Meet the Team
Chairman & CEO
Daryn is Chairman and CEO of McLean Hallmark Gateway and engaged in all aspects of the company’s corporate agenda. He is also President and CEO of McLean Hallmark.
Under Daryn’s progressive leadership, McLean Hallmark has become one of the largest independently owned Insurance Brokerages in Canada, and together with MHG is a proud member of the Canadian Broker Network and Intersure Partnership (North America Network). Daryn currently sits as Chairman of the Canadian Broker Network, and he has served as Chairman for the 2012 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF Ride) Insurance Challenge. Daryn holds a B.A. from State University of New York at Potsdam.
Keith is President of McLean Hallmark Gateway and engaged in all aspects of the company’s corporate agenda. He is also President and CEO of Gateway Insurance Group.
Keith’s other business interests include operating investments in Real Estate, M&A Services, and Mortgage Industries, as well as a Private Capital company. Born in Halifax, NS, Keith is a graduate of Dalhousie University. He resides in Seabright, NS.
Stephen J. Smith
Senior Vice President
Steve is Senior Vice President of Sales for McLean Hallmark Gateway. He specializes in complicated risk profiles and intricate commercial accounts. Having worked on three sides of the table – client, insurer, and broker, both domestically and abroad. Steve’s background and perspective proves invaluable in advocating clients’ interests. Steve brings overall management to client relationships for MHG. He resides in Newmarket, Ontario.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at McLean Hallmark Gateway, John is responsible for ensuring the client service team fulfills its commitment to serving the firm’s clients. He also oversees all contractual arrangements for MHG.
John was previously an owner of an Ontario Insurance Brokerage. He is presently on the Board of Directors of Heritage Toronto and served as Board Chair of the Toronto Grace Hospital. John holds a B.A. from Queen’s University and a MBA from York University.
David is Secretary Treasurer of McLean Hallmark Gateway and oversees all financial aspects of MHG operations. He is a partner in Gateway Insurance Group. David is President of Atlantic Signature Mortgage & Loan and is an active investor with interests in M&A Services, Real Estate Industries, as well as a Private Capital company.
Born in Halifax, David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Executive Vice President, Operations
Ken is Executive Vice President, Operations of McLean Hallmark Gateway and oversees all aspects of Program Delivery in Atlantic Canada. He is a partner of Gateway Insurance Group. Ken is Past President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. He resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Executive Vice President, Sales
Chris is the Executive Vice President, Sales of McLean Hallmark Gateway. He is the former owner of The Insurers Financial Group (IFG) and has also worked as an independent consultant for three years prior to joining McLean Hallmark in 2012. Chris oversees and directs all aspects of Sales for MHG. Chris holds a B.A. from Trent University.
Trevor is Vice President of McLean Hallmark Gateway, with a special focus on New Car Dealerships. He has an automotive career spanning 25 years that includes in-dealership, supply chain, and finance. His past automotive career has provided him with the knowledge base for providing expert insurance and risk management solutions for Atlantic Canadian and Ontario New Car Dealers and business insurance clients.
Glenn is Vice president of McLean Hallmark Gateway, with a specific focus in Transportation. He began his insurance career in 2005 when he joined Dale and Morrow which was acquired by McLean Hallmark in 2008. Glenn has extensive experience in insurance for Contractors, Transportation, Logistics, Residential Moving / Van lines and New Car Dealers. He is a member and participant of the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM).
Manager, Insignia Private Client Unit
Anita Morgan is a Senior Manager at McLean Hallmark Gateway. She began her Insurance career working at an international brokerage in their high net-worth division. In 2014, Anita joined the McLean Hallmark team as Manager of the Insignia Private Client Unit. She oversees The Insignia Private Client Unit for MHG in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. As she loves to teach and seeing people come to that “aha moment,” in her spare time she is an instructor at the Insurance Institute of Canada.