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Gore amalgamates owned brokerages under Insurance Store banner


April 11, 2018   by Staff


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Phil Dynes has been named president of Insurance Store.

Gore Mutual announced on Wednesday that it has created a subsidiary company, Insurance Store Inc., which will independently operate its owned brokerages.

“Gore Mutual continues to focus on investments that support broker distribution and the creation of Insurance Store will enable us to accelerate digital tools and a new in-store experience,” Heidi Sevcik, president and CEO of Gore Mutual, said in a news release.

Related: Gore Mutual CEO talks brokerage acquisitions: IBAO 2017

Three Ontario brokerages owned by Gore—Noble Insurance, St. Clair and Jamieson-Hilts—will now operate under the Insurance Store banner in seven locations across the province.

Phil Dynes has been named president of Insurance Store. Dynes previously held roles with Marsh Canada, Zurich and Guardian Insurance.

“I’m very excited to take on the leadership of Insurance Store,” Dynes said. “These excellent brokerages have lots of potential for modernization and growth. As we continue to invest in technology, marketing and new solutions for our clients, I’m confident that Insurance Store will emerge as a new way for customers to engage with their insurance products.”

Shelley Vermeersch will continue to serve as managing director at Noble. Jamie Mingay has been appointed managing director at St. Clair and Jamieson-Hilts.

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