Our Team

We know our clients and the people we serve aren’t just facts and figures. And we also know you want to be treated as a person, and not a file number. That’s why we’ll take the time to get to know you—you, the person, not just you, the client.

And since all good relationships are two-way streets, we think you want to know that the person you work with is more than a voice on the phone or a name at the bottom of an email. This is why we’re happy to introduce you to our team, so you can get to know us a bit better.


Rick Skehan


As President of Reuter Benefits, Rick is the driving force behind our success. Rick is deeply vested in ensuring we deliver top-tier solutions and service, and is hands-on with most of our group clients. His perspective is shaped by a more than 40-year financial services career that includes 20 years in group benefits at a [...]

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Drew Pritchard

Senior Vice-President

Drew joined the Reuter Benefits team in 2009 as the Principal of our Toronto Group Retirement Office. Drew enjoyed a very successful career with Manulife Financial since 1982, working with clients in all areas of the Group Retirement sales and service. He has actively worked with subsidiaries of US based clients looking to co-ordinate Canadian [...]

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David Schock, CPA, CFP®

Senior Consultant

David joined Reuter Benefits in 2011 with nearly two decades of experience.  After earning his Economics degree at the University of Western Ontario, David’s career began with a major Canadian insurer, focusing on programs for large, national clients.  He continued his career as partner in a benefits consultancy where he honed his expertise in retirement [...]

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Rob Olivella

Senior Consultant – Western Canada

Specialty: Group Benefits and Group Retirement Rob has been in the financial services industry since 1992. After studying business at York University, he went into sales for one of the big three life insurance companies. Rob now specializes primarily in group benefits and group retirement savings plans. He also specializes in providing tax effective insurance [...]

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Kim Laughlin

Vice-President - Group Benefits

A seasoned veteran in the group benefits industry, Kim’s career began in 1990 as a large case life and health underwriter with a major Canadian insurer. With a background in accounting, she joined Reuter Benefits in 1998 where she’s worked with medium and large organizations, their plan administrators and plan members across the country.  As Vice [...]

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Andrea Hobson

Vice-President - Group Retirement

As Vice President of Group Retirement, Andrea oversees our retirement operations and assists clients with their plan needs, ranging from onboarding clients to assisting with plan member education materials to annual plan reviews and pension committee meetings.  Fully bilingual with a Communications and Marketing degree from the University of Windsor, her financial services career began [...]

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Cindy Howitt

Account Executive - Group Benefits

Cindy gives her clients the expertise and wisdom she’s gained over 20 years in the group benefits industry.  Prior to joining us in 2000, she laid a solid foundation of client service, underwriting and consulting skills at two of Canada’s leading insurers.  As our group benefits specialist, she combines her experience with a degree in [...]

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Vesna Amato

Account Executive - Group Benefits

A graduate of York University in Business Administration and Commerce, Vesna’s insurance career began in 1988 in group benefits underwriting at a major Canadian insurer. There she developed her expertise, specializing in large case management and implementation, while regularly reviewing and improving plan designs. Vesna joined Reuter Benefits in 2003 as a Senior Benefits Consultant, [...]

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Heather Bezruki

Account Executive - Group Retirement

Heather brings more than 25 years’ experience in Canadian financial services industry.  Her background at a major Canadian carrier covers both the insurance and retirement fields, where she excelled in plan documentation.  She pairs this experience with her commitment to service, to provide excellent retirement benefits support to our clients and plan members.  Heather joined [...]

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Amber Gyde

Group Plan Investment Consultant

Amber is a retirement and investment specialist, holding her Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and LLQP designations. She is passionate about helping plan members achieve their financial goals and wellness through effective strategies for themselves and their families. Her attention to detail, listening skills and empathy are valued by clients. She is supported by the Reuter [...]

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Justin Spindler

Group Retirement Investment Consultant

Justin joined Reuter Benefits in December 2021, bringing with him 4 years of experience as a financial advisor. He is Mutual Fund licensed, as well as IFIC-licensed for life, accident and sickness, disability, and critical illness. Justin is also currently pursuing his CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) designation, and is a member of Advocis (The Financial [...]

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Peri Moyer

Group Retirement Account Manager

Peri joined Reuter Benefits in 2011, with a solid background in Group Retirement Services at a major carrier. Her industry experience is complemented by more than a decade as an adult educator: she is an experienced trainer and outstanding communicator. Peri is accomplished at delivering complex material in an approachable, engaging manner. Her interpersonal skills [...]

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Mary Allbutt

Group Retirement Account Manager

With more than 25 years’ experience, Mary brings a solid background in the pension industry. A graduate of both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, her retirement benefits career has included documentation, accounting control and audits with a leading Canadian insurer. At Reuter Benefits she supports retirement benefits clients in a number of [...]

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Michelle Gray

Group Retirement Account Manager

Michelle draws on a 21-year history in financial services that includes roles at a large Canadian investment firm and pension consulting firm, giving her exceptional insight into the group retirement business. Michelle’s roles include conducting dispute investigations/resolutions, staff training, plan member education and customer service. This background gives her a solid knowledge base in stocks, bonds, [...]

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Shannon Vanden Heuvel

Group Retirement Coordinator

Shannon is a graduate of Conestoga College, in both Human Resource Management and the Benefits Specialist program.  She joined Reuter Benefits in 2014 and became a key part of our Pension team, with her background in both group benefits and group retirement. Shannon is dedicated to providing an optimal customer service experience to all our clients [...]

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Nicole Malko

Group Retirement Administrator

Nicole is our Group Retirement Administrator and Manager of First Impressions. She has more than 5 years of experience in the insurance industry as an administrative assistant, prioritizing customer service. Since joining Reuter Benefits in 2019, Nicole has been instrumental in helping the team provide clients with personalized, outstanding service — and in keeping the office organized.

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