Billyard Insurance Group partners with My Hunter

Partnership part of a venture where the major brokerage acquires the local operation

Billyard Insurance Group partners with My Hunter

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Billyard Insurance Group (BIG) has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Hunter Insurance Inc. operating as My Hunter (“My Hunter”).

A release said that BIG president Stephen Billyard has partnered with BIG Mississauga East managing partner Irfan Shafqat to operate My Hunter, which has undergone a rebrand.

Shafqat has more than 10 years of insurance experience; he will continue to play an active role at BIG’s Mississauga East branch and look to bring in more key operational leaders and management to lead the location’s day-to-day operations.

“Partnering with Billyard Insurance Group and Stephen Billyard on this venture was a no-brainer,” said Shafqat. “The support Billyard Insurance Group has offered to me, and my team over the years, has been unparalleled. Within only 6 years, BIG Mississauga East has scaled from a small staff of 5 people to nearly 100 employees. The broad market access provided by BIG and the exceptional departmental support from head office has helped fuel our growth.”

Shafqat added that he thinks that he and Stephen think similarly when it comes to insurance and that their combined skill sets will help scale the operations of My Hunter.

“Irfan is one of Canada’s leading insurance brokers and has been the top broker for Billyard Insurance Group for many years,” said Stephen Billyard. “As the managing partner, Irfan quickly built Mississauga East into the top producing branch in the company. We could not be prouder to partner with Irfan on this new venture. He has proven to be an industry leader and will surely make My Hunter one of the top insurance brokerages in the country."

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