Connolly Group is a Life & Health Insurance brokerage run by father-and-son duo Steve and Shayne Connolly since 1998. They focus on business and professional group insurance, estate planning, and work closely with client legal and accounting advisors.
Following a 21-year career as a teacher, Steve chose a second career as Sun Life Insurance Advisor in 1983. Steve is the first advisor on PEI to receive the Certified Senior Advisor designation – newly Certified Professional Consultant on Aging. “In 2010, I was inducted into the Sun Life Hall of Fame, a significant recognition and the highest accomplishment in our industry,” says Steve.
Shayne has been a licensed advisor since 1996. He is a Certified Health Insurance Specialist, with a focus on Employee Benefit consulting as well as Individual and Corporate Life Insurance and Estate Planning.
- Group Benefits Advisor
- Individual Benefits Advisor
- HR Manager
- Client Relationship Manager
They work out of their Charlottetown office and provide advice to individuals and groups in seven provinces in Canada. “We often meet with clients at their homes. The services can be pretty mobile, because our products are accessible by computer,” says Associate Advisor Tim Gairns.
“Insurance brokers are using less paper. However, privacy issues in our industry mean not everything is online. This job is more about talking with people and making meaningful connections with them.”
Tim joined Connolly Group in January 2012. He graduated from UPEI in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Before joining the company, he worked on the administration side of the financial world with a global financial firm.
“After five or six years, I was looking for a change. I talked to Shayne and he helped me learn more about the insurance industry. As I did my research, I found insurance is the hidden gem of the financial world.”
Growth in the industry
“As our revenues grow, there may be a need for more Advisors. Across the industry, I see growth in other insurance areas. We would like to encourage more young people to see insurance as a career.”
For more information, call 902-892-5433 or e-mail [email protected].