Expert Blogs

  • Hugh MacDonald
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    Hugh MacDonald, CPA,CA,CLU.FEA is a Financial advisor and President of Canadian Succession Protection Company, a life Insurance agency in Toronto that provides life insurance and succession planning strategies to owners of family enterprises and their families.

  • Jim Ruta
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    The RUTA Report – Real Usable Tactical Advice – is provided exclusively to the Canadian Life e-newsletter each week by veteran financial industry consultant, speaker, writer and media commentator Jim Ruta. Starting at age 22, he led one of Canada’s largest insurance agencies by age 40. Jim has been featured around the world including the MDRT Main Platform and has several best-selling books to his credit. He is Managing Partner of Boston-based InforcePRO Software, a unique automatic presentation from existing policies system.

    LIMRA View Blogs

    LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute provides comprehensive, unbiased research and education about all aspects within the retirement industry to improve retirement readiness and promote retirement security. For more information on LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute visit us at: Visit LIMRA at

  • Maribeth Kuzmeski
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    Maribeth Kuzmeski is the President of Red Zone Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in strategies for achieving measurable new business growth for financial services firms. Maribeth is the author of 7 books including The Connectors and …And The Clients Went Wild, and has appeared in numerous media outlets including USA Today, The New York Times, Fox News, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and others discussing innovative marketing strategies.

  • Mark Breading
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    Mark Breading, a Partner and Chief Research Officer at Strategy Meets Action, is a recognized expert in advanced technologies and their implications for the insurance industry. His specialty areas include the customer experience and analytics. He has exceptional knowledge and experience in many dimensions of the customer/producer experience, including omni-channel, customer communications, mobile technologies, CRM, digital content management, and contact centers. He has broad experience and insights in data and analytics, including business intelligence, advanced analytics, and big data.

  • Syed Raza
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    Syed is the Director of Marketing at LSM Insurance and has been a licensed Life and Health Insurance Advisor since 2008. He has a passion for covering current issues affecting the life and health insurance industry in Canada.