Apollo Insurance Solutions is
Canada’s largest online insurance marketplace.

We’re taking a whole new approach by combining technology, insurance capacity, and content marketing into one complete package of broker services. Our ecommerce platform allows brokers to quote, bind and issue policies entirely online.

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Our Team

Jeff McCann

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff believes in the broker channel. Getting ahead of the insurtech revolution, he co-founded ApolloXE to provide Canadian brokers with product, technology, and digital marketing enablement. He carries the vision of an industry where computers do the work so people can build relationships. With a background as a broker and strong insurance industry fundamentals, Jeff empowers producers and brokerages to reach their digital potential.

Jeff was Insurance Broker Magazine Top 10 Under 40, and recipient of the Insurance Business Magazine Young Guns Award in 2018. He writes professionally for several publications including the Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and The Province.

Justin Hamade

Chief Technology Officer

As a senior software engineer and technical director with experience managing large development teams, Justin has seen and done it all. He is proficient with all aspects of product development–from UX, design, and front end development to backend API development, DevOps, and QA. Notable projects include heykuri.com (Mayfield robotics), Fathomsys. com (Bluetooth Location Tracking), and Pokemon.com.
At Apollo, Justin leads our Development team and is responsible for establishing the our technical vision, scalable platform architecture, security, and data integrity.

David Dyck

Editor In Chief

Content is king. David is an award winning journalist with experience as editor and reporter in national publications. After supporting print media organizations in their transition to digital, he was headhunted
to apply his skills in insurance. He has successfully structured content optimization and lead generation strategies for a large insurance brokerage group, achieving first page ranking on hundreds of relevant keywords that drive large amounts of targeted traffic. He has experience developing tone and messaging for brands created to target specific industry verticals. At ApolloXE David supports producers by downloading their expertise into valuable content like whitepapers and blog articles, combined
with distributing it to prospects, clients, and association members.

He continues his journalism career as a writer for publications such as the Vancouver Sun, National Post, and others, and is also a licensed insurance broker.

Margo Lyons

Head of Broker Engagement

Margo developed strong underwriting principles at one of Canada’s largest MGA’s. Bringing her experience to ApolloXE as Head of Broker Engagement, she applies her expertise to help brokers enhance their digital offerings.

Along with the rest of the team, Margo recognizes the opportunities for the insurance industry when brokers are empowered to compete on a new frontier. By developing new products, answering product specific questions and offering feedback and support, Margo helps the broker achieve the success they envision.

Julie Thierman

Broker Engagement Manager

Julie brings a dynamic background in insurance and event planning to the Apollo team. She values the dedication it takes to be successful in the digital world, and brings enthusiasm and integrity to support and empower brokers to cultivate their success.

As the Broker Engagement Manager, Julie establishes and solidifies the feedback loop with brokers partners to foster a winning mentality. She is an asset to any broker, providing support and training, building and managing relationships, and identifying opportunities for growth.

Josh Pillsbury

Business Development Manager

Sharon Bajwa

Business Development Manager

Corey Forrieter

Lead Software Developer

Corey is a full stack developer with a passion for writing beautiful code. Coming from a background in the high volume world of AdTech, he has a history of building projects designed to scale and loves turning business ideas into working products.

Along with the rest of the team, Corey sees big potential in innovating the Canadian insurance landscape through technology, and is excited to play a key role in developing the future of InsurTech.

Jack Wong

Head of Broker Academy

Insurance broker with 100% year over year book growth and achieved highest national score on Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker license exam in 2015.

As a serial entrepreneur Jack founded Diversified Education Group (online K-12 tutorials and insurance licensing courses) and OpenHQ (pop-up coworking spaces). He also is an experienced insurance content developer for Insuranceopedia.com.

Negar Amiri

Product Manager, Software and Marketing

With a well-established foundation in marketing, having worked in London for 4.5 years, Negar recently moved back to beautiful Vancouver and re-trained as a full-stack web developer. Now she’s taking her stellar skillset and and applying it to create beautiful, seamless digital experiences for users.

Negar is excited to be part of the ApolloXE team, shaping the future of Canadian insurance. Through technology, we enable brokers to engage more effectively with their clients; by providing a more simple way to purchase insurance.

Jenny Poon

Software Developer

After spending time designing marketing and sales material for print, Jenny decided to bring her skills to the web. With more tools under her belt, she now has a limitless outlet to express her active imagination in designing interactive interfaces.

At ApolloXE, Jenny supports the team as a junior full stack developer. Her main responsibility is to improve user experience by translating complex ideas into simple and elegant solutions. She constantly advocates for the users and seeks out opportunities to improve the platform. Buying insurance should be quick and simple. ApolloXE is proving that it can be!

Abigail Edgar

Social Media Coordinator

Abigail is a social media expert with experience in graphic design, graphic and business communications, and marketing strategy. She manages several social media accounts across multiple platforms using HubSpot’s marketing automation software.

Abigail supports the team by ensuring customer engagement metrics are aligned with broader sales and marketing strategies. She is also responsible for developing original design content, and monitoring analytics to attract more traffic.

She was a finalist in the American Marketing Association (AMA) Case Competition 2019, and is an AMA and Young Women in Business committee member.

Douglas Everett

VP of Compliance, Officer

Doug is a tenured insurance professional, with decades of experience in various facets of the industry. Since first entering insurance in 1974 within the claims department of Travelers Canada, he has served in many roles and organizations.

Doug has worked as an Underwriter, Commercial Lines Manager, Adjuster, Broker, and VP of Commercial Lines. He has established multiple Insurance companies including a Reinsurance intermediary and an MGA.Doug is a named Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada and has taught continuing education courses on their behalf. He has published articles in the Canadian Underwriter and over 60 continuing education courses.

Today, Doug applies his collective knowledge within Apollo Insurance Solutions, providing guidance on regulatory and compliance issues as well as training and education.

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Our Advisors

Drew Green

Drew has been the Indochino CEO since December 2015 where he has built one of the world’s fastest growing apparel brands. He has been instrumental in Indochino’s expansion across North America with 15 planned for 2019 alone. Drew has been continuously recognized throughout his career including as a Top 40 Under 40 receipient, CEO of the Year nominee, and EY Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year.

Kim Kaplan

Kim has launched product initiatives that grew DAU from 1 million to over 4 million and revenue from $10 million to over $100 million. Having been the third employee at POF, she was initially the sole person responsible for product and revenue growth as well as scaling the team to its current size.

Matias Marquez

Matias launched Buyatab in 2009 and has grown it since from a small-scale platform to what is now a leading platform used by several of the world’s most notable brands. Matias was a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016 and was awarded the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Our Values

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Our mission is to be the most broker centric insurance wholesaler in the world.

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Our vision is an industry where computers do the work so people can build relationships.

Adventure

We are passionately curious, constantly seeking the unknown and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

INTEGRITY

We do what we say we will do. We own it if we can’t. We will achieve great things personally and professionally by doing the right thing and working with a high moral standard.

CANDOR

We are open, honest, and frank. We are objective about facts. Removing emotion and honestly evaluating ourselves and others is critical to our success.

COURAGE

We will not be held back by fear. We will explore any idea and take on any challenge in pursuit of great opportunity.

DESIRE

We want things to be better. For our clients, suppliers, investors, co-workers, family, community, and ourselves. Greatness matters.

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