Sedgwick drives growth in Canada with addition of business development team

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Toronto, ON (July 29, 2019) – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has announced the expansion of its Canadian operations with the formation of a new business development team led by senior vice president Gary Gardner.

Gardner joined Sedgwick earlier this year, bringing 35 years of experience in global sales and marketing to the company’s Canadian operations. He will utilize this new team to further develop Sedgwick’s products and services in Canada and enhance the company’s presence in this market.

The Toronto-based sales team will be made up of a number of experienced professionals. Those joining include Sandra Buckberrough, vice president of sales, who has held a managerial position in the claims industry for over 20 years and brings a wide array of knowledge in liability and automobile industries, and Mary Ann Anderson, vice president of sales and business development for the Atlantic region, who came to Sedgwick with over 10 years of insurer relations, working with both commercial and professional liability.

Other new team members include: John Jones, vice president of business development in broker markets, who has 30 years of insurance experience, continuously serving both top and bottom line targets and holds a specialty as a client advocate, consistently offering collaborative solutions for clients of all sectors and sizes; Debbie Dimanti, vice president of carrier relations and account management, whose 25+ years of loss adjusting and account management puts her in a poised position to succeed in this new role; and Shannon MacDonald, joining the team as marketing and sales coordinator, holding over 7 years of experience in both client relations and insurance claims.

“We decided to appoint this new business team at a pivotal time in Sedgwick’s Canadian development,” said Michael C. Holden, CEO of Sedgwick in Canada. “We see a strong opportunity for growth in this comprehensive market. These stellar additions to the Sedgwick family will enable us to expand our capabilities and best serve our clientele, and we look forward to seeing the success that Gary and his team will achieve for our business.”

To learn more about Sedgwick in Canada, visit or call 888-601-6228.

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to our clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 21,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. To learn more, visit

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