About Us | Why Peter Kicinski is proud to be an ALIGNED Advocate
We’re different. That is to say, our exclusive focus on business insurance sets us apart. Certainly, being different is just one of the many reasons why Canadian insurance professionals decide to join the ALIGNED team.
Above all, we’re always proud to welcome new members to our team and share their story. Most importantly, our About Us features are just one example of our commitment to connecting with our community. In the same vein, many of us are sharing useful business insurance content on social media every day.
Peter Kicinski recently joined our growing team. Peter is an Advocate and reports to SVP Darcy Franko-Felice. He works closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada.
Peter is proud to be part of the ALIGNED Insurance team. In her own words, here’s what Peter has to say about ALIGNED.
Q. Why did you join ALIGNED?
Peter: After about 7 years of working as a Commercial Broker I decided to try the Underwriting side of the industry. After about 14 months as an Underwriter it became clear that Underwriting wasn’t for me.
And after speaking with Andrew Clark & other members of the ALIGNED family, deciding to join ALIGNED was an easy decision. Our core values & business philosophy of taking care of our clients first and foremost was a major deciding factor in taking this next step in my career.
Q. How did you first hear about ALIGNED?
Peter: I’ve been connected with Andrew Clark on Linkedin for the last 5 years. I’ve known about ALIGNED Insurance from the regular blog posts that Andrew shares.
Q. In your opinion, what sets ALIGNED Insurance apart?
Peter: There is a strong sense of professionalism and ambition among the team. The entire team is not only passionate about what they do but they also have a great deal of education & knowledge. As a result, our clients are dealing with top insurance professionals.
Q. Why did you choose an insurance career?
Peter: I fell into the industry after almost going back to school full time. I was in search of a new career; my girlfriend at the time was a broker and suggested giving this a try.
Being an insurance broker has been a very rewarding career, I have worked with some truly talented bright professionals that helped me mature and grow in this industry on a personal & professional level.
Q. Tell us about your most recent professional designations.
Peter: I am currently working on obtaining my CIP designation (Chartered Insurance Professional) & will be obtaining the CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) shortly after.
Q. In your career to date, what are you most proud of?
Peter: I am very proud of the relationships I have developed over the years with clients, insurance companies and colleagues. I have made lifelong friends within the industry and I look forward to forging new relationships while at my role with ALIGNED Insurance.
Q. In your opinion, what’s the single most important service an insurance broker delivers to a client?
Peter: Expertise. Unless you work in the insurance industry, most people’s knowledge is very basic on the subject. Having an Insurance broker on your side to help you navigate the world of insurance is invaluable when it comes to protecting your business.
Q. Which of ALIGNED’s 18 points of differentiation do you find the most personally meaningful and why?
Peter: The point that stick out the most to me is the capped workloads, work as a broker can be fast paced with many moving parts. Having a capped workload allows brokers to be more diligent and provide much better service to our clients on every interaction without feeling rushed in the process and as a result helps build stronger client relationships.
Being different is a point of pride for every ALIGNED insurance broker and Advocate. And it’s because our founder, president & CEO Andrew Clark wants to deliver different kind insurance broker experience to Canadian business.
Since day one, we’ve taken pride in 18 things that we do differently for our clients. Ultimately, what gives us the most pride is delivering the best solutions and more value to every Canadian business that we support.
Do you know these ALIGNED team members?
Learn why Advocate Sean McNamara joined ALIGNED Insurance…
“Joining ALIGNED is the easiest decision I’ve made in my career. After conversations with Andrew Clark and other team members, it was evident that ALIGNED’s business philosophy and simple, straight-forward approach of putting clients first fit well with my core values.
It’s great to be working with a group of individuals who have all come together for the same purpose. I can clearly see that we all share a synergistic approach to providing holistic service to all our clients.”Sean McNamara, Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Discover why Assistant Advocate Kate Blanchard pivoted to a career with ALIGNED…
“I come from a very different industry where I felt unstable and that growth was limited. As a young professional, I carefully considered different avenues where I could offer my strengths and in return could grow and develop with stability. I knew insurance would provide the stability in life I was looking for, while being able to offer my skills and passion for helping others.”Kate Blanchard, Assistant Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
Learn what Robyn Selmes believes is the most important service an insurance broker delivers to a client…
“Buying insurance is never anyone’s favourite purchase, especially as there are so many expenses already for businesses. The most important part of being an insurance broker is to help make the entire “insurance experience” as seamless and simple as possible.
This can mean helping someone determine the right coverages or finding the best insurance companies to meet their specific needs. And, at the end of the day, it also means being there and helping people through any claims or concerns if and when they arise.”Robyn Selmes, Advocate, ALIGNED Insurance
In short | Are you interested in joining the ALIGNED team?
Each and every day, our team members across Canada are proud to provide a different kind of insurance experience to each and every ALIGNED client.
We are actively looking for entrepreneurial and growth focused people. If you’re interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we’d love to hear from you!
Above all, aligning is what we do as business insurance brokers. Likewise, we’re aligned with each other as colleagues, with the best insurance companies in Canada and, most importantly, our clients. This is why why being as good as one’s word is so important to all of us at ALIGNED.
And while there are 18 things that we do differently for our clients, what gives us the most pride how we get better solutions and more value ALIGNED for each and every business we support.
Social responsibility is yet another way we deliver a different employee and client experience
Our Give Generously campaign connects our clients directly with our social responsibility work. Each year, a portion of ALIGNED Insurance profits are donated to a registered Canadian charity that is selected by our clients. Learn more about our Social Responsibility program.
It’s a privilege to handle our clients’ insurance needs across Canada. Above all, helping others consistently, frequently and generously is vitally important to each one of us.
In addition, we support two annual volunteering days for every employee. We are proud that ALIGNED Insurance team members partner with the organizations that they are passionate about helping.
We’re here to help you find the BEST commercial insurance…
Our team of insurance brokers is available to help answer any and all questions you might have about all of our commercial insurance products. If you have a question about business insurance, are uncertain about what a particular insurance coverage term means, or simply want to find commercial insurance that directly aligns with your needs, don’t hesitate to call us toll-free at 1-866-287-0448.
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