Shawn DeSantis, Navacord (Canada)

Shawn DeSantis, Navacord (Canada)

president and CEO

Shawn DeSantis is president and CEO of Navacord with the mission to build “a great Canadian insurance brokerage.” De Santis, who joined Navacord in September 2014, has a proven growth track record, completing a series of both insurance company and broker acquisitions over the last number of years. That success plus his commercial insurance expertise and leadership has positioned him well to build the Navacord business. He has nearly three decades of international P&C industry experience, having held progressive positions in the areas of underwriting, marketing, sales, and finance. He is also currently president and CEO at Jones DesLauriers Insurance, Navacord broker partner and one of Canada's largest commercial insurance brokers, for seven years now. He was most recently executive vice president at RSA Insurance, from 2004 to 2013. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Calgary, as well as a Canadian Risk Management designation, and is a fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada.