Your Team


Brooke Hunter

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  • Coach
  • Decision maker
  • Talent assessor & engineer
  • Persevering perfectionist
  • Unashamed workaholic

Brooke Hunter founded HUNTERS International Insurance in 2005 because, clearly, there is room for intense attention to risks facing today’s business and community leaders. The Hunter family has been protecting Canadian organizations and their leaders since 1885.

Brooke grew up in Toronto speaking the language of risk and insurance since working summers in the mailroom of Hunter, Rowell Insurance – which she likes to imagine, was not that long ago.

She had the opportunity to build sophisticated risk management and insurance experience working in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Sydney and for the last fourteen years Toronto. Connecting her technical expertise to relationship and business building – before HUNTERS she ran a significant Toronto based insurance brokerage.

Brooke has personal hands-on experience at the boardroom table resolving claims crises and distressed Insurance situations. Her personal experience also extends to being a very tough insurance Client – a view she takes regularly to best serve HUNTERS’ Clients.

With enthusiasm, Brooke has given talks for the likes of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, BNN, the Property Casualty Underwriters Society, Women Entrepreneurs of Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. Brooke was an insurance and risk management contributor to the book Joint Ventures, Legal and Business Perspectives by Reiter/Shishler and The E-Policy Handbook by Nancy Flynn.

Active on multiple community boards, Brooke has served on the boards of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, St Clement’s School and two private clubs. She currently sits on the board of the Toronto Insurance Conference and The Canadian Mothercraft Society. Brooke is a supporter of the charity Trails Youth Initiatives and is one of the “Women Moving Women”, a national movement created by the Canadian Women’s Foundation to change the face of poverty in Canada.

Brooke’s daughters Ailish Gaynor (6) and Aubrey Gaynor (23 respectively attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and Mothercraft Robertson House.

Brooke’s outlet as a consequence of pursuing Art History in University – is collecting more mid 20th century Canadian Art than she has space.

416.323.8201
brooke.hunter@hunterscorners.com


Bryan Montgomery

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Bryan manages our Equine Practice offering every type of insurance available:

  • Farm Insurance.
  • Care Custody & Control Insurance.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Fertility Insurance.
  • Foal Insurance.

With his 25 years of expert and quality service he is able to insure worldwide for many trainers and owners.

Bryan is particularly well known and respected internationally for his standard-bred expertise.

“FROM START TO FINISH WE WILL INSURE ANY OF YOUR CHAMPIONS”

bryan.montgomery@hunterscorners.com


Cindy Dawson

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  • Tenacious Client Advocate
  • Hurdle buster
  • Trust Builder
  • Seasoned negotiator
  • True Team Player

Cindy is a Client Manager in our Commercial Practice working with a range of industries.  HUNTERS particularly leverages her expertise in the areas of Financial Institutions and Media/Technology companies. Cindy joined us in 2010 bringing with her over 20 years of Client service along with technical and risk management experience.

Beyond a six year stint in the Financial Institutions practice in a global broker, Cindy has worked in the insurance industry on a wide variety of accounts including retail, wholesale, manufacturing and environmental for local, national and worldwide operations.

Cindy lives in Brampton and enjoys cottaging in Haliburton. If pressed, she’ll admit she’s a very decent ballroom dancer and hot yoga fan.

416.323.8209
cindy.dawson@hunterscorners.com


Diane Darvas

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Erica Hiba

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Hema Sirithar

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We want you to receive a truly individual solution, taking the complete picture of your lifestyle and possessions into account.


  • Experienced Adviser
  • Honest Team-mate
  • Meticulous Organizer
  • Compassionate Listener
  • Determined Broker

Ian Whitlock

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Jennifer Sterzai

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We want you to receive a truly individual solution, taking the complete picture of your lifestyle and possessions into account.


  • Practical Advisor
  • Deft negotiator
  • Rapport Builder
  • Teacher
  • Reliable Executor

Jennifer manages our Commercial Insurance Practice and offers high level counsel to help our Clients assess and manage hazard risk.

