Bryan is a Senior Casualty Specialist and Team Lead based in Sovereign’s Vancouver office. His main roles are to mentor and develop the underwriting team while also contributing to producing new profitable accounts and developing key broker relationships. With over 16 years in the insurance industry, Bryan also brings an extensive background of business development and networking skills having founded and been involved in several businesses outside of his insurance career.
Bryan began his career on the broker side back in Saskatchewan, his home province. After a few years working on commercial accounts and national sporting programs, he made the leap to underwriting and took a job at an M.G.A. based in North Vancouver, B.C. There Bryan specialized in casualty underwriting with a focus on excess and umbrella business. Over the years, he began to focus on hard to place casualty business. After over a decade as an MGA underwriter, Bryan made the move to Sovereign.
Outside the day to day world of insurance, Bryan has a passion for entrepreneurship. He volunteers with Futurpreneur Canada mentoring and coaching young entrepreneurs in all areas of their business goals. He has been involved in the creation of several small businesses over the years and is currently the founder of 2 consumer product businesses.
Over the years, his involvement as an entrepreneur has landed him a TV deal on Dragon’s Den, a coveted spot beating out 100’s of other applicants into District Ventures Accelerator program and a recipient of the TD Canada Trust “Big Dreams” program.
Bryan and his wife Tanya are the proud parents of 2 young boys. Together they love travelling, practicing yoga and hanging out with their little ones.