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A Wealth of


Meet Our Management Team

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Ed Sikorski CIP

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Ed brings corporate executive management skills to the Magna Group.  Before starting Magna, Ed spent his career in the general insurance industry, most notably as Corporate Vice President of Distribution, Marketing and Communication at RSA Canada and President of the Noraxis Capital Corporation.  More recently, Ed was President and CEO of Renfrew Insurance in Calgary, Alberta.

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Chris Sikorski CRM

Managing Partner

Chris brings over 21 years experience to the firm.  He began his career with Renfrew Insurance in 2002 and quickly rose through the ranks to the role of Senior Vice President & Partner. Chris recently ranked 4th in Canada in the Elite Broker Rankings (2017), was recognized by Canadian Insurance magazine in their Top 10 Under 40 issue (September 2017) and was a finalist in the Insurance Business Awards for Broker of the Year.

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Brian Jardine CRM, CIP

Senior Vice President

Brian has over 19 years experience with both an insurance company and insurance brokerage. Brian began his career as an underwriter, with one of the largest insurance companies in Canada.  After six years, he joined Renfrew Insurance where he rose to the role of Senior 

Vice President & Partner. Brian was ranked 33rd in Canada in the Elite Broker Ranking in 2017.

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Jim Royer CPA, B.Sc.

Chief Financial Officer

Jim is our numbers guy.  He joins Magna after working many years in  Financial Management within both the Life and General Insurance industries.  Jim, a CPA, is also a graduate of the Harvard Management Development Program.

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Caterina Bellusci BComm, CIP

Director of Marketing, Team Lead

Caterina joined the Magna team in October 2018 as Director of Marketing.  Caterina has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance with Distinction through the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. She possesses excellent people skills and technical expertise which, not only have facilitated excellent working relationships with Magna’s insurance suppliers,

but also supports her dedication to achieving optimal insurance programs for our clients.

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Alanna Hall CIP, CRM

Senior Vice President

Alanna is a seasoned broker who has a great relationship with our insurance markets.  Along with her experience in the general insurance industry, Alanna was Chief Operating Officer for nineteen years at one of Alberta’s largest insurance brokerages. 

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Keegan Wilmott MBA, BComm, CAIB

Senior Vice President

Maureen Sikorski BA, FCIP, CRM

Chief Operating Officer

Denise Higginson

Senior Vice President | Benefits

Keegan brings over 10 years of insurance industry experience to his role.  He earned his MBA in 2009 and has steadily worked his way through different insurance industry roles and into his current position as Senior Vice President.  Keegan has significant experience working with construction, contracting, and manufacturing firms and is most at home finding solutions for clients in these industries. 

Maureen comes to Magna after having worked in claims management in the General Insurance industry and for the Law Society of Alberta overseeing Errors & Omissions claims.  More recently, she was Vice President, Insurance for Alberta Health Services.  As well as acting as Chief Operating Officer, Maureen will oversee Magna’s Claims Management Program; something she is passionate about.  

Denise has worked in the Benefits field for over thirty years, most recently at a multinational consulting firm. Denise’s client base has ranged from small family businesses to national Mergers & Acquisition plan projects. She has experience developing flexible plan designs, alternative funding methods and Wellness strategies. Denise’s strength lies in recognizing her client’s needs and working in a collaborative way to facilitate results.

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Tanya McKechnie BBA, GBA

Senior Vice President | Benefits

Tanya has over twenty years of experience in Group Benefits and Human Resources, including Life Insurance and Living Benefits. Tanya has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. She also holds a Group Benefits Associate designation from The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Tanya prides herself on providing exceptional customer service to her clients and facilitating the seamless integration of their benefit plans. Tanya is fully bilingual in both English and French.

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