David Blow, Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management
Commercial account executive
JONES DESLAURIERS INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
After graduating from the University of Guelph, David Blow wasn’t sure what to do next. Luckily for him, his father has been in the insurance industry for more than four decades and encouraged his son to follow his lead. In 2014, Blow was accepted into the producer development program at Jones DesLauriers, where he started as an account assistant before moving to account manager and account executive roles, eventually settling into a full-time production role. He currently specializes in brokering unique and hard-to-place risks with an emphasis on real estate, construction and related services across Canada.
As a young broker, Blow has had to overcome one significant obstacle. “One of the predominate challenges that follows youth in client-facing roles within the Canadian insurance industry is the perception of inexperience or incompetence,” a colleague says. “David has strived to make it a mandated focus through the development of his career in tackling these challenges head-on. He has accomplished this through his honest and transparent process when working with clients; collaboration with mentors and senior broker colleagues through a team-based, client-facing approach; and an absolutely unbeaten work ethic.”