Season 3

Sports & Entertainment Insurance with Leigh Ann Rossi , SVP of NFP

April 6, 2021

Have you ever wondered how athletes or professional sports teams get their insurance? If you have Leigh Ann Rossi, SVP of NFP, shares her experiences around how athletes, teams and leagues manage their insurance needs along …

Underwriting for the future- Nick Lamparelli

March 26, 2021

Underwriting is a challenge right now and Nick Lamparelli has some thoughts about how it has to change. Think poker and betting big when opportunity arises and so much more as "Lamps" shares his thoughts with Curt and Pete …

Data for a better experience with Sandeep Kharidhi, Deluxe Corp

March 19, 2021

Agents and brokers are told they are sitting on volumes of data that can help them but is all that data useful for creating the best experience? Sandeep Kharidhi, manager of data and analytics for Deluxe Corp joins the show…

Christian Harris, Founder Slip Safety Services

March 12, 2021

As Christian Harris of Slip Safety Services says, 'there's a hidden cost to insurance with slip and fall claims' and he explains why during this episode. In an era of risk mitigation and loss prevention, slip and fall claim…

Executive Feature: Carol Jardine, President Canadian Operations

Feb. 28, 2021

Carol Jardine is a leader for and within the Canadian Insurance industry. She shared her insights about the current industry challenges along with some personal thoughts about her career journey and passion for giving back.…

Jeff McCann Apollo Cover

Feb. 19, 2021

Jeff McCann and Apollo Cover are not trying to change the way we buy, sell, and market insurance they're simply finding ways to improve upon the model. Jeff shares thoughts from the inspiration of the Apollo concept and how…

Jim Dwane, Chief Revenue Officer, Bolt Inc

Feb. 12, 2021

Bolt Inc is not a new venture, in fact it's over 20 years in the making as a technology company that serves the insurance marketplace. Jim Dwane, the chief revenue officer, explains how connectivity within an open market ec…

Ty Harris, CEO Openly, talks building to a niche and beyond

Feb. 6, 2021

Ty Harris didn't wake up with an epiphany for Openly, he actually figured out what he wanted to do and set about building it. That's what Openly is, an insurance company and products designed for a targeted segment. Ty expl…

Fire protection for agents & brokers with Rob Read

Jan. 29, 2021

Fire protection is what insurance is for right? That's what consumers think but Rob Read, President of Bison Fire Protection, explains theres much more for insurance agents and brokers to know when helping their clients. R…

The future of claims settlement is Painworth

Jan. 22, 2021

The title is a bold statement but Painworth might have cracked the code for efficient and fair bodily injury claims settlements by writing some code. Mike Zouhri had a personal experience that led him to understand why acce…

Colby Tunick- agents, brokers & their data

Jan. 16, 2021

Insurance brokers and agents generate tons of data but how many of them know how to harvest it? Colby Tunick, CEO and founder of Refocus AI, is ready to help you make sense of your brokerage data and explains why it's time …

Mike Berris- M&A Activity and Valuations

Jan. 8, 2021

Everyone sees what is happening in the insurance distribution marketplace with mergers and acquisitions but what's driving it? Mike Berris from Smythe CPA explains what's driving the flurry of activity where valuations are …

2020 Year in Review

Dec. 31, 2020

It's time to look back on the year that was for the hosts Curt Wyatt and Pete Tessier and what happened over 40+ episodes, the insurance industry, the world and everything in between. Pete and Curt take some shots at the in…

David Duley PlanGap Founder & CEO

Dec. 23, 2020

The times they are a changing and David Duley, CEO from PlanGap, shares his thoughts about how people should protect against potential shortfall in government pension plans with social security or insurance. David has a grea…

Huw Williams on Political Action

Dec. 18, 2020

Political action is part of every good strategy but no one does it better than Huw Williams of Impact Public Affairs. As a guiding force for insurance brokers across Canada, Huw has helped many associations advocate on beha…

Al McLeod- Innovation, Disruption & Insurance

Dec. 11, 2020

When talking about innovating to manage disruption with insurance there's no one better than Al McLeod. He's not part of the insurance world hierarchy or patriarch, he's just Al, a guy who has a vast of array of experience …

