Tonya Blackmore, MBA | CEO
Tonya Blackmore is CEO of APEXA, a portfolio company of RGAX, the transformation engine of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). She is responsible for charting the strategic direction of APEXA within Canada and across the globe. APEXA, acquired by RGAX in 2018, is the contract and compliance platform for Canadian life advisors.
Tonya joined APEXA in 2015 during its early stages to lead the company from start-up development phase to launching the platform in the Canadian life insurance market. Today, it is used by major carriers and MGAs including Manulife Financial, Canada Life, Sunlife, Empire Life, Industrial Alliance, HUB Financial, IDC Worldsource, PPI and Financial, Horizons Group. Under Tonya’s leadership, APEXA was recognized on the RegTech100 list for 2019 as one of the world’s most innovative RegTech companies and named a finalist in the 2018 ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge (AIIC).
Tonya’s more than 15 years in the life insurance and reinsurance industry encompasses various executive roles in the areas of IT and Operations. Prior to joining APEXA, she was Vice President, IT and Operations at Pacific Life Re. Previously, she held a range of leadership roles at Manulife Financial.
Tonya’s Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree is from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada and her MBA is from Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.