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Ben Gutknecht

Financial Advisor*

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**

Ben holds his general, life insurance and mutual funds licences, and has a passion for retirement planning. He and his team strive to go beyond your expectations to provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve at every stage of life.

Along with supporting the local hockey and basketball teams, Ben is a proud member of the Virgil Business Association, and is dedicated to serving the community where he and his family call home.

Location

Virgil

Bhagirath Mangukiya

Associate Insurance Agent

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

Jordan Patrick

Associate Insurance Agent

Jordan joined the team in 2022, providing excellent service between both the St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake offices. Equipped with his general insurance licence and experience in the industry, he specializes in providing expert advice for home and auto insurance products.

Jordan is from St. Catharines and spent seven years as a Golf Professional in Port Carling. He has an English bulldog and enjoys being outdoors in his spare time.

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

Kaitlyn Fazio

Associate Financial Advisor

Kaitlyn has been a part of the Niagara-on-the-Lake team since 2019 ad holds her general and life insurance licences. She provides knowledgeable and professional service in the home and auto insurance department. She holds a degree in Actuarial Science, which assists her in handling all billing and payment inquiries within the office.

Outside of work, Kaitlyn enjoys seeing live music, and spending time with friends and family.

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

Kevin Cherney

Associate Financial Advisor

Kevin joined the St. Catharines team in 2016. He specializes in home and auto insurance, as well as providing excellent life insurance advice, holding both a general and life insurance licence. Clients trust Kevin to assess their needs and provide insurance products that work best for them.

Kevin is a busy dad, who enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking as a hobby.

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

Marilyn Christie

Associate Financial Advisor

Marilyn joined the Niagara-on-the-Lake team in 2012 and offers exceptional personal service. She lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake and is very proud to be a part of this beautiful community.

Marilyn specializes business and life insurance, as well as providing advice for home and auto insurance. Along with her insurance expertise, Marilyn brings 25 years of successful business experience to her role and has obtained her Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. In her spare time, she loves to travel.

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

Tim Winter

Associate Financial Planner*

Mutual Fund Investment Specialist**

Tim joined the Co-operators team in 2022 to help clients achieve their financial goals and objectives. He brings with him 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, along with the strong belief that deep and lasting relationships are critical to a successful financial journey. Tim combines his passion for creating tailored financial solutions with his knowledge of personal finance to deliver a superior client experience.

Tim has completed numerous accreditations since completing his university honours degree, including the Personal Financial Planning designation and Responsible Investment Specialist accreditation.

He's lived with his family in Niagara for the last 20 years and is passionate about the vibrancy of the community, taking every opportunity to get involved. He loves spending time outdoors with friends and family, and is an active member of the community running club, which continues to be a great place to meet new and interesting people.

Location

Virgil, St Catharines

*Offering insurance products underwritten by Co-operators General Insurance Company and Co-operators Life Insurance Company.

**Offering mutual funds through Co-operators Financial Investment Services.