Risk Detection & Claim Prevention

Dec. 5, 2020

We had two guests this week with Pierre-Andrew Meunier from PrevTech and Ken Worsley from Wawanesa Insurance talking about the latest needs and technology to help predict where a claim could occur. As agricultural operation…

Danish Yusuf- CEO Zensurance

Nov. 27, 2020

Sometimes the insurance industry has tunnel vision because 'no one gets it'. In this case, Zensurance co-founder and CEO Danish Yusuf come from outside the insurance industry and he shares his calm and focussed approach to …

Erin Fischer- The Modern Claims Experience

Nov. 20, 2020

Insurance claims are the value part of any policy and that experience is beginning to change. Whether it be an external disruption or internal innovation the process of being made whole' is moving in a different direction. …

Ryan McGovern- Virtual I Technologies

Nov. 12, 2020

Risk engineering never seemed so cool but Ryan McGovern the Chief Risk Engineer from Virtual I Technologies explains what the future looks like for insurance brokers and agents when it comes to risk analysis and data. Virtua…

Jeff Goldberg- Novarica

Nov. 4, 2020

Data is everything in the insurance industry right now but what about data on the trends and technology that is shaping the industry? That's where Jeff Goldberg and Novarica come in, they make sense of all the different cha…

Empowered- IBAO2020 The Aftermath!

Oct. 28, 2020

Pete and Curt breakdown day two of the #IBAO2020 virtual convention discussing the CEO panel featuring Economics, Intact, Wawanesa, and Travelers as well as clips and thoughts from the insurer town halls. It was a differen…

IBAO Convention Day 1 After Party

Oct. 22, 2020

Day 1 from the IBAO #Empowered virtual convention got off to an amazing start with smooth music from DJ Steph Honey and then delivered great content on the state of the industry, Ontario broker technology and recruitment and…

Brett & Norah- How Empowered came to be

Oct. 18, 2020

It wasn't just brokers and agents who had to make a pivot to a virtual service model, professional associations did too and Brett Boadway and Norah Black from IBAO share their journey. The Empowered conference is IBAO's 100…

Tom Reid: IBAC data exchange & connectivity

Oct. 9, 2020

Insurance brokers and agents want real-time transactions and Tom Reid has come on board with IBAC to ensure the industry crosses the finish line. Tom shares his journey from entering the industry to becoming an executive wh…

Joseph Carnevale- IBAO President

Oct. 2, 2020

Change isn't easy, especially when it's unexpected and forces the shuttering of the entire way an industry does business but that's what Joseph Carnevale took on this year as IBAO President. In this episode Joseph talks abo…

Dorian Bond Claims and Investigations

Sept. 25, 2020

Claims can go wrong but what happens if you suspect that a claim might not be what it seems? You might hire an investigator, some one like Dorian Bond , who can help figure out what's going wrong. Dorian joins Curt and Pet…

Dhruv Garg- President Kangaroo

Sept. 16, 2020

Home security is changing from an old tech reactive model to a new age proactive system that integrates far beyond the traditional monitoring station. Dhruv Garg drops by to explain how Kangaroo and its connected systems wi…

Charles Alexander Video Marketing for Insurance Professionals

Sept. 4, 2020

Telling a story is never easy, but telling a story about insurance is even harder but Charles Alexander knows how. Insurance can scare consumers into purchasing but it can also educate them into purchasing the right coverag…

Bill Pieroni President & CEO of ACORD

Aug. 17, 2020

Is there anyone more energetic in the insurance industry than Bill Pieroni? If so we haven't recorded with them yet. However, after talking with Bill you don't just feel energized, you are informed, educated, and empowered…

Daniel Ramse- CEO My Outdesk

July 31, 2020

Outsourcing is not a dirty idea anymore, in fact it's far more common in the insurance industry than we think and Daniel Ramsey, the CEO of My Out Desk will explain how his company and services allow for back office efficien…

Kent Rowe- IBAC President

July 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered how the IBAC president looks at the insurance industry and its current state of change? Kent Rowe joins Curt Wyatt and Pete Tessier to talk about what he sees and how IBAC is addressing and manager ch…

Peter Hohman CEO Insurance Institute of Canada

July 10, 2020

Education is the key to opportunity and any professional never stops learning through their career and Peter Hohman, CEO of the Insurance Institute if Canada joins Curt and Pete to discuss the importance of education. The I…

