logiq3 underwriting and reinsurance

Alicia_Ormaza.pngAlicia Ormaza - Reinsurance Analyst

Alicia has been in the reinsurance industry for over 5 years and joined the LOGiQ3 family in April of 2015. Alicia's core responsibilities include reinsurance and claims administration. She holds an underwriting and reinsurance background in P&C from previous work experience in both Ecuador and Canada. Alicia moved to Canada in 2012 and graduated from Catholic University in Ecuador with a Business Administration degree major; Marketing. She is fluent in Spanish and in her free time she enjoys dancing to tropical music, travelling, watching movies and spending time on skype with her family and friends.


Aminaz_Mitha.pngAminaz Mitha - Reinsurance Analyst

Aminaz joined the LOGiQ3 family in May of 2015 as a Reinsurance Analyst. She graduated from York University with a BA, Specialized Honors Degree in Financial and Business Economics. After graduating, Aminaz worked for a large property and casualty insurance company where she gained knowledge of and experience in the insurance industry. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, photography and discovering new coffee shops in the city! Besides English, Aminaz speaks Hindi, Gujarati and Swahili fluently.


Andrew_Bangari.pngAndrew Bangari - Reinsurance Analyst

Andrew joined LOGiQ3 in the winter of 2014 as a Reinsurance Analyst. His core responsibilities include reinsurance administration, claims and accounting. Andrew has an accounting and analytical background from his previous work experience at a large financial institution where he worked in the accounting and client operations team’s doing accounting, variance analysis, reconciliations, and portfolio administration. Andrew graduated from York University with a B.Admin Studies (BAS) Specialized Honours in Accounting. He is a big sports fan who enjoys travelling and watching movies/TV in his free time. 


Ariel_Picillo.pngAriel Picillo - Controller

Ariel joined LOGiQ3 in February of 2014 as Controller and aids the accounting team in maintaining and growing the company financially. He has years of experience in accounting firms of varying specialties from Wall Street to Toronto.  Ariel moved to Toronto in 2009 after completing his BoS in Accounting and Information Systems at Sy Syms School of Business in New York City. When not at work he enjoys reading, playing soccer, vacationing, and spending time with his wife.


Belinda_Chua.pngBelinda Escultor-Chua - Senior Underwriter

Belinda has been in the insurance industry for over 18 years and joined the LOGiQ3 family in August of 2015.  She started in insurance as Underwriting Support and progressed onto jet underwriting.  Belinda’s persistence in putting her customers first has continuously awarded her several acknowledgements and honors on providing elite customer service experiences.  She has worked both Canadian and US markets and has critical illness, as well as claims experience.  She is currently serving on the UAT (Underwriters Association of Toronto) committee.  In her spare time, Belinda enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and Netflix.



Bill Berthiaume - Manager, Underwriting

Bill joined the LOGiQ3 family in Feb 2015 as a Senior Underwriter and accepted the position of Underwriting Manager in May. He is a 2007 graduate of the LOGiQ3 training program and has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Previously, Bill spent over 18 years with a life insurance company, eight years of which he had been an underwriter with extensive experience in both the US and CAD markets as well as prior underwriting managerial experience. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he majored in Sociology. In his free time he enjoys travelling, red wine, country music and living the good life. 


Brittainy_Pratt.pngBrittainy Pratt - Senior Consultant

Brittainy works on both the audit and consulting teams. She has been in the reinsurance industry for over 5 years and joined the LOGiQ3 team as a consultant in Sep 2012. Before joining LOGiQ3, Brittainy worked at Munich American Reassurance Company where she worked as part of the Reinsurance Administration - Compliance team & Actuarial and Valuation teams. Brittainy is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has served as a Data Committee member of RAPA. Brittainy enjoys music, and can often be found moonlighting as a karaoke singer at a local karaoke bar near Washington, DC.



