[Newsletter] - APEXA October 2018

Nov 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Mariah Clarkin

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"Picture this. You are on a stage in front of a live audience with blinding spotlights in your eyes.  You wait nervously until the digital clock at your feet starts to count down. That’s your queue to launch into your most compelling and engaging 5-minute pitch about how your company has advanced the industry through technology and innovation. The sound of a loud buzzer marks the end before you turn to a panel of judges who are armed and eager to pepper you with questions.  That’s the real deal experience of a pitch competition and a proud day for APEXA as we turned up as finalists in the ACORD Insurtech Innovation Challenge in New Orleans." (continue reading…)

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Tonya Blackmore
CEO, APEXA

... This was my first pitch competition and although I wouldn’t describe it as “fun”, it was definitely rewarding and, if given the opportunity, I would do it again. 

After revising my pitch countless times and what felt like 50 practice rehearsals in front of family, friends, and my bathroom mirror, I felt ready. Nervous, but ready. On the day of the real deal, when that clock started to count down and I launched into the APEXA story, I started to have these internal moments of “oh ya!” during my pitch. 

Tonya at ACORDWe are advancing an industry “oh ya!”. We are cutting out processes and redundant work to speed up advisor contracting “oh ya!”. We are digitally connecting the industry to end the need for manual updates between companies “oh ya!”. I could hear the cheers in my head and it was a wonderful reminder of the impact and value that APEXA brings to the industry. All thanks to the vision, leadership and support of the companies who have been by our side and paving the way: Sun Life Financial, Inc., Manulife Financial Corporation, Canada Life Financial Corporation, Industrial Alliance Financial Group, Empire Life Insurance Company, HUB Financial, PPI Solutions, IDC Worldsource Insurance Network Inc., Financial Horizons Group. To all of you…a BIG OH YA!

APEXA on the Road!

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For the last few months the APEXA team has travelled far and wide to visit clients, meet prospects, conduct training, and attend industry events. And this month was no different!

Dylan Friedmann, APEXA’s VP, Client and Partner Experience and Line Robillard, APEXA’s Sales and Account Executive for Quebec and Eastern Canada and myself, each attended various HUB Days across the country in Montreal, Toronto, London, Calgary, and Vancouver. The events gave us the chance to chat with Advisors and listen to compelling speakers. While on the west coast, Dylan also met with some of our MGA clients and prospects.

Megan Lussier, Client Implementation Lead, met with clients preparing to go live on the system. Line and Dylan also met with MGAs and Carriers in Quebec City and Montreal who are getting ready to join #APEXANation!

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Mariah Clarkin

Written by Mariah Clarkin

Mariah is the Sales and Communications Specialist at APEXA. In her role, Mariah is responsible for developing insightful content, including blog posts, videos, and articles to help grow the APEXA brand and increase awareness of industry-related topics. // Mariah Clarkin est spécialiste de la commercialisation et des communications chez APEXA. À ce titre, elle a la responsabilité d’élaborer du contenu pertinent, notamment des billets de blogue, des vidéos et des articles pour faire connaître la marque APEXA et accroître la sensibilisation à des sujets d’intérêts pour le secteur d’activité.

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