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James Madon

President & CEO, Fort Financial Group
Biography: 

1990                            

Joined Fejervary Insurance as a trainee in personal and commercial lines.

1990 – 1991                 

Passed the Associate Insurance Brokers exams for commercial and residential insurance, taken at McGill University.

Serviced clients in both areas, focusing mainly on commercial clients. Manufacturing, real estate and mercantile policies.  Handled the policies from new business to servicing, claims management, collections, and rounding out accounts with full service for their personal as well as commercial needs.

Dealt with our Banks and liaised with the insurance companies for strategic development.

1992 – 1998                 

President of Madon Fejervary Insurance, focusing on major commercial accounts as well as the personal lines for clients and their employees, dealt with seven (7) personal lines insurers and many commercial insurers. As the business started to grow I became involved in HR issues, financing issues with our financing companies all the time still maintaining a significant portfolio of clients. Continuing to look at all aspects of full service.  I also became involved in training our in-house staff in insurance matters.

1998 – Present             

President of Fort Financial Group, handling major commercial accounts.

1994 – 1995                 

President of the Quebec Insurance Brokers Assoc. (ACAPQ) Concordia Sector, won the Rettalack Trophy for being the most successful in Quebec. Ran the committees, upgraded the skills of our fellow brokers, organized speakers, and technical courses for the members.

1996 –1997                  

Board member of the ACAPQ, sat on committees on planning and issues ranging from discipline to long-term strategies, involving government and brokers.

1998 – Present             

President of Fort Financial Group, same as above, also strategic development of brokerage added on an Employee Benefits Division and a Financial Services Division

2000 – 2002                 

Took courses and passed all the exams for the Chartered Insurance Brokers license many technical courses, Law, Insurance Code, HR, Risk Management

2000 – Present             

Continually upgrading with courses as required by Autorité des Marchés Financiers to ensure we do 30 hours of training per 24-month period.

2002                            

Wharton Business School, Executive Leadership Development Program. Strategies in running a business, slanted towards the insurance industry, 5 day course. Marketing plans, business development trends and analysis.

2003                            

Wharton Business School, Executive Negotiation and Planning Program. Development of tactical and negotiation strategies.

2005                            

Registered Insurance Broker of Ontario courses, RIBO designation

2006                            

Canadian Risk Management (CRM) at McGill University

I am constantly involved in new business development, servicing current accounts with technical advice as well as being the strategic leader of an office of over 70 people with a solid track record of growth and profitability.

Director of various sports clubs and other non profit making organizations.

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