Charles Gordon - Consultant

Charles has spent the last 14 years within the life insurance industry and has gained valuable experience within both life insurance and life reinsurance companies. Prior to joining LOGiQ3, Charles worked for ml3 global, on numerous projects, including an important LOGiQ3 client project. Charles has also worked  for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston, MA where he had management responsibility over various operational areas including ceded and assumed reinsurance administration as well as managed client relationships. As the reinsurance area was substantially growing, he led the project to identify and secure a reinsurance administrative system and the conversion of existing business onto the new platform. Charles worked closely with corporate actuarial, finance, underwriting and claims to assist and prepare for the company’s demutualization prior to his departure in 2000. Charles holds a BS in Business Administration from Worcester State University with a concentration in Accounting and Finance.



Clementine Peacock - Senior Consultant

Clementine Peacock's career spans over 22 years in the Deposit Broker Industry, starting her career as Manager of Deposit Broker Services, to Executive Director, Registered Deposit Brokers' Association (RDBA), most recently National Sales Manager, Deposit Agent Services with National Bank of Canada. Her diverse expertise encompasses sales and strategic planning, compliance budgeting and increasing operational efficiencies.


Elliot_Dickson.pngElliott Dickson - Underwriter

Elliott began his career in the insurance industry while working part-time throughout university. Studying at the University of Toronto, he pursued degrees in both the life sciences and philosophy – both of which are still his passions. Upon graduating, Elliott quickly carved out a niche in the insurance industry, developing his skills in case manager and customer service roles before touching down in underwriting. He joined the LOGiQ3 team in 2015 to further develop his underwriting skillset and continue his professional education. When not reviewing doctor’s records and blood profiles, Elliott also finds ample time for leisure reading, expanding his already-eclectic musical tastes, trying new recipes, and spending quality time with friends. He also enjoys pairing all-of-the-above with a nice glass of wine or a good Scotch!


Erine_Ruiz.pngErine Ruiz - Reinsurance Analyst

Erine began her career at LOGiQ3 shortly after attaining her BComm in Management, specializing in International Business. Prior to LOGiQ3, she has worked as an administrative assistant at Sun Life Financial. In her current role as a reinsurance analyst, Erine has been involved in administrative and systems projects that include data analysis, business cycle processing, exception handling, client data conversion and validation through periodic system upgrades. She has helped establish and update processes to maintain SSAE16 audit compliance. Erine is currently pursuing her ARA designation and is fluent in three languages.


Farzaneh_Mashaadian.pngFarzaneh Mashhadian - Consultant

Farzaneh holds over nine years of experience in Insurance and reinsurance both in life & living benefit and Property & Casualty line of business. She has held roles within actuarial consulting, data management and processing, quality control, treaties, and technical reinsurance. Before joining LOGIQ3, Farzaneh worked at Munich Reinsurance Life – Canada, where she was part of the Global Actuarial Consulting and Data Management Teams. She also had the opportunity to be a part of the Technical Financial Analyst at Swiss Reinsurance Company - Canada. Farzaneh holds a Master’s of Actuarial Science degree and Bachelors of Statistics. She has earned her ALMI designation and is currently pursuing her FLMI. Her interests on top of data diggings include rock and mountain climbing (highest peak record is climbing Mount Damavand in Iran - 18,406 feet), canoeing, backpacking & portaging trips, hiking, dancing and baking  


Fernanda_Rodriguez.pngFernanda Rodriguez - Senior Claims Specialist

Fernanda joined the LOGiQ3 team as a Senior Claims Specialist. She came with over eight years of adjudication experience specializing in disability (including premium waiver and business overhead) and critical illness for Canada's second biggest insurance company. She is passionate about claims and analysis. She is a dedicated member of the Toronto Claims Association, organizing meetings and presentations for the ongoing education and development of claims officers.  She is fluent in Spanish and in her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and spending quality time with family and friends. 


