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Each broker can be contacted by email by using their first name @jdsfinancial.ca

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Dr. J. D. Smith, BA, CCIB, LLD (hon)
President

JD SmithBACKGROUND
J. D. Smith came to the insurance industry in 1979 with a background in Canadian Publishing. He worked with his father for 16 years and they, together, published many Canadian best sellers and specialized in calendars on Canadian Artists.

EDUCATION
J. D. Smith is a graduate of, and taught business courses at, Ryerson University. He received a BA in Economics, and a BA in sociology, and took the MBA program at York University in Toronto. He was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2006 for his community work.

HISTORY
J. D. started the brokerage with 1 employee, the support of 6 insurance companies and 1 car policy. Within 2 years the company insured car dealerships throughout Ontario, a hospital and 8 large retail franchise operations. Now, 36 years later, the company is one of the 50 largest Insurance Brokers in Ontario, with over 12,000 clients.

CORE VALUE AND ORIGINAL CORPORATE GOAL IN 1979
"The Corporate Mission Statement", says Dr. Smith, "is still the same today, 36 years later. 'We are committed to excellence in personal and commercial insurance'. Our 7 CORE VALUES have remained the same and are outlined on our web site. Our advertising sums up our CORPORATE GOAL - Peace of Mind Insurance."

OUR CORPORATE GOAL
Personal & Commercial Insurance Solutions.

CLIENT PURPOSE STATEMENT
Peace of Mind Insurance.

You can reach JD by using his initials JDS and then @jdsmithinsurance.com  Ext. 234 Direct Line 905-907-1415.

 
Mark R. Smith
Vice President

Mark has had 22 very productive years in the General Insurance Business.

He is a business graduate of Trinity Western University. He and his large family are quite involved with his local church and in community service. He is Chairman of the Mayors prayer Breakfast and on the board of Profit and  of Non-Profit organizations.

His Insurance Specialty is insuring  large Commercial Insurance Risks. His unique Insurance programs with associations, are able to deliver excellent pricing and at the same time provide Specialized Insurance Solutions.

You can reach Mark by using his first name and then @jdsfinancial.ca Ext 228, Direct Line 905-907-1418

 
Karen Furois
Personal Lines Manager

Karen came to Ontario from Nova Scotia in 1986. She worked for The Bank of Nova Scotia for 2 years as the Manager's personal assistant and was responsible for investment purchases.

One day she was approached by one of the bank's client's that owned an insurance brokerage as they were impressed with her work ethic and wanted her to come to work for them. Karen accepted this opportunity to go into the Insurance Industry.

She started her career as a Customer Service Representative and worked in this role for 5 years, then was promoted to a Sales Producer and worked in this role for 3 years and was then given the opportunity to advance to Management.

Karen has 21 years of experience in the insurance business and is always willing to assist our clients.

You can reach KAREN by using her first name and then @jdsfinancial.ca  Ext. 212 Direct Line 905-907-1416

 
Kathy Turner

Kathy has over 30 years Insurance Experiance.

She moved to Toronto from New Brunswick, and came to J D Smith Insurance when Farmers Insurance in Markham, was purchased, by JDS.

Kathy specializes in Commercial property, Bonding and Fleets.

You can reach Kathy by using her first name @jdsfinancial.ca Ext 207, Direct Line 905-907-3275

 
Rocco Scarano

Rocco, hails from Italy, and after managing a Canadian Insurance Company Branch Office he mover into the Brokerage side of the business.

Rocco worked with Dynes Insurance for many years and when JDS purchased Dynes, he partnered  with JDS and is today one of the top Insurance Producers in Ontario.

With over 35 years in Insurance, Rocco, specializes in Construction, Fleets, Property and unique Liability Solutions.

You can reach him by using his first name and then @jdsfinancial.ca Ext 215 Direct Line 905-907-1417

 
Krista Furois

Krista has had many years experience in Personal Insurance. In 2016 she was promoted to the Finance Department at J D Smith Insurance and the JDS Group of companies.

If you have any questions about your Commercial  Billing or payments please contact Krista, and I am sure she will be able to assist you.

You can reach Krista by using her first name and then @jdsfinancial.ca )  Ext. 224 Direct Line 905-907-9211

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