Find a Commercial Advisor

CapriCMW Risk Advisors have highly specialized knowledge and expertise in local and international risk exposures within your industry. From experience, we know that every company faces unique risks—and requires unique commercial insurance solutions.

Location

Specialty

Advisor

Burnaby
Construction, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Transportation, Commercial Insurance
Arminder Sahota
Arminder Sahota

Arminder Sahota

Client Executive

Burnaby

Contact

T: 778 945 0817

E: asahota@capricmw.ca

Armin brings over 12 years of business development and client service experience to CMW, previously working in the commercial division of a large national insurance company. As a Client Executive, Armin provides custom insurance and risk management solutions to companies spanning various industries including construction, hospitality, transportation and manufacturing. Armin works directly with each client to conduct a thorough risk analysis and design a solution to minimize their property, crime and liability exposures. In addition, he offers specialized expertise on Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions Liability coverage to protect board members and professionals in their course of duties. Outside of his professional life, Armin enjoys traveling and reading.

Burnaby
Construction, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, Real Estate
Chris Waters
Chris Waters

Chris Waters

Client Executive, Partner

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 294 3773

E: cwaters@capricmw.ca

Chris has 35 years experience within the insurance industry, working in both the underwriting and brokerage fields. As one of the founding partners, Chris formed CMW Services Ltd in 1994. Prior to this, Chris worked for an international brokerage as an Account Manager, Vice-President in the Contractor Services Division, handling the insurance, contract bonding and risk management needs of contractor and manufacturer clients. Chris currently handles a diverse practice consisting of contractors, developers and property management companies.

Kamloops
Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, First Nations
Dean Clark
Dean Clark

Dean Clark

Commercial Account Executive

Kamloops

Contact

T: 250 828 5712

E: deanclark@capricmw.ca

Kelowna
Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance
Ev Rea

Ev Rea

Commercial Account Executive

Kelowna

Contact

T: 250 869 3808

E: erea@capricmw.ca

Burnaby
Manufacturing, Retailers & Distributors, Strata, Commercial Insurance, Real Estate
Gordon Li
Gordon Li

Gordon Li

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 0117

E: gli@capricmw.ca

Gordon Li brings 25 years of insurance experience and expertise to his role as Client Executive, Vice President at CapriCMW. He specializes in custom insurance and risk solutions for residential and commercial strata corporations, commercial properties, recreational resorts as well as manufacturing and distribution companies. He is passionate about helping his clients navigate the complex world of insurance. Gordon is a proud, active member of Professional Association of Managing Agents, Building Owners and Managers Association and Condominium Home Owners Association. He also holds the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designations. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys spending time and cooking with his friends and family.

Kamloops
Construction, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Retailers & Distributors, Commercial Insurance
Harj Parmar
Harj Parmar

Harj Parmar

Commercial Account Executive

Kamloops

Contact

T: 250 828 5721

E: hparmar@capricmw.ca

Kelowna
Foundry & Metal, Manufacturing, Transportation, Commercial Insurance
Mark Goldstone
Mark Goldstone

Mark Goldstone

Commercial Account Executive

Kelowna

Contact

T: 250 869 3824

E: mgoldstone@capricmw.ca

Burnaby
Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Commercial Insurance, Public Entity
Mark Lee
Mark Lee

Mark Lee

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 4999

E: mlee@capricmw.ca

Mark began his career in 1994 with an international insurance brokerage in Alberta prior to returning home to Vancouver in 2001. With extensive experience developing and structuring of large, complex insurance and risk management programs in the manufacturing, construction, municipal and transportation sector he has extensive knowledge in all lines of commercial exposures and coverages. Mark's skills include providing clients with solutions beyond conventional insurance and making positive impacts on his client’s employees, customers and profits. Mark is a past Director with both the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and the Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada and the Global Insurance & Risk Management Institute. He is an avid hockey & baseball player and spends his free time coaching these sports throughout the year.

Burnaby
Construction, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, Real Estate
Peter Casey
Peter Casey

Peter Casey

Co-Chairman

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 294 3776

E: pcasey@capricmw.ca

As a founding partner and Co-Chairman of CapriCMW, Peter Casey brings over 40 years of insurance experience and expertise to his role. Beginning in the mailroom of an international insurance brokerage, Peter built his illustrious career from the ground up. Currently, Peter provides custom insurance and risk solutions for his long-term clientele in property development, construction and manufacturing and specializes in complex liability risks. He also holds a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Outside of his professional life, he has a keen interest in ice hockey, golf and tennis.

