Herb Cline
Herb Cline

Herb is the Vice President of Commercial Solutions at Sovereign Insurance, where he leads a dynamic and diverse team that provides risk solutions to Canadian Businesses in partnership with an expert broker network. His 20 years of experience in the insurance industry has spanned leadership roles, in both the financial and operational disciplines, with key involvements in acquisitions, joint ventures and the creation of strategic partnerships.

Throughout Herb’s leadership experience in public accounting, non-profit, transportation, retail and real estate development, he has built a passion for finding a way to protect businesses. He’s motivated by building businesses through both acquisition and capitalizing on opportunities in under-served markets. Herb has led large multi-company projects that focused on bringing enhanced value to the customer. He has broken ground by forming the first shared services organization within the Co-operators group of companies and tripled the size of a transportation organization through acquisition.

Throughout his career, Herb has always sought new challenges and opportunities to bring highly skilled people together to create new and innovative solutions that help businesses to succeed. Herb joined Sovereign in 2008 as the Vice-President of Finance and transitioned to Operations in 2015.

Since moving to the Operations role, Herb has focused on completing the transformation of Sovereign from a personal lines and commodity commercial organization to a vibrant, top-tier, mid-market risk solutions provider. He has a deep respect for broker partners and looks for ways to bring differentiated value to both them and Sovereign’s mutual clients.

When Herb is not traveling across Canada meeting with staff, brokers and clients, he embraces his life in the beautiful city of Montreal. He’s passionate about family, food, wine, music, sports and travel.