Mariner Innovations announces industry expansion and new Toronto office

Toronto, ON (Feb. 15, 2014) – Mariner Innovations, a leading Canadian supplier of IT professional services, is proud to announce an expansion into the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry, as well as the opening of a new office in Toronto. Mariner is excited to be welcoming several talented new employees to the team from OARBIC, a boutique P&C Insurance IT professional services firm based in Toronto.

A special welcome is given to Peter Symons, President of OARBIC, and Roula Partheniou, VP of Operations. Both Peter and Roula bring a deep level of expertise as well as years of experience in the industry. With this expansion, Mariner will also gain the ability to draw from over 150 independent P&C specialty consultants who work with OARBIC for future opportunities in Ontario and across Canada.

Peter joined OARBIC in 2003 overseeing Operations, and executing Project Audits and other Program Management assignments. Peter has worked in the P&C industry for over 25 years; prior to joining OARBIC, Peter worked with Applied Systems, Paxus, Teleglobe/CGI and Castek – all insurance companies or insurance broker software vendors – and was responsible for the delivery of implementation projects.

Roula joined OARBIC in January 2005. Her role encompasses the management of all consultant relationships, as well as the development and management of internal processes, finance and administration. Roula is also a professional artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally.

“We are very pleased to welcome Peter and Roula to the Mariner Innovations team; this development into the P&C industry signifies continued growth for Mariner Innovations”, said Craig Storey, President of Mariner Innovations. “With over 10 years of experience operating within the Insurance Industry, this expansion opens up even more opportunities for Mariner Innovations and our clients.”

About Mariner Innovations

Founded in 2003, Mariner is the largest independently-owned Information Technology company headquartered in Atlantic Canada. Mariner Innovations is the professional services arm of Mariner Group. With a reputation for leadership in IT solutions, the firm specializes in application development, modernization and maintenance services.

The Mariner Group of companies support new start-up IT businesses by providing funding and access to both management and technical expertise. Mariner has over 180 multi-skilled associates who stand behind this focus on innovation.

Mariner Innovations headquarters are located in Saint John, NB, with regional offices in Calgary, Regina, Toronto, Fredericton, and Halifax.

For more information about Mariner’s IT solutions, visit

Source: Mariner Innovations Inc.

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