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 and Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (972) 813-0953

Francois Duguay, FSA
Francois Duguay, FSA
Executive Vice President & Chief Actuary
Phone: (972) 813-0968

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

Fred Beaulieu, FSA, CERA
Fred Beaulieu, FSA, CERA
Director & Actuary – Special Projects
Phone: (972) 813-0986

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

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

Marie-Andree Gagne, ASA, MAAA
Marie-Andree Gagne, ASA, MAAA
Director, Pricing
Phone: (972) 813-0970

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

Paulo Bandeira Pinho, MD, FAAP, FACP
Paulo Bandeira Pinho, MD, FAAP, FACP
Chief Medical Director

Dalia Khoury
Dalia Khoury
Vice President, Administration
Phone: (514) 288-1900 ext 217

Heidi Ruttiman, CPA, CA
Heidi Ruttiman, CPA, CA
Vice President, Corporate Accounting

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

Deborah Zimmerman, MBA, CRM
Deborah Zimmerman, MBA, CRM
Vice President, Operations
Phone: (972) 813-0956

Dave Barrett
Dave Barrett
Assistant Vice President, Underwriting
Phone: (972) 813-0997

Shamika Jones, MBA, FLMI, ARA
Shamika Jones, MBA, FLMI, ARA
Assistant Vice President, Administration
Phone: (972) 813-0930

Steven Ross, PHR, FFSI, FLHC, FLMI, PCS, AIAA, AIRC, ARA
Steven Ross, PHR, FFSI, FLHC, FLMI, PCS, AIAA, AIRC, ARA
Accounting and Benefits Manager
Phone: (972) 813-0980

Michell McAllister
Michell McAllister
Claims Analyst III, Claims Support Supervisor
Phone: (972) 813-0948

Jill Thompson, FLMI, AALU, ACS, HIA
Jill Thompson, FLMI, AALU, ACS, HIA
Underwriting Director
Phone: (972) 813-0960

Richard Camiré
Richard Camiré
Senior Underwriting Advisor
Phone: (972) 813-0996

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

Kevin Cheng
Kevin Cheng
Senior Underwriter Advisor
Phone: (972) 813-0983

Patrick Johnston
Patrick Johnston
Senior Underwriting Advisor
Phone: (972) 813-0609

Amy Chang, FALU, FLMI, ACS, HIA
Amy Chang, FALU, FLMI, ACS, HIA
Senior Underwriter
Phone: (972) 813-0593

Kim Knowles
Kim Knowles
Client Services Associate & Risk Management Support
Phone: (214) 528-2020

Marianne Strong, FLMI
Marianne Strong, FLMI
Client Services Associate & Retrocessionaire Support
Phone: (972) 813-0928

Rena Coy-Hebert
Rena Coy-Hebert
Manager, Administration
Phone: (972) 819-0924

Nan Tracy RN
Senior Underwriting Consultant
Phone: (978) 443-0713

 

 


Alexis Morin, ASA, MAAA
Alexis Morin, ASA, MAAA
Supervisor, Treaties & Assistant Actuary
Phone: 972-813-0995

Mike Greer
Mike Greer
Underwriting Consultant
Phone: (972) 813-00961

Kelsey Laird
Kelsey Laird
Underwriter
Phone: (972) 813-0919

Joshua Brower
Joshua Brower
Treaty Analyst
Phone: 972-813-0994

Beatrice Mendoza
Beatrice Mendoza
Supervisor Underwriting Support
Phone: (972) 813-0964

Ketsia Garraud
Ketsia Garraud
Director, Quality Control
Phone: (972) 813- 0600

Tiffany Turner
Tiffany Turner
Supervisor, Administration
Phone: 972.813.0941

Terrence Weiser
Terrence Weiser
Assistant Vice President, Business Development
Phone: (972) 813-0942

Tu Hornstra, FLMI
Tu Hornstra, FLMI
Account Manager, Business Development
Phone: (972) 813-0959

Lalitha Vinnakota
Lalitha Vinnakota
Supervisor, Administration
Phone: (972) 813-0943

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