Founded in 2011 by Carlo Ravenna and Vince Camarda, Group Force Benefits Inc. is a Group Benefits Managing General Agent (MGA). With over 20 years of experience, we are a strategic back office support service for advisors in all areas of group benefits.
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Carlo Ravenna, GBA Managing Partner
With over 15 years of insurance industry knowledge, Carlo Ravenna exhibits a wealth of product knowledge and creative solutions in Group benefits. With this expertise, he acts as the liaison between the advisor, carriers, and when requested, clients as well. Carlo's phenomenal entrepreneurial attitude has driven the growth of Group Force Benefits Inc. to the size it is today, and the exponential growth continues.
Together with his team at Group Force Benefits Inc., he assists advisors of every caliber with new business, marketing, presentations, installations, and renewal negotiations. When necessary, he will also become involved with administration and ongoing problem solving. Previous to opening the doors for Group Force Benefits Inc., Carlo worked at Desjardins Financial as well as RBC Insurance, and lastly at Sunlife Financial as a successful Account Executive.
Vince Camarda, GBA Managing Partner
With over 19 years of insurance industry knowledge, Vince Camarda exhibits in depth product knowledge and distinguished experience and understanding of Group benefits. With this proficiency, he also acts as liaison between the advisor, carriers, and when requested, clients as well. Together with Carlo, Vince has significantly contributed to the outstanding lengths Group Force Benefits Inc. has moved since they first opened their doors in September 2011.
Together with the rest of the Group Force Benefits Inc. team, he also assists advisors with new business, marketing, presentations, installations, and renewal negotiations. When necessary, he will also become involved with administration and ongoing problem solving. Previous to opening the doors for Group Force Benefits Inc. Vince started at SunLife Financial in the underwriting department starting in 1996 and working his way up to becoming a Senior underwriter, In 2003 he made the move to the Account Executive role. Both Carlo and Vince have built themselves outstanding reputation's amongst many brokers and advisors in the GTA. These relationships are the foundation of the now Group Force Benefits Inc.
Michel de Paiva, B.A. Managing Partner
Michel began his career in the group insurance industry in July of 1997. He currently holds the position of Vice-President, Eastern Region at Group Force Benefits Inc. He was first introduced to group insurance at Sun Life, after obtaining his Bachelor's degree from Concordia University. Michel has held various positions in the group benefits sector at Sun Life, including a sales role as an Account Executive.
His vast and diversified experience in group benefits allows him to better understand advisors' needs and to design a solution for each individual broker. In June 2013, Michel opened the Montreal office as managing partner with the same dedicated vision and mission as Carlo and Vince. In other words, to provide a Strategic Administrative Solution for advisors to allow them the flexibility to grow their business.