Broking giant assembles new Canadian executive team

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Broking giant assembles new Canadian executive team

P&C broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement advisor NFP has appointed a new executive leadership team (ELT) for its operations in Canada.

According to NFP, the new executive leadership team “will play a central role” in the firm’s mission to create a unified, national business platform in Canada and deliver customized solutions to help clients attain success.

"Forming the ELT is an important step for NFP's evolution in Canada," said NFP Canada president John Haas. "Team members have a diversity of perspectives, business line expertise and geographic representation, which allows us to break down barriers for clients and provide them access to holistic solutions tailored to their dynamic needs."

Members of the ELT include president John Haas; chief operating officer Scott Saddington; chief financial officer Tara Carruthers; associate general counsel Lesley Munk; and head of M&A Greg Padovani.

Other operational members of the ELT include:

  • Sally Hagan, benefits, retirement and group benefit MGA; based in Toronto, Hagan joined NFP in 2017; her career spans 23 years with a specialization in mid-to-large group benefits consulting.
  • Mark Waxman, life & living benefits; based in Toronto, Waxman joined NFP in Canada through the DOT Financial Corporation acquisition in 2008; he has 27 years of industry experience.
  • Greg Dunn, personal lines; based in Toronto, Dunn joined NFP through the acquisition of Mass Insurance Brokers in 2018, where he was president and CEO; he has 26 years of industry experience.
  • Mark Wiens, mid-market and SME business lines; based in Edmonton, Wiens joined NFP through the Foster Park acquisition in 2021, where he served as president since 1997 and successfully grew the company.
  • Evan Garner, Complex Risk Solutions Group; based in Montreal, Garner joined NFP in 2021; he has 20 years of industry experience, serving rail, aircraft manufacturing, forestry, power and industrial manufacturing.

In addition to the appointments, NFP chief people officer Mary Steed will work closely with the ELT to guide key initiatives. Steed will push the NFP’s “PeopleFirst” agenda, working with the company’s business leaders to ensure the strategies employed and programs offered to attract and retain top talent.

"NFP's executive leadership team will work to ensure our PeopleFirst culture is reflected across our organization, prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and identifying career paths for all of our employees through the committed reinforcement of talent development and training," said Haas. "It is incumbent upon the ELT to ensure we are always providing a positive, rewarding and enjoyable work environment so colleagues can take care of their families, contribute in meaningful ways and advance their professional careers."