Jennifer has spent the last thirty years guiding Clients through significant swings in the insurance market. Before joining HUNTERS, Jennifer was a senior executive at a global insurance brokerage with Clients across a broad industry base. Many of Jen’s Clients have some form of global risk component she addresses.

Her organizational skills have been honed not only through years of risk and insurance management – but also through raising two wonderful and active daughters!

416.323.8210
jennifer.sterzai@hunterscorners.com


Mark de Montigny

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  • Relationship nurturer
  • Constructive advisor
  • Calm crisis resolver
  • Idea architect and executor
  • Credible leader

At HUNTERS, Marc de Montigny drives our Private Client Practice providing enhanced Property Casualty Insurance Brokerage to business and community leaders.

Marc grew up in the insurance business.

His father built an insurance brokerage in Northern Ontario from scratch. Marc may have started as the coffee fetcher but – by earning the respect of Clients and his colleagues – he ultimately ran both locations.

New challenges brought Marc to Toronto where he initially specialized in insurance related technology and process consulting.

Eventually Marc managed a significant commercial business unit within a large GTA insurance brokerage. In addition to running the practice, he personally managed the risk and insurance for the VIP Clients.

Marc has hands-on experience managing important Clients and he’s been by their side when the worst happens.

Having studied Sports Administration at the University of Ottawa, he teaches the fundamentals of curling and running in his spare time. Marc himself is an avid curler and golfer.

Marc lives in North Toronto.

416.323.8202
marc.demontigny@hunterscorners.com


Paul McFarlane

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  • Thorough Client Advocate
  • Experienced crisis diffuser
  • Risk identifier
  • Expressive communicator
  • Well-intentioned counsellor

Paul has been advising Clients in the Toronto area as to risk and insurance for over 30 years since he graduated from Bishops with a BBA in Business Administration.

As a former brokerage principal he truly has a deep understanding of the insurance transaction. His experience managing large group insurance programs for a global broker brings us additional perspective and bench strength as well.

Paul spent ten years as a Governor of the Physiotherapy Foundation Of Canada and is the Past President of the North Hatley Club.

On that note, when not in front of Clients, Paul can be found in North Hatley enjoying the company of long time friends and family including his young grand-daughter whom he adores to bits!

paul.mcfarlane@hunterscorners.com


Scott Hunter

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  • Critical thinker
  • Constant knowledge acquirer
  • Agile analyzer
  • Imaginative explorer
  • Modest Student of Life

Scott is a Sales Associate at HUNTERS and also guides our sales planning and information management.

Scott grew up in Toronto playing hockey like many other Canadian boys. A potential career in this field eluded him.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts at The University of Western Ontario, he followed up with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto. Scott became a Chartered Accountant, starting his career with Ernst & Young Toronto for three years.

In Prague, Scott worked with Ernst & Young’s Audit Practice for three years. Then through his firm Hunter Lovec, he consulted to Czech companies through the business life cycle – from startup to growth to final exit. He also prepared corporate reporting requirements.

Back in Toronto now, Scott does not fit the accountant stereotype and much prefers entrepreneurial relationships.

A big fan of his son Lukas, Scott is constantly amazed at his intelligence-level which he openly attributes to Lukas’ mother, Veronika.

416.323.8208
scott.hunter@hunterscorners.com


Shauna Weston

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Vickie McDermott

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  • Experienced Adviser
  • Honest Team-mate
  • Meticulous Organizer
  • Compassionate Listener
  • Determined Broker

Vickie is an Account Manager in our Private Client Practice.

It really is hard to believe that she has been handling the insurance needs of Toronto families for over 30 years!

Having worked with the Hunter family for most of those years – Vickie understands that fundamentally it’s about being there for our Clients when they need us and helping them when they have a problem.

Vickie lives with her husband in Ajax and has two grown sons. (Her sense of calm in the face of chaos has been perfected through managing them into adulthood!)

416.323.8215
vickie.mcdermott@hunterscorners.com




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