Our highly experienced team is here to assist you with all of your cannabis, CBD and hemp risks.
MEET THE TEAM
Senior Vice President
Kelli has over 15 years of experience as an Underwriter in the MGA space. Prior to her leadership role at NWIC, she created and maintained nationwide programs for the following industries: Golf courses, wineries, breweries, construction, mining, forestry & non-standard property & casualty.
Jennifer brings over 18 years of industry experience to the team. She uses her vast insurance knowledge to oversee the implementation of new products for Next Wave Canada and is responsible for sales and product development. Her keen ability for organization combined with her technical knowledge ensures all aspects of operations run seamlessly.
Director of Financial Lines
Richard’s insurance career is two decades strong. Joining Next Wave Canada in 2020, he coupled his financial lines experience with business development skills to become Director Of Financial Lines. He is directly responsible for managing our executive and professional liability offerings and maintaining broker and market partnerships.
HEAD OF UNDERWRITING
Dave is a senior leader with over 30 years of underwriting experience. He has expertise in many areas including, commercial lines, the public sector, and audit and control. His superior technical experience and interpersonal skills provide the ideal channel for broker interaction and product education.
lead underwriter - retail division
Jenifer has spent the past 23 years as a commercial broker and underwriter. During her industry tenure, she has worked with numerous binding authorities, including Lloyd’s Of London. Her primary focus is underwriting, emphasizing marketing complex municipal risks.
product liability / product recall underwriter
Colleen is a Senior Underwriter at NWIC and focuses on products liability and product recall. Before joining our team, she was a Liability Underwriter in the Life Science and Medical Malpractice space at CNA Canada. She has also held underwriting support positions at other well-known firms, including Zurich Canada and AXIS Capital.
Joel has over 15 years of insurance experience focusing on Commercial Property & Casualty underwriting. Having lived and worked in multiple regional markets, he has a unique, well-balanced underwriting perspective, enabling him to work on national accounts.
underwriter - retail division
As a highly skilled underwriter, Tracy brings critical experience to our team. During her 15 year career, she has managed general agencies, international brokerages, and insurance companies. At NWIC, she is responsible for the underwriting of the retail cannabis sector.
Erneiza started her insurance career as an underwriting assistant in 2012. During the last ten years, she has succeeded in various roles, including administration, operations, and underwriting. Her well-rounded experience has played an integral part in her position at NWIC as a commercial underwriter who focuses on renewals.
underwriting assistant team lead
Bel started her career in customer service. After ten years, she decided to change paths and found her passion in insurance. With experience in office services and tenacity to learn all aspects of the industry, she quickly progressed. She is responsible for training new staff, streamlining processes, and providing critical team support.