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ClientDesk appoints Chief Sales Officer

Responding to the rapid adoption of ClientDesk by several leading insurance brokers, the investment in senior sales leadership aims to capitalize on unique market advantages.

Toronto, ON – July 5th, 2017 – ClientDesk announced that it has appointed John Staines as their Chief Sales Officer. With a surge in growth and an ever increasing roster of leading insurance brokers using the ClientDesk platform there was a clear need to fortify the efforts put forth by the founding team of Newton Asare and Rajeev Kugan. With the latest Ontario legislation mandating digital delivery of insurance documentation anticipated this fall, the company will be building a national team of sales executives to support both clients and their platform by investing time and resources in existing relationships, developing new partnerships and market engagement.

ClientDesk was seeking a unique candidate to lead sales growth and actively pursued someone with both experience in the insurance industry as well as familiarity with an early stage technology company and its unique needs. John is a highly recommended, entrepreneurial minded, technology leader with a track record of building world-class sales teams and enduring client relationships. Most recently, as a founding partner at Yroo, an e-commerce, search and comparison tool, he led efforts to successfully onboard thousands of the world’s leading retailers from Walmart and Amazon to Nordstrom and Macy’s.

According to John Staines, Chief Sales Officer, ClientDesk, “There are few opportunities that come up on your radar like ClientDesk. They have a solid, energetic team. Their platform is already in active use and the insurance market is clamouring for solutions for their digital and mobile needs. It is an exciting time for both the industry and the company and that is why I joined ClientDesk. I am excited to be a part of the journey as the company expands from a P&C solutions, to commercial COI management and payment processing capabilities. We plan to build a team that ensures every insurance broker across Canada has the opportunity to capitalize on these digital innovations.”

As the leading software platform for independent insurance brokerages, ClientDesk has already integrated with several innovative brokerages throughout Canada and the Caribbean, who leverage their technology to digitize their customer experiences and internal operations.

“I am proud to say that ClientDesk is successfully attracting top level talent. It is very satisfying when our product, team and the potential of our marketplace can convince someone with John’s experience to join the team.” Newton Asare II, CEO of ClientDesk. “We have aggressive plans to leverage our leading position in policyholder engagement, mobile solutions, and real-time information exchange to grow and prosper and now we have a sales leader that compliments those plans.”

Chief Sales Officer | John Staines – [email protected] | 416-505-1106


About ClientDesk – The Digital Insurance Platform

ClientDesk is Canada’s leading software platform for independent insurance brokerages that powers core functions of the digital insurance experience such as Engagement, Self Service, and Claims Management. We provide web portals and mobile apps for policyholders and front-line staff such as brokers and CSRS.The platform can also be integrated with legacy policy administration systems through web services calls, enabling the real-time transfer of policyholder data and activity logs.  For more information, please visit www.clientdesk.co.