Sept. 1, 2020

SGI CANADA appoints Larry Nickel as VP, Corporate Business Development

Larry Nickel has joined SGI CANADA in the role of Vice President, Corporate Business Development.

In his new role, Larry will be responsible for corporate strategy regarding broker distribution – including contracts, compensation, incentives and training programs. He will also take the lead on managing relationships with some of SGI CANADA’s larger brokerages.

Larry has over 25 years of P&C insurance experience with a strong track record in sales & distribution, broker relations, product management and underwriting.

His most recent role was at Pembridge Insurance, where he was Regional Director for Alberta & Atlantic Canada. Before that, Larry was Vice President of Underwriting, Sales & Distribution for Heartland Farm Mutual in Ontario. During his career, he has built an extensive network of industry contacts at both the company and broker level.

In addition to his industry experience, Larry holds an MBA from Wilfried Laurier University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

“Larry is a great fit for our team,” said Paul Mlodzik, EVP and Chief Customer Officer for SGI. “His broker experience and depth of insurance knowledge will be a major asset as SGI CANADA continues to grow – particularly outside of Saskatchewan.”

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to take on this new challenge at an organization with such a strong culture,” said Nickel.

Larry joins SGI CANADA effective Sept. 1 and will work out of SGI’s Edmonton corporate office.  He will also spend time with his team in Regina and visiting broker partners when business travel resumes.




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