August 13, 2019 by David Dyck
TORONTO, ON, August 13, 2019/InsPress — Kate Zado has joined Apollo Insurance Solutions Ltd. as Business Development Manager, effective August 6, 2019.
Zado brings years of industry experience to the role, with a CV that includes Intact, Arch, and most recently, Mansha Financial, a boutique wealth management firm, where she managed life insurance client portfolios and advisor sales pipelines.
Previous to that role, Zado honed her skills as a business development manager at Intact’s Specialty Solutions Division, where she focused on new business growth and was the key contact for P&C brokers across Ontario.
“Kate brings a unique blend of business development experience from large insurance companies as well as smaller, specialized brokerages,” says Apollo CEO Jeff McCann. “She is fully aware of the problems facing brokers today, and the solutions the Exchange can offer them.”
Zado will join Apollo’s Toronto office, where she will focus on brokers in Ontario.
“I’m excited to bring my experience to the Apollo team,” says Zado. “The ability to offer brokers instant digital fulfillment through the Exchange is transformational, and allows them to compete with direct writers.”
Zado also brings international experience to her new role. In 2015, she was chosen to take part in a regimented year long business development program focused around distribution management and sales techniques at Arch Insurance Group in New York City. There she gained an understanding of the US marketplace, while reporting to the EVP of the NorthEast Region.
Jeff McCann, CEO
Victor Lange, COO
The Apollo Exchange is Canada’s largest online insurance marketplace. Apollo empowers brokers to instantly quote, bind, and issue policy documents for hundreds of classes of small business in real time, or white label the Exchange to sell directly from their website. Brokerages integrated with the Exchange are able to respond to the changing expectations of buyers and forward thinking employees.
Co-founded by Jeff McCann, David Dyck, Justin Hamade, and Drew Green, Apollo was created to empower brokers to better serve their clients. Following the completion of Beta testing in April 2019, Apollo successfully closed its angel round of funding, raising $1 million CAD with the support of notable investors, including Drew Green, Matias Marquez, Kim Kaplan, and Caliber Ventures. Acting members of Apollo’s Board of Directors are leading industry and entrepreneurial figures Drew Green, Steve Albiani, Tim Gamble, and Jeff McCann. In June 2019, the company launched a first of its kind: digital, monthly subscription insurance. For more information, visit: http://apollocover.com/