That time of year has arrived again for parents and non-parents alike; back to school season. The warm summer months have come to a close, conference season begins to ramp up again, and pumpkin spiced... well, everything is the norm for the office coffee runs. And though many (yourself included - hopefully) profit from the dip in activity during the summer months, myself and the APEXA team have had our hands full with plenty to keep us occupied. With only three months left until #APEXAGoLive, I'm happy to share some of August and September's many exciting updates and accomplishments with you here:
I hope that you've been enjoying the warm weather that June and July have brought us. Today I have some of APEXA’s exciting updates from the past two summer months and with only 147 days to Go Live, the APEXA implementation is quickly shifting from the planning to execution phase – and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the growing momentum that this has brought. The support from our partners is so appreciated and really speaks to the collaborative nature of APEXA. Have a look at some of the milestones we’ve achieved to date this summer.
Toronto based APEXA Corp., appoints Tonya Blackmore as CEO to lead organization, set to release compliance solution in January, 2016.
Toronto, ON, June 5, 2015 – APEXA Corp., the Canadian life insurance advisor screening, contracting, and compliance service announced today that Tonya Blackmore, former Vice President, IT and Operations of Pacific Life Reinsurance, will head APEXA Corp. as CEO. Blackmore will focus on setting a long term strategy beyond initial implementation, continue to grow APEXA’s service, and ensure the service continues to add to the industry as it continues to evolve.
The month of May was filled with exciting times for the APEXA Team. We welcomed a new CEO, we got a glimpse into the prototyping of the APEXA portal for advisors, MGAs and Carriers and we networked, a lot! The month of May brought with it new beginnings and an increase in momentum as we continue to build and prepare for a January 1 Go-Live date.
The APEXA team has been on the move this past month! With meetings across Canada - Vancouver to Regina to Toronto to Quebec City - we were pleased to meet with many new advisors, MGAs, carriers and regulators on the many updates and things to come this year as APEXA continues to grow. To keep a closer eye on where our team will be, checkout the calendar we’ve added to the APEXA site, providing conference and meeting information right at your fingertips! Here’s a quick overview of some of the exciting updates from April:
You may have heard the recent news which was announced publicly on April 1st 2015, about my becoming APEXA's interim CEO. This is in fact not an April Fool's prank, I can tell you first hand, that many were surprised. The first quarter of 2015 brought with it new partners, and thus new projects, ones we couldn't be happier to start. With this exciting uptake came the logical decision to step in and dedicate my time solely to building APEXA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this next phase of APEXA and to be bringing you these updates as the company continues to flourish!
Here at APEXA, there are many accomplishments from the previous year of which we are proud of and we know there are many more exciting moments to come. Therefore, as we kick off this new year, I’d like to share with you that APEXA, as we know it has seen consistent, continued growth and is moving to a next phase with all our partners. It is no longer in the “project” phase. It is larger than a project, it is its own entity which is rapidly coming to life and I am very proud to see that happen. In addition to bringing together insurers, MGAs and brokers with a common goal, APEXA is standardizing communication and working with thought leaders and experts in the industry.
With that, let me share with you, some significant milestones from the last month:
The 11th month of the year has now come to a close, and it has proven to be bittersweet. November brought with it the bitter cold of an early winter but also delivered the sweet support of existing partners and new alliances for the APEXA project’s future growth. I’ve expressed our gratitude many times in the past, but at a pivotal moment for APEXA, it is with overwhelming thanks that we continue to receive great support for a solution that some believe to be impossible. With that, allow me to share with you a few of the milestones we achieved this November:
As expected, the month of October was a quiet one, in preparation for the busier months to come. A lot of the work around the APEXA project that took place last month was “behind the scenes”. As we continued to work closely with the provincial regulators and MGAs regarding the future implementation of the APEXA system, a chunk of our efforts were centered on the development of the IT system requirements. The IT system standards and requirements are now complete and have been reviewed with current Carriers. In addition, below are some more interesting and important project updates that we’d like to share, keeping you Simply Connected!
What a month September has been! With new partners joining the APEXA project and the continuous support and positivity we’ve been receiving, we couldn’t be more confident about our position for the busy months to come. And before sharing the exciting September news, it’s important for us to continue to thank you. It is thanks to you and your networks that APEXA has been able to experience great organic growth, month after month. With that said, we’re pleased to share with you, the exciting September milestones we’ve achieved!