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MARCEL MOLDOVAN

PRINCIPAL BROKER, LEVITT INSURANCE BROKERS

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n 1999 I packed a bag and bought a one-way ticket from Romania to Toronto. Insurance is
my third career. I had started in IT in Management Consulting and then the dot com bubble
burst. Then I joined Bell Canada and worked in business planning and acquisitions. I became
interested in mergers and acquisitions. I wanted to buy companies and integrate them so I
went back to school and did my MBA in Finance. Just as I was finishing, the financial crisis
started, so I changed course again and joined Intact in Broker Financing.

At the time, one of the executives who hired me mentioned that most Principal Brokers were over
55, leaving huge opportunities in the distribution channel. That stuck with me over the years.
At Intact, I ended up working closely with brokers, in particular with Principals and Operations
Managers. I always took an interest in the operations side of things and tried to help out as much
as I could. Someone suggested that I'd make a great broker, explaining the competitive advantage
of a Business and Finance background, as well as my language skills - I'm fortunate to be able
to speak French, English, Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese. I started asking what I could do
to become a successful Principal. The Principals I asked all said I'd done enough schooling and
enough work on the insurance company side and now it was just a matter of getting my license and
getting to work as a broker.
Having never sold insurance in my life, I got my license and joined Levitt Insurance Brokers.
three years working in business development and being part of the management team, I
bought into the business and became the Principal Broker.
At Levitt we focus on creating a great place to work. We want to create a
brokerage that new and experienced brokers want to work for, that attracts
top talent and offers a rewarding career.
It's been almost four years I've been with the organization and I've enjoyed
every minute of it. The highlight was last year when we were awarded
Insurance Business Canada's Brokerage of the Year.
My initial impression of Canada was that it was the kind of country
that embraces everyone and gives everyone an opportunity-it's just
a matter of wanting it. I had to change my career three times. The
most important thing is that the opportunities are there for the ones
that want to take them. In the end I was given that opportunity and
I'm grateful for it. Hard work is really rewarded in this country. I love
everything about it.

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