BrokerAge’s partners have a few notable things in common. In many ways, these commonalities reflect the core DNA of the business itself:

  1. Each of them originally gained experience and education in other business fields, then entered the insurance industry.  This allows them to see the industry, and their client’s needs, from an outside perspective with a fresh approach.
  2. All three partners are actively involved in the trenches. You won’t find any of them hiding in a corporate office or a windowless policy room. They share a genuine passion for running the business from a ground level, where the clients are.
  3. Each has extensive experience in a specific niche. This gives them a deep understanding of the nuances of the industries they come from, which can make or break the right policy selection.

Sheldon Bos. Partner, Operations and Human Resources Manager

The in-house insurance specialist. He has 26 years in the industry, covering every conceivable role, from marketing and underwriting to company management and ownership.  Raised on an Alberta farm, he’s back to his roots and using his insights, experience and relationships to the benefit of Broker Age clients.

Sheldon Ward. Partner, Finance, Accounting, and Investor Relations

The every-man entrepreneur.  He cut his teeth as a restaurant owner, while concurrently running an oilfield rental firm, a commercial property outfit, and providing business consulting.  He adds a “get stuff done” skillset, along with financial wizardry and passion for systems optimization.

 Trevor Sodergren. Partner, Public Relations, Sales, Marketing and Business Development

The blue-collar academic. He brings an outstanding business acumen, stellar negotiating skills, and a history of getting involved and giving back.  Growing up in a family that owned several businesses, he’s gained a special talent for wearing multiple hats gracefully.  He can also wear a tie just as comfortably as a pair of mudboots.

Kerry Monteith. Personal Lines Account Executive, Grande Prairie, AB

Kerry is a homegrown insurance specialist as she was born and raised in Grande Prairie and has thrived in the insurance industry for 23 years there. She achieved her CAIB designation in 2007, the CAIB designation being the universally recognized designation across Canada in this industry. She loves what she does and when she’s not doing insurance, you will find her cooking gourmet meals or immersing herself in an Interior Design project.

Darren Ward. Senior Portal/EDI Management, Grande Prairie, AB

Darren Ward has experience in the insurance industry as a Personal Lines Account Executive but has been instrumental in developing Broker Age General Insurance internal Broker Management Services, specifically in the area of portal entry and EDI. Coming from a GPS company where he was an Implementation Manager and surrounded daily with internal IT development and troubleshooting, Darren has proved to be the capable lead in taking Broker Age General Insurance to the next level in systems productivity. Increasing efficiency works hand in hand with generating new business and Darren has been a great addition for this role. Darren also is an avid golfer and regularly beats his brother, Sheldon, in many of the match play or stroke play formats they participate in, well done Darren!

Julie Kaczmarek. Commercial and Personal Lines Account Executive, Grande Prairie, AB

Born and raised in the GP area, Julie started her career off as a Personal Lines Insurance Account Executive in 2005, and has slowly transitioned into a current role as a Commercial Lines Account Executive.  Julie has taken a couple brief breaks since her start in insurance in 2005, in which she broadened her life experiences to further herself in the industry. She feels she has truly found her calling by providing professional advice to others on their on insurance coverage needs so that they can protect the things that mean most to them in their lives. When not working, Julie is often found teaching yoga, fishing, or out with her animals while extreme gardening.

Kendell Hope. Branch Manager and Commercial Account Executive, Edmonton, AB

Kendell Hope is the Branch Manager for Broker Age’s Edmonton office and she is also the driving force in the Commercial Lines department. Growing up with two parents in sales, it became a natural fit for Kendell. She went to school for Insurance and Risk Management, and went on to achieve the highly regarded FCIP designation, along with her CRM designation. Kendell is hugely involved with BNI (Business Network International), for which she credits a large part of her sales success. Kendell has also been appointed the chair for the IBAA’s Edmonton Council. When she finally finds an extra hour in her day, away from doing what she loves to do, you can find her alongside her husband, enjoying superb food, great wine, playing guitar, riding her bike, and Olympic lifting.

Candice Watt. Personal Lines Account Executive, Edmonton, AB

Candice Watt has been in the Insurance industry for 11 years now, entering the industry straight out of earning her BA at Concordia University. Candice can handle anything insurance as she has her Level 2 General Insurance license and she has her Life Insurance and Accident & Sickness licence. Candice strives for excellence in customer service and thrives off of networking in groups such as BNI (Saint City Organization) and these things come very natural to her considering her friendly and outgoing personality. Outside of work, Candice spends her time with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She can also be found out at the lake wake surfing, reading, and enjoying fine wine. Probably not all at the same time though 🙂

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