Bryan Falchuk - Future of Insurance

July 4, 2020

Insurance professional, author, and so much more, Bryan Falchuk joins Curt and Pete to talk about his new book, The Future of Insurance: From Disruption to Innovation. Bryan's insight and research shows how it's not just te…

Joshua Motta- Coalition

June 26, 2020

Coalition Cyber is a different kind of insurance company and company co-founder Joshua Motta explains how his approach is via risk management not tech solutions. Certainly there is technology involved but the way Coalition …

Tom Super from JD Power Part 2

June 19, 2020

It's rare a guest comes back so fast but Tom Super was far too interesting and informative to not continue with his insights. Consumer data is always hard to understand and Tom with JD Power share information and what they …

Rick Bauman- Passion and Success

June 16, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the underlying traits of successful insurance businesses are? Rick Bauman from IC3 joins Curt and Pete to discuss how a passionate workplace leads to a successful culture. Rick brings his years o…

Tom Super talks Insurance Consumer Behaviour-Part 1

June 5, 2020

The insurance consumer is changing and no one knows that better than JD Power the leader in consumer data and analytics. Tom Super, head of P&C insurance for JD Power, joins Curt and Pete to talk about what's influencing con…

Alyson Shane- Marketing in a Pandemic

May 29, 2020

Back for a third appearance, social & content marketing expert Alyson Shane discusses how reaching new customers is changing due to the pandemic. Insurance has always been a difficult product to market and by touching on va…

Joe D'Souza Founder and CEO-Pro Navigator

May 22, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is still a developing technology within in the insurance industry but the misconceptions are gradually disappearing. Joe D'Souza the founder and CEO of Pro Navigator wants to make those misconception…

Stuart Bruce- First Insurance Funding of Canada

May 15, 2020

Stuart Bruce is more than a CEO, he's a an entrepreneur who is driven to make the business experience better for everyone from owners to customers and it all revolves around the payments process. Stuart and First Canada are…

Syd Roe from bAtomic

May 8, 2020

Syd's more than fun, she's dynamic and cool and she's some one you want to sit down and chat with, often. She joins Pete and Curt to talk about how and what insurance brokers should be paying attention to when it comes to d…

Data Shift with @InsuranceGenY

May 1, 2020

The generation shift is real in the insurance industry but who is the shift moving towards? The next generation isn't necessarily a problem as much as they want to adopt solutions soon. This episodes features @InsuranceGenY…

Insuring Cannabis with Excel Insurance Group

April 24, 2020

Cannabis has been legal for 18 months but there's still many unknowns about the business and insurance. Scott Treasure and Scott MacInnis from Excel Insurance Group came on the show to discuss how they went about building a…

Sonia Johannson- HR for Insurance and using Data

April 17, 2020

Sonia Johannson is not any HR professional, she specializes in how insurance professionals can understand how their offices and teams can best function. Insurance agents and brokers are undergoing a transformative industry …

Curtis Killen, KBD Insurance

April 12, 2020

Perhaps we should listen to millennials in the insurance industry and Curtis Killen, President of KBD Insurance in Montreal is as good a reason as any. They look at things differently like hiring tactics, lead generation, a…

Jack Kudale Cowbell Cyber

April 3, 2020

Cyber insurance is not new but it's not widely accepted and understood. Jack Kudale CEO of Cowbell Cyber explains where the market is headed and how it's evolving when it comes to threat vectors and industries. Furthermore…

Sahas Katta- Smartcar

March 27, 2020

The Insurance industry doesn't need any more UBI solutions, or does it? This episode features Sahas Katta, CEO and co-founder of Smartcar.com and he sees the world of automobiles, insurance, drivers and data differently. S…

Commercial Insurance and Covid-19: What you need to know

March 20, 2020

The insurance industry is focussing on Covid-19 just like all other industries and nowhere is there more pressure for answers than with commercial insurance professionals. Cole Leitch and Chantelle Markus from Avant Insuran…

Dealing with COVID-19- Remote Services and Processes

March 17, 2020

A quick discussion from 3 brokers, and IBAO on some advice and thoughts for dealing with your insurance business and COVID-19. This is not a regular episode but something to be shared so that you can find some help, guidanc…