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ALIGNED With Our Past, Present And Future

100% Canadian owned, ALIGNED is a premiere insurance brokerage that currently serves more than 1,400 clients across the country. ALIGNED was launched based on the belief that aligning insurance experts to business needs is one of the most important things an insurance broker can do to support their clients.

With offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver as well as a national operations centre in Waterloo, Ontario, ALIGNED is in growth mode, most recently acquiring Precept Insurance & Risk Management. Precept was founded in 1998 by the merger of three well-established brokerage firms with roots going back to 1912.

Our Story

President and CEO Andrew Clark launched ALIGNED because he wanted to deliver a different kind of insurance broker experience to Canadian businesses. Growing up with a strong desire to help others, Andrew’s life changed forever in July 2001 when he was involved in a serious automobile accident for which he was at fault. Shortly after the accident, Andrew received a Statement of Claim in the amount of $2,200,000.

Automobile accident

As a 21-year-old university student, Andrew now owned a severely damaged pick-up truck, a significant amount of student debt and incredible sense of remorse and responsibility for the injuries and damage he caused.  In what still feels like a miracle to him, Andrew’s insurance broker and insurance company made certain those involved received compensation for the injuries they incurred and repaired Andrew’s truck.

Andrew was left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the insurance industry. When nearing the completion of his undergraduate degree, he began exploring potential career paths and learning more about the industry that was there for him when he needed it most. This process led Andrew to join the insurance industry and unlocked a passion to help others as he was helped.

Shortly after starting his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation, Andrew was offered a position with Aon’s business insurance division. In 2007 he joined Marsh Canada and broadened his industry and product knowledge. While working on some of Canada’s largest and most complex corporate insurance programs – including 4 of the Top 20 TSX Listed Companies by market capitalization – Andrew completed his MBA part-time at Wilfrid Laurier University. Securing additional professional designations as well as completing a variety of academic business courses, Andrew also enhanced his practical hands-on experience in risk management and insurance.

In 2010, Marsh offered Andrew an opportunity to lead and manage a department dedicated to providing insurance products, risk management solutions and advice to small and medium sized organizations (SME) across all industries. With Andrew’s guidance and leadership, the department grew rapidly as did Andrew’s experience, knowledge and expertise.

After rising through the ranks of two of the largest insurance brokerages in the world, placing tens of millions of dollars in commercial premium, negotiating thousands of policies, receiving numerous awards and professional designations, Andrew decided to leave Marsh. He did so because he envisioned a different kind of insurance brokerage that would exclusively serve the needs of Canadian businesses…

Aligned

Andrew’s vision led to the 18 points of differentiation that are why our brokerage stands apart in the Canadian marketplace. Uniquely within the industry, ALIGNED advocates create, negotiate and deliver the best products, services and insurance solutions for businesses. 

We want you and your organization to become part of the next chapter of our story. Contact us today to get a quote for your business. 

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