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Experts

Square One’s editorial team is made-up of many insurance professionals and experts and we’ve highlighted a few of them below that play a key role in reviewing the insurance-related content on the Square One site. With over 15,000 Canadians reading these insurance resources every month, we ensure this information is kept up to date.

Daniel Mirkovic

Daniel Mirkovic

President + CEO | BCom, MBA

After 16 years in progressively senior positions in the insurance industry, Daniel co-founded Square One. The company is the only true online home insurance provider in North America. And, the company offers the only home insurance policy that can be personalized to the needs of individual customers.

Prior to starting Square One, Daniel was vice president of the insurance and travel divisions at the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). Under his leadership, BCAA was recognized by JD Power and Associates as having the highest in customer satisfaction among all home insurance providers in Canada. BCAA was also recognized for having one of the most profitable and successful insurance operations in Canada.

Daniel has a bachelor of commerce and a master of business administration, both from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation and a general insurance license level 3 in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Daniel is the nominee for our corporate agency license.

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Rena Novotny

Rena Novotny

Claims Manager | Square One Claims | Canada

After being a staff adjuster and junior examiner, Rena started her 23 year career as an independent adjuster where she specialized in complex property, liability and special risk loss. As a branch manager, Rena hired, trained, mentored and coached several adjusters. She continues part-time post graduate studies in neuro-psychology and traumatization, learning how both may impact the insured’s engagement on catastrophic claims. Rena has earned her MA (Conflict Analysis and Management), CRM, CIP, and holds a level 3 adjusting license.

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Stefan Tirschler

Stefan Tirschler

Product + Underwriting Manager

Stefan is responsible for underwriting leadership, market expansion, and product research and development for Square One’s operations. An insurance nerd since 2006, Stefan has developed broad experience as a personal insurance broker, underwriter, and technical consultant. Stefan has earned his Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional designation, and maintains a level 2 general insurance license in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. When he isn’t busy revolutionizing insurance with the team at Square One, Stefan moonlights as an Education Committee member and CIP/GIE instructor for the Insurance Institute of Canada.

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