Mani Sharma Featured by Insurance People
Based at ALIGNED’s Vancouver office and supporting clients across B.C., vice president Mani Sharma spent more than a decade honing his skills at before joining the ALIGNED team.
“We’re proud that Insurance People is profiling Mani Sharma in their November issue.” shares president and CEO Andrew Clark. “Mani is one of the most charismatic, genuine and kindest people I’ve ever met. His deep insurance and risk management knowledge combined with his unmatched passion for winning makes him one of the best commercial insurance brokers in Canada.”1
Mani Sharma And His Path to ALIGNED
The in-depth profile highlights the course Sharma charted soon after starting in the industry in an entry level position. Moving to Victoria, Sharma notes, “This is where my passion for the industry went to the next level. BCAA was a terrific place to start my career. It has great training programs and access to many different types of insurance products.”2
Tom Rivers, a recruiter of insurance executives met Sharma while he was working at Marsh and took note of his potential. “There are always a few people who stand out, and Mani is one of them,” says Rivers. “He has taken his love and passion for people, combined that with solid technical knowledge and created a successful career mirroring his integrity and commitment toward service. This is a man who always wears a smile on his face.”3
Working in Vancouver for Axis Insurance, Sharma recalls, “I worked within and led a team of high-performing brokers, so while I was still an insurance producer, I was mentoring staff as well. I like to help others, and nothing makes me happier than seeing someone win an account, provide excellent service to customers and receive positive testimonial responses. I try to lead by example, just like the people who helped me.”4
Named a Top 30 Elite Broker in Canada by Insurance Business magazine, Sharma moved to work with ALIGNED in the summer of 2014. Since joining ALIGNED, Sharma has developed the brokerage’s presence in Western Canada and helped to mentor colleagues across the growing organization.
About Insurance People
Well known as an “independent, award-winning, bi-monthly magazine”5 Insurance People was founded in 1996 as Insurancewest. The magazine “has grown from its western base to become a coast-to-coast national magazine, offering personality and corporate profiles, select insurance-related articles and “StreetTalk” for insurers, brokers, adjusters and the many trades and suppliers servicing the Canadian property & casualty sector.”6
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