Holley_Bettis.pngHolley Bettis - Senior Consultant

Holley became a member of the LOGiQ3 family in 2012 and serves as a member of the consulting team.  She is involved with implementation and analysis of various reinsurance blocks of business, both ceded and assumed. Prior to joining LOGiQ3, Holley worked for C N A Life for nearly 10 years. During her time with C N A, she held various responsibilities including treaty preparation, new business implementation, ceded reinsurance administration, process coordination between actuarial and reinsurance, as well as, project management. Holley has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She has earned several LOMA designations including the FLMI, ARA, AIAA, and AIRC.  She is a huge Belmont Bruin basketball fan – go Bruins!  She also enjoys golfing and traveling to warm places


Jen_Sadler.pngJennifer Sadler - Underwriter

Jen has been an underwriter for nearly eight years and has been with LOGiQ3 since December 2013. Her underwriting experience includes US, Canadian & Caribbean markets, Individual & Group coverage, Life, Health, Disability & Critical Illness Insurance & Structured Settlements. Jen is currently serving a three year term on the UAT (Underwriters Association of Toronto) Committee, is a member of LOGiQ3's Freedom to Fun Culture Group and is working towards FALU & FLMI designations. Jen is a graduate of LOGiQ3's Underwriting Training Program, she attended university in Minnesota on a hockey scholarship and majored in Exercise Science & Physical Education. She is also a Certified Fitness Trainer. In her free time, Jen enjoys working out, hockey, tennis, golf, spending time with friends & enjoying life! 


John_BilodeauJohn Bilodeau - Bilingual Underwriter

John has been in the insurance industry for the past four years. He joined LOGiQas a bilingual underwriter in February 2015 and also recently completed the LOGiQ3's Underwriting Training Program. John has a doctorate in religion from Concordia University in Montreal, QC and is an amateur comic book artist. When not studying in his new field he is usually reading or drawing.


Kathleen_Kelly.pngKathleen Kelly - Business Manager

Kathleen has participated in several administrative and system conversions, and manages on-going reinsurance and retro administration for outsourcing clients including claims, reserve and accounting services. Prior to joining LOGiQ3, she held positions in various capacities for a combination of direct, reinsurance and retrocession companies. Her 18 years of experience include client services, data management and financial reporting.  In the last 10 years she has developed strong skills in data mining and analysis.  Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is an ACS, ARA and FLMI.


Kelly_Priest.pngKelly Priest - Assistant Vice President

At LOGiQ3 Kelly is currently responsible for the strategic direction of the global audit services portfolio and all audit activity, across all lines of business. She is also responsible for LOGiQ3's enterprise risk management program working with her team to ensure LOGiQ3's compliance to industry and governmental regulations across all areas within LOGiQ3. Kelly began her career at Laurier Life working in the Underwriting area. She then joined Manulife Reinsurance in the administration area where she worked on the development of many of the administrative procedures still used today. Read more on Kelly here



Lindsay Priest - Underwriter

Lindsay joined LOGiQ3 in 2012. She is a Life Underwriter for a number of direct writer clients and an MIB auditor for Canadian Insurers on behalf of MIB Inc. She has contributed to our e-learning development and a number of other projects. She holds an honours B.A.S specializing in Kinesiology from Guelph University and a diploma in Fitness and Health promotion from Durham College. She has worked in long term care as a personal support worker, and has worked as an exercise instructor at a number of Ontario fitness clubs. She's completed her LOMA & ALU courses and is working towards FALU & FLMI designations.



Lisa Clarke - Business Manager

Lisa has over 15 years of industry experience supporting direct, reinsurance and retrocession operations with a brief sojourn into group benefits outsourcing.  Lisa has had exposure to US, Canadian, European and Asia Pacific life insurance products and has held a variety of roles supporting administration operations during her career. Lisa joined LOGiQ3 in late 2009 to support data analysis and reporting on a Client conversion.  In her free time she loves reading, travelling and exploring the nooks and crannies in Ontario now accessible with her new drivers license!


