Kirsten Holt, Head of Strategic Partnerships, works with like-minded organizations to find different ways to protect Canadians, their businesses and their communities. Since 1996, Kirsten has worked with The Co-operators group of companies in different capacities to support the company’s collective mission of achieving “financial security for Canadians and their communities.” Kirsten values the focus that Sovereign places on people. Throughout her career, she has developed a true passion for empowering employees to reach their full potential.
Kirsten’s experience leading the distribution, underwriting and product teams provides her with a broad perspective to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Her innovative and collaborative approach help bring organizations together to find mutually beneficial solutions.
Kirsten is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), holds a Chartered Insurance Professional designation (CIP) and is a recent graduate of the Munich Re Scholarship program. She’s currently completing a Masters of Management, Cooperatives and Credit Unions through St Mary’s University where she has the opportunity to further deepen her knowledge of the business world through the unique lens of co-operation.
Kirsten loves to travel. When she isn’t travelling across the country to meet with partners for work, she and her family can be found exploring new destinations, skiing the mountains close to home, or enjoying the beautiful lakes of British Columbia.