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 40-year financial services career that includes 20 years in group benefits at a major insurer, [...]

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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, CGA, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Lorna Stewart, CFP®

Retirement & Investment Consultant

Lorna’s 30-year financial services career boasts a diverse background including mutual funds, pensions and group benefits. Her broad professional history includes training advisors in mutual funds, group benefit administration training for staff, plan member counseling, document translation, and plan member communications. She is a Certified Financial Planner®, has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and is [...]

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Mary Allbutt

Account Manager

With more than 20 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

Administrative Coordinator

Michelle’s diverse background gives her exceptional insight into the group retirement business.  Her 17-year history in financial services includes roles at a large Canadian investment and wealth management firm where she conducted issues investigation, dispute resolution, customer service, staff training and plan member education. This background gives her a solid knowledge base in stocks, bonds, [...]

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Shannon Vanden Heuvel

Office Administrator

Shannon is our Manager of First Impressions. Whether you call or visit our office, she will greet you with a warm smile. She is dedicated to providing optimal customer service and greets all of our clients, plan members or visitors with knowledgeable and friendly service. Since joining Reuter she has been instrumental in helping the [...]

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