Insurance Business Great-West Life reorganizes group business regional structure

Great-West Life reorganizes group business regional structure Great-West Life recently announced it was consolidating three product streams, to “identify new market opportunities”.

The restructure will bring together its group insurance, group retirement, and Selectpac teams into a single unit.

Senior vice-president of Business Development Rob DeMott relayed the change to group advisors and group benefits consultants this week.

“A key part of this is ensuring our field office structure preserves the firsthand knowledge of local markets that is so important to you and customers, and supports the specialized product and service expertise of our teams,” DeMott said.

“At the same time, it encourages a broad and consistent view of our customers, allows us to learn to work more effectively and efficiently together and identify new market opportunities.”

The new regional structure features nine regions. For Western Canada, the BC region will be headed by Francesco Di Scianni, the Alberta region by Dave Crombeen, the Mid-West by David Devine, and Greater Toronto by Chad Shea. Christine van Staden will head a Toronto consultant office.

Robert McMaster serves as leader for the Southern Ontario region, while Ernie Laporte will run Ottawa, Michael Henderson the Quebec region and Robert Gillis has responsibility of the Atlantic Canada region. Craig Christie will lead Institutional Investments Solutions.

“The structure allows us to continue developing and building on the tremendous business relationships we share with you, while meeting evolving customer needs and preferences,” DeMott said.

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