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Markel Canada Limited Appoints 2 new joiners to National Business Development team

Markel Canada Limited Appoints 2 new joiners to National Business Development team
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Toronto, ON, Jan. 10, 2022 /insPRESS/- Markel Canada Limited, a leader in casualty, professional indemnity, specialty and property insurance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Burkett and Bailey Crawford as Executive Officers with National Business Development Accounts.

Shaun began his new role at Markel with more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and risk consulting, and was most recently appointed as Director of Enterprise Sales at Encircle Inc, a technology startup focused on the productivity and documentation software for the insurance and recovery industries. Prior to Encircle Inc, Sean worked in several industries including finance, retail, construction, technology, and insurance. Sean has served as an industry adjoining broker and CEO, resulting in relationships and engagement with members at the third group level in some of Canada’s largest insurance companies. Sean’s proven ability to deliver and exceed corporate growth plans makes him a strategic and welcome hire for the business development team.

Bailey joins Markel from Marketing Division (TMD), a multi-faceted marketing agency with an extensive client list and experience helping insurance companies market creatively and effectively. At TMD Bailey, he has held various positions focusing on customer relations and management, most recently as Customer Experience and Discovery Manager. Prior to her work at TMD Bailey, she held various sales and marketing positions with reputable organizations in the industry including JLT and Aon. Bailey’s customer-focused skills will be at their peak as Markel develops their understanding of our customers’ needs, voice and success, and is happily embraced by our growing business development team.

“As Markel’s business development journey unfolds deeply into who we are and what we do, understanding our broker’s needs becomes a top priority,” says Jeff Sutton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Markel Canada. “We look forward to growing our understanding of what our brokers need and what the market requires to stand out from our competitors. With amazing people who will apply top-notch skills, this journey not only looks manageable, but is incredibly exciting.”

Sean and Bailey will be responsible for helping build a more flexible and effective sales and marketing function at Markel, with a primary focus on customer experience and its importance in our plans for significant, profitable growth. In collaboration with product line leaders and the sales and marketing team, Sean and Bailey contribute to the development of client-facing sales and marketing plans for Canada. The main focus of their roles is to leverage data and market insights to proactively build the customer journey with a focus on the customer experience. Markel warmly welcomes our newest entrants and looks forward to introducing the talents of Sean and Bailey to our national brokerage networks.

About Markel Canada

Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL), a 500 company corporation headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a holding company of insurance, reinsurance, specialty advisory and investment operations worldwide. Markel has more than 60 offices in more than 20 countries including Canada. Markel Canada Limited is a division of Markel International Services Limited (MINT) and the business of writing Canadian underwriting and claims on behalf of Markel Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s. To find out more, visit

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Maddy Dixon, Marketing and Communications Specialist
Markel Canada Limited
Suite 400 – 200 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3C7
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