After 3 years in the U of A Education program, Ian realized that rather than teaching, he wanted to get into business. Following his graduation from the Grant MacEwan Insurance and Risk Management program, Ian joined a national brokerage for 4 years, then worked for 4 years as an underwriter in one of Canada’s largest insurance carriers. With all of this experience, Ian knew what he wanted. In 2004, Ian joined NFP for much the same reason as the founders – he saw an opportunity to add true value to his clients providing exceptional service on complex risks. Ian’s passion to build strong relationships is evident. He’s determined to learn about customers’ organizations and develop relationships and this often results in him becoming a trusted member of their company. Outside of work (and sometimes while at work!) Ian is a huge sports fan whether that be Football, Hockey, or Soccer, and most of all enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 boys.