assistant in our Montreal office supporting our Professional Liability program. Rita joins SUM with almost 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked for an international insurer supporting a number of different programs.
rita.taddeo@suminsurance.ca

Tiffany
TIFFANY MARTINEZ, MONTRÉAL, QC

Tiffany is a Technical Assistant in our Montreal Office focussing on supporting our Environmental Impairment Liability program. Tiffany joins SUM with over 12 years of insight in the insurance industry working at a major international insurer.
tiffany.martinez@suminsurance.ca

Keely
KEELY MURPHY, TORONTO, ON

Keely is a technical assistant in our Toronto office, primarily supporting our CGL team. She comes to us with two years of experience in the industry ranging from Commercial Lines to Personal Lines to Claims. In addition to her insurance experience, Keely is also a registered Social Service Worker.
keely.murphy@suminsurance.ca

Tracy
TRACY HO, CIP      TORONTO, ON

Tracy is a Technical Assistant supporting our Property team. Tracy has more than 25 years of insurance experience as a Technical Assistant and Assistant Underwriter working for a major international Reinsurance company and in the specialty property division of a major international Insurer.
tracy.ho@suminsurance.ca

Maria
MARIA PERDIKIS, TORONTO, ON

Maria is part of the Accounting team located in our Toronto head office. She supports all aspects of Accounts Receivables including providing monthly statements to brokers and collections. She comes to us with many years of experience in the customer service and general office administration.
maria.perdikis@suminsurance.ca

Merlyn
MERLYN MAANO, B.Sc.     TORONTO, ON

Merlyn is part of our Accounting team located in Toronto and, among other things, supports all aspects of Accounts Payable including producing accurate bordereau reports. Merlyn has her Bachelor of Science in Statistics, and has a rich history of working in a variety of accounting environments including a very successful tenure working for the Social Security System for the Philippines.
merlyn.maano@suminsurance.ca

Allie
ALLIE CHAN, MBA     TORONTO, ON

Allie is a Business Analyst in our Toronto office. She has been in the Insurance industry for four years and has had a wide variety of experience having worked in Claims and Underwriting for a major national personal lines carrier. Allie is a Justice Studies graduate of the University of Guelph and achieved her MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2010.
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