Mike Naughton, D&O manager, The Guarantee
In 2018, The Guarantee promoted Mike Naughton to D&O manager for Western Canada. Naughton credits his mentors with helping him expand business acumen and develop skills as a specialist; in his new role, he hopes to carry on the tradition of mentoring and developing the next generation of specialists.
“It has been challenging pursuing D&O business, given the hyper-competition in the marketplace, our pursuits within emerging markets like cannabis and blockchain, and navigating tough economic conditions in Alberta,” Naughton says, “but our commitment to the broker channel, our approach to underwriting and the support we have from our senior team has given us the tools needed to succeed.”
Having personally experienced the support of Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteers, Naughton is passionate about giving back and has volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society, WICC and the Relay for Life. For the past three years, he has spearheaded an insurance industry team for the Face Off Against Cancer Charity Hockey Tournament, which raises funds to support childhood cancer research and Camp Goodtimes. “Our team, Dusters HC, has been a top contributor since joining the tournament,” Naughton says. “The Vancouver insurance industry has really stepped up, and I am proud of our accomplishments.”
- The Guarantee