John D. Walters
President at The Hallmark Group
President at Navigators Insurance Brokers
John, the President of our company, is the third generation of his family to lead this brokerage. He has an exemplary background in sales and client relations, as well as formal education and progressive experience with business management. Since 1991, Mr. Walters has led the brokerage through a number of significant stages of growth, based both on acquisitions and organic development. Mr. Walters is on the Board of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise.
Owner at The Hallmark Group
President at Hallmark Financial Planning
In the life/investment insurance industry for over 33 years. Began my career in 1979 with Crown Life and in 1980 moved to The Excelsior Life Insurance Company. Excelsior Life or later known as Aetna Canada is where I spent selling life/investment products and recruiting life agents as the sales manager for Jack Forbes, CFP, CLU. It was not until the career system was dissolved in late 80′s that I then joined full time as the life broker for Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. On May 30, 2002 as a result of the purchase of BRB Insurance Brokers Ltd did I then become an equity partner in the life division of Hallmark. Forming what is now known today as Hallmark Financial Planning Ltd.
James C. Broad
COO at The Hallmark Group
COO at Navigators Insurance Brokers
Jamie, our Chief Operating Officer, is a psychologist and executive coach with an integrated perspective on the human as well as business functioning of organizations and work groups. Dr. Broad’s senior management experience, in the private, not-for-profit and family business sectors, encompasses operational leadership, marketing, training, human resources, quality assurance, accreditation, strategic planning, board development and project management. He is Navigators’ Privacy Officer and is responsible for our brokerages’ compliance with relevant legislation, including the various privacy acts.
Manager of Finance
Ubey, our Manager of Finance, is responsible for the financial services functions within Hallmark. Mr. Sanagarapillai brings to the role many years of international accounting and business management experience, which helps him to integrate the business and technical aspects of the brokerage, to our advantage and that of our clients and markets.
Ceen, our Commercial Marketing Manager, is a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (C.A.I.B.) with over 19 years of Commercial Insurance & Risk Management expertise. Her wealth of experience and knowledge spans numerous industry sectors including national franchises, major real estate and property management clientele as well as international builders. Ceen has been with Hallmark since 1994 and is a valuable resource to the sales teams in our Transportation, Real Estate, Golf Course, and Directors & Officers units.
Having 30 plus years of varied insurance experience with good stints in claims, underwriting and hands on dealing with clients needs, Tim has been able to help hundreds of clients, colleagues and even a few insurance companies
Derek’s areas of expertise include risk assessment, risk control and risk financing for the aviation industry, trucking and transport, international freight forwarding and load brokering.
With a diverse background in psychology, real estate, financial and over 15 years in the insurance industry, Jonny believes that every client and prospect deserves unmitigated honesty, professionalism and total transparency.
Michael is a formally trained risk manager from the University of Toronto and is focused on Mining Companies & Third Party Logisticians.
Ron Courneya holds a Fellowship designation through the Insurance Institute of Canada, the industry’s highest educational achievement. In addition, he holds a diploma in Risk Management through the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.