Burnaby
Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, Real Estate
Richard Folkins
Richard Folkins

Richard Folkins

Director of Business Development, Partner

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 4993

E: rfolkins@capricmw.ca

Richard Folkins brings over 25 years of insurance experience and expertise to his role as Client Executive and Director of Business Development at CapriCMW. In this role, Richard specializes in providing custom insurance and risk solutions to the real estate, manufacturing and food processing industries. He is a proud, active member of the Global Broker Network, Howden One, Trust Risk Control and the Canada Korea Business Association. He also holds his CIP, AIIC, CAIB designations as well as a MBA from McGill University. Outside of his professional life, he volunteers with the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers.

Burnaby
Construction, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, Marine, Real Estate
Rob McFarlane
Rob McFarlane

Rob McFarlane

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 4957

E: rmcfarlane@capricmw.ca

Rob McFarlane brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management experience to his role as Client Executive, Vice President at CapriCMW. He provides custom insurance and risk solutions to a diverse clientele. Rob specializes in firms whose risk profile and/or corporate culture require attention to detail in an efficient and well-executed insurance and risk management plan. He is passionate about connecting with people and is highly involved in his professional and local communities. He serves on the BC Advisory Board of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Chair of the Langley Board of Education and Chair of the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver Seniors Housing. Rob also holds his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and  Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designations  as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.  Outside of his professional life, he enjoys spending time on the water and building 'stuff'.

Burnaby
Construction, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance
Rob Shearar
Rob Shearar

Rob Shearar

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 294 3003

E: rshearar@capricmw.ca

Robert began his insurance career with CapriCMW in 2003 as an Associate Account Manager. Since then, Robert has held positions as a Commercial Marketer and Account Manager, specializing in complex manufacturing, construction, wholesale/distribution and commercial properties. His extensive expertise on the issues faced by these industries has proven to be a significant asset to his clientele in his current role as Client Executive, Vice President. He is actively involved as a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association. Outside of his professional life, Robert is an avid football and hockey player as well as a strong advocate for health and fitness. He is a certified CrossFit coach and strives to help others achieve healthy lifestyles. Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation.

Burnaby
Food & Beverage, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance, Surety
Shaheen Esmail
Shaheen Esmail

Shaheen Esmail

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 4972

E: sesmail@capricmw.ca

Shaheen Esmail brings over 25 years of insurance experience to her role as Client Executive, Vice President at CapriCMW. She provides custom insurance and risk solutions to a diverse clientele in manufacturing, food and beverage, real estate, hospitality, assisted living, self storage, warehousing/freight forwarding, retail/distribution, residential and commercial strata and jewellers. She is passionate about serving her clients with the integrity, creativity and resourcefulness they expect. Shaheen is an active volunteer and participant in community organizations and charitable initiatives including the Canadian Cancer Society, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Aga Khan Museum, World Partnership and Ismaili Walks. Fun fact – Shaheen is an identical twin, born in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Kigali, Rwanda and Brussels, Belgium prior to making Vancouver her home in 1975.

Burnaby
Manufacturing, Commercial Insurance
Stewart Shearar
Stewart Shearar

Stewart Shearar

Client Executive, Partner

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 4991

E: sshearar@capricmw.ca

Stewart has been a partner at CMW since 2005. His role is to provide risk consulting advice and manage his clients insurance programs. Through his extensive experience managing risk and insurance programs for manufacturers and exporters, Stewart has developed a clear understanding of the issues and problems inherent in this area of business. Stewart joined CMW in 1998 and has been in the insurance industry for 33 years. Stewart was raised in Pretoria, South Africa and emigrated to Canada in 1978 when he started his insurance career. He has his AIIC and CIP insurance designations. He is an avid family man, ocean kayaker and loves to work out.

Burnaby
Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Retailers & Distributors, Commercial Insurance, Real Estate
Tracy Hayes
Tracy Hayes

Tracy Hayes

Client Executive, Vice President

Burnaby

Contact

T: 604 484 0210

E: thayes@capricmw.ca

Tracey Hayes brings 25 years of insurance experience and expertise to his role as Client Executive, Vice President at CapriCMW. He provides custom insurance and risk solutions to his clientele in manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, hospitality and commercial real estate. He is passionate about developing long-term client relationships with a diverse group of business leaders. Tracy is a proud, active member of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the Canada Korea Business Association. He also holds his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation. Outside of his professional life, Tracy volunteers for a local grassroots charity that supports underprivileged children and enjoys boating and exploring the West Coast of BC.