Our Team

Principals & Partners

John Simons

John was invited to join the leadership team at Hamilton and Partners beginning in January, 2019. John brings over 30 years of expertise in the Employee Benefit industry to his consulting and leadership position at Hamilton and Partners. John’s 30 years of experience has encompassed roles which include Senior Consultant at a foremost Global Consulting Firm. As well as Leadership positions within the Group Benefits and Business Development portfolios of a major Canadian Insurer. John has a proven track record of creating and maintaining a high level of client satisfaction with many of Calgary’s largest employers. John has a passion for building employee wellness and creating strong long term client relationships. John’s focus is to utilize his broad industry knowledge in researching client’s specific benefit objectives to strategically build a tailor made benefit program. This highly specialized attention ensures supportive employee engagement and creates long term stability for the employer. John’s educational background is in Finance, Group Benefits and Leadership.

TEL: (403) 668-9011 | EMAIL: jsimons@hamiltonandpartners.com

Craig Robillard, BA

Craig started in the employee benefits division of London Life after graduating in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. He worked with them until the purchase by Great-West Life in 1998. After being with Great-West Life for 18 months, he moved to become the practice leader of an international consulting firm in Calgary, until another merger where he was a senior consultant until November 1, 2003. At that time he joined Hamilton + Partners as a principal in the benefits division.

TEL: (403) 232-4591 | EMAIL: crobillard@hamiltonandpartners.com

Scott Coe

Scott joined Hamilton + Partners in 2008 after a successful career in the CFL. While playing with the Calgary Stampeders Scott worked as a sales consultant for Oil Patch Rentals in the oil and gas industry. Throughout both endeavours, Scott built a strong personal and business network that he continues to work with today. Hard work, dedication and persistence are only a few characteristics that Scott brings to work every day. His clients know that their best interests are always put first. He prides himself on knowing his client’s business and building the best benefits plan to fit their needs. In addition to maintaining and growing client relations he is now involved in strategic company planning to continue expanding the business. At the end of 2016 Scott was named Partner.

Tel: (403) 668-9013 | EMAIL: scoe@hamiltonandpartners.com

Brock Robillard

Brock graduated with a BA in business from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri where he attended on a golf scholarship followed by completing his MBA. He joined Hamilton + Partners in June 2009, while working his way to becoming a partner in the employee benefits division in September 2016. His continued success in group benefits is a result of his strong emphasis on listening to clients. His experience allows him to understand and consult on all of your employee benefits and group retirement needs, ensuring your plan design aligns with your corporate objective with the highest return on your investment.

Tel: (403) 232-4583 | EMAIL: brobillard@hamiltonandpartners.com 


Associates

Sandy Stevenson, BA, CFP

Sandy began his career working in the financial planning industry in 1994. After working with both Mackenzie Financial Corp. and Trimark Investment Management Inc., he joined Hamilton + Partners in 1998 as a Certified Financial Planner. He works with individual clients to execute and manage customized financial, investment and insurance plans. Sandy’s clients value his dedication, service and steady, reliable advice. They particularly appreciate having a long term trusted relationship as their lives and financial plans progress and evolve. Additionally, Sandy provides education sessions plus general individual investment, insurance and retirement planning advice to the plan members of Hamilton + Partners corporate savings programs.

TEL: (403) 232-4587 | EMAIL: sstevenson@hamiltonandpartners.com

Mario Paolucci, Ch.F.C., CLU

Mario is a Chartered Financial Consultant with over 20 years of financial advisory experience. He enjoys establishing quality relationships and working with professionals and business owners while assisting them to achieve their personal and financial goals. Mario provides prudent financial counsel in the areas of wealth accumulation and income & estate protection. He also works alongside the partners at Hamilton + Partners to provide strategic and effective employee benefits plans as well as private medical access for professionals. When not working he is spending time with his family and friends, staying active, and cheering for his favorite sports teams.

TEL: (403) 232-4588 | EMAIL: mpaolucci@hamiltonandpartners.com

Todd Williamson, Benefits Consultant

Todd began his career specializing in personal insurance and investments before joining Hamilton + Partners in April of 2017. Prior to that, he had a successful snowboarding career that gave him the opportunity to travel all over the world endorsing his numerous sponsors, filming and competing on the international stage. His competitive nature and desire to succeed is a great asset when it is paired with his professional work and the relationships he conducts with his clients. He graduated with a BBA from Mount Royal University while much of his schooling was completed through correspondence during his snowboarding career.

TEL: (403) 232-4592 | EMAIL: twilliamson@hamiltonandpartners.com

Randy Pennycook, Employee Benefits Consultant

An employee benefit specialist with H+P, Randy brings unique insight into the needs of growing companies both private and public from his background in small to mid-market Investment Banking. Passionate about connecting clients with the benefits that best fit all of their employees including millennials, Randy leads his clients through the process of aligning the needs of the younger generation with the financial realities of the most cost effective solution. Randy graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Commerce degree in 2015, and joined H+P in 2019. With the strong and experienced H+P team around him, Randy has the confidence to bring his detailed and diligent approach to delivering the right results through supporting clients’ goals and providing a great experience.

TEL: (403) 232-4599 | EMAIL: rpennycook@hamiltonandpartners.com

Melina Begin, Group Benefits Analyst

As Hamilton & Partners’ benefits analyst, Melina is responsible to analyse and negotiate renewals, provide details on experience and trends, look at cost containment options and benchmark reports as well as marketing. Her passion for numbers started as early as high school where she sat on the finance committee to then pursue her studies in Science. Melina spent 6 years with insurance carriers prior to working with H+P, which has given her a good understanding of the market place. Originally from Quebec City with French as her first language, Melina serves on the board of director of the French-Canadian Association of Alberta in Calgary (ACFA-Calgary). When she’s not at work, she spends time in the mountains either hiking, riding motocross, snowmobiling or snowboarding in the winter.

TEL: (403) 232-4575 | EMAIL: mbegin@hamiltonandpartners.com


Account Management Team

Kathy Suchan, Account Manager

Kathy began her career in the group insurance industry as a service representative with London Life in 1989. She then became a Senior Service Representative when Great-West Life purchased London Life. In 2002, Kathy joined Hamilton + Partners as an Account Manager. Her focus and expertise is in providing outstanding client service, plan administration and implementation of employee benefit programs. Outside the office, Kathy enjoys singing, reading and spending time with her family.

TEL: (403) 232-4589 | EMAIL: ksuchan@hamiltonandpartners.com

Susan Ward, Account Manager

Susan began her career in the group insurance industry in 1989 with Great-West Life. After moving to Calgary, she spent a few years working as a Plan Administrator for the University of Calgary and then returned to Great-West Life as a Senior Specialist, Client Service. Susan joined Hamilton + Partners in 2016 as an Account Manager. She prides herself in providing superior client service to her clients and has extensive knowledge of the group insurance industry. In her spare time Susan and her family spend as much time as possible in the mountains.

TEL: (403) 232-4579 | Email: sward@hamiltonandpartners.com

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