Vice-president and broker
MONARCH INSURANCE BROKERS
In 2005, Mike Gerber had applied for and been accepted into the astrophysics program at the University of Alberta. Before he left, however, his aunt, a vicepresident at Great-West Life, informed him that she had just hired several students out of the program. “I figured if I was going to end up in insurance anyway, I might as well pursue insurance instead,” says Gerber, who decided instead to join the insurance program at Grant MacEwan University.
Gerber worked for five years at Co-operators Insurance and Financial Services in Edmonton, then switched to the broker side in 2012 at Monarch Insurance Brokers, where he began developing relationships in the trucking industry with compliance managers, suppliers, financing agents and dealerships. He has since cultivated those relationships to the point where he has made transportation his specialty.
“Transportation is a field filled with nuance; navigating the evolving regulations and needs of the trucking and insurance industry is a big challenge,” Gerber says. “The reward is finding the solution to tie these two together."