August Navacord / Executive Updates

Navacord Appoints New President of Underwriting Solutions, Greg Irvine

Navacord Corp. is pleased to appoint Greg Irvine into the newly created role of President, MGA Underwriting Solutions, effective September 6, 2022. Irvine brings over 20 years of experience working in the insurance industry to Navacord and will be leading all MGA and underwriting businesses across Canada.

The recently developed position was designed in response to Navacord’s corporate strategy to expand our MGA practice and growth. As the President of Underwriting Solutions, Irvine will drive and facilitate the growth of Navacord’s existing and future MGA Broker Partners, build innovative underwriting programs and products, access alternative insurance markets and build out underwriting capacity for the Navacord group. Navacord is focused on delivering product innovation and market-leading underwriting terms and conditions to our clients—this role will help us achieve that.

“We are eager to welcome Greg onboard in this newly created role, which we are confident he will excel in,” says T. Marshall Sadd, Executive Chairman. “Greg is a brilliant leader with plenty of industry knowledge under his belt; we’re looking forward to working together as he propels our MGA growth and the selected vertical integration of our over $2.5 billion of premium within Navacord.”

Irvine joins Navacord after a decade working as Executive Vice President of Programs & Specialty Products at Zurich, where he led and managed their insurance programs and specialty products division, which included several underwriting team portfolios: Programs (All Lines), Financial Lines, Surety and Accident and Health. He is also a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Greg join Navacord and be the first individual to fulfill this role,” says Shawn DeSantis, President and CEO, Navacord. “We have no doubt that Greg’s underwriting expertise, passion for innovation and building collaborative teams that display superior performance will be an invaluable asset to our MGA practice.”

Sprinting through its most successful year to date, Navacord looks forward to the organic growth generated by this role and continues to Build the Great Canadian Brokerage.

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