An Exceptional Team of Experts: The Cornerstone of Our Success

Our company's success and what sets us apart is clearly the exceptional nature of our team.
Our main resource is made up of many actuaries and professionals from various fields who
have the following in common:

  • Expertise in their field
  • Spirit of commitment
  • Sense of innovation

Our employees give Optimum its distinctive edge through the value of their contribution and
the quality of the relationships they develop and build with clients. Since 1987, their competence,
vision and loyalty have help to drive our company's performance and stability.

Sébastien Blondeau, FSA, MAAA
Sébastien Blondeau, FSA, MAAA
President & Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (972) 813-0953

Francois Duguay, FCIA, FSA
Francois Duguay, FCIA, FSA
Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary
Phone: (972) 813-0968

Gord Gibbins, FSA, FCIA, BSC
Gord Gibbins, FSA, FCIA, BSC
Executive Vice-President & Chief Development Officer
Phone: (613) 476-0219
Cell: (613) 242-9913
Fax: (613) 476-2408

Yves Leclerc, ISP
Yves Leclerc, ISP
Senior Vice President, Operations
Phone: (972) 813-0952

Anastasia Jaegerman, AALU, FLMI, ACS
Anastasia Jaegerman, AALU, FLMI, ACS
Vice President
Underwriting / Chief CI Underwriter
Phone: (972) 813-0957

Gary Bedwell, FALU, FLMI
Gary Bedwell, FALU, FLMI
Vice President, Sales & Marketing,
Western & Southern Region
Phone: (972) 813-0987
Cell: (214) 502-5730
Fax: (214) 528-2777

Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA
Jean-Marc Fix, FSA, MAAA
Vice President, Research & Development
Phone: (972) 813-0981

Sheila Matheson, FLMI
Sheila Matheson, FLMI
Vice President, Sales & Marketing,
Critical Illness
Phone: (905) 655-8800
Cell: (905)767-5259

Melanie Netzer, FLMI, ARA
Melanie Netzer, FLMI, ARA
Vice President, Client Services
Phone: (972) 813-0916

Jonathan Racine, FSA
Jonathan Racine, FSA
Vice President, Business Development
Phone: (972) 813-0969

Monica Clink, FLHC, FLMI, ARA
Monica Clink, FLHC, FLMI, ARA
Assistant Vice President, Claims
Phone: (972) 813-0945

Shamika Jones, FLME, PCS, AIAA, AIRC
Shamika Jones, FLME, PCS, AIAA, AIRC
Assistant Vice President, Administration
Phone: (972) 813-0930

Dalia Khoury
Dalia Khoury
Assistant Vice President,
Administrative Services
Phone: (514) 288-1900 ext 217

Sharon Miller
Sharon Miller
Assistant Vice President, Administration
Phone: (972) 813-0918

Rémi Houle,FCA, FCIA, MAAA
Rémi Houle,FCA, FCIA, MAAA
Senior Advisor
Phone: (972) 813-0984

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