Matt_Hannon.pngMatthew Hannon - Senior Consultant

Matt joined LOGiQ3 with over 15 years of experience in insurance & reinsurance, most recently as Director, Audit and Retention Management Services at Berkshire Hathaway. Prior to this, he held roles within Sun Life’s Reinsurance Operations, Internal Audit, Financial Planning / Analysis, Reinsurance Accounting & Audit teams. He graduated from Georgian College's B.Admin Accounting. He's been actively involved with RAPA and is a past chair of the Audit Committee. He enjoys wood working and spending time with his family at the cottage.


Merv_Gillson2.pngMervyn Gillson - Senior Underwriting Specialist & Claims Manager

Merv's responsibilities stretch from risk selection, quality assurance, training, mentoring for life... as well as overseeing Claims. Previously he was AVP of Wholesale Underwriting. and started his insurance career at Norwich Union in England. After moving to Canada (30 years ago), he took a job with Norwich Union, later moving on to Unity Life as Chief Underwriter in 1991 and then to Sun Life on May, 2010. He has been President of UAT (Underwriters Association of Toronto) for two years and more recently he was named Chair of the Canadian Institute of Underwriters. He has earned his FLMI, FALU and ALHC.


Nick_Joly.pngNicolas Joly - Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Nicolas joined the LOGiQ3 family in the summer of 2014 as Sales & Marketing Coordinator and contributes to the company's overall marketing communication strategy. He holds experience in different industries from financial services management with one of Canada's "big-six" banks to marketing coordination for a tech start-up of less than 10 employees. Nicolas relocated to Toronto after completing his BComm in Business Marketing from John Molson's School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal. In his free time he enjoys running, blogging, creative writing, painting and of course, eating. 


Sandy_Gu.pngSandy Gu - Reinsurance Analyst

Sandy Gu joined the LOGiQ3 family in August of 2012 as Reinsurance Analyst. She graduated from University of Toronto Rotman Commerce with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, learning and shopping.




Seema Samad - Underwriter

Seema Joined LOGiQ3 in Feb 2015 as an underwriter responsible for production underwriting for two of the largest clients. She has 8 years of experience in the life insurance industry, starting her career with a short stint as a tele-interviewer at Manulife, quickly moving on to life underwriting at Manulife and La Capitale Financial Securities. Seema’s background as a registered practical nurse made her an ideal candidate for underwriting, instilling her with the ability to give solid evidence based and confident decision making skills. She studied Nursing at Conestoga College and is an active member with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Having varied experiences and an impeccable ability to adapt to new environments, she has brought teams of people together to create bonds and improve loyalty, between clients, and colleagues. Seema loves to cook, is a tennis enthusiast, a botanical guru with orchids and consistently pursues continued education as she describes herself as a lifelong learner. 


WilsonVarghese150.pngWilson Varghese - Assistant Vice President, IT Applications & Systems

Wilson is responsible for the applications and systems we rely upon to deliver services to our clients. Before joining LOGiQ3, Wilson worked for over 17 years in the corporate and reinsurance IT fields and was most instrumental in establishing Berkshire Hathaway Group’s infrastructure. Wilson has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wilfrid Laurier University and when not at work, surfs the web for the latest pop culture gossip, spoils his dog with toys and treats, and basks in the joy of his young family [though not necessarily in that order].


Zaynib_Albadry.pngZaynib Al-Badry - Reinsurance Analyst

As a reinsurance analyst, Zaynib’s core responsibilities include reinsurance administration. She is currently working on an extensive project for LOGiQ3 involving treaty interpretation and claims recoveries and reporting. Zaynib was previously an underwriting analyst at Foresters for three years. Zaynib graduated from Ryerson University with a BComm. She earned the following industry designations: Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and Associate, Customer Service (ACS). She is also currently pursuing her Associate, Reinsurance Administration (ARA).

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