Directory

Our Team

Serge Assayag

President

T: (514) 288-7979 #236
C: s.assayag@botica.ca

President of Botica Financial Group since 1997, Mr. Assayag has developed extensive expertise in estate, tax and corporate financial planning. He is often called upon by various professionals for his independent opinion, advice and solutions for complicated financial planning situations.

Mr. Assayag is an Actuary and holds a Bachelor in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences from the University of Montreal. Prior to joining Botica, he spent seven years working as a pricing and marketing actuary and as Vice-President of sales amongst leading insurance companies. In these capacities, he developed new insurance products, innovative sales concepts, and acquired a broad proficiency in training sales force personnel.

Carlo Mannarino

Carlo Mannarino

Executive vice president – Investments

T: (514) 288-7979 #225
C: c.mannarino@botica.ca

Biography

Mr. Mannarino has over 20 years of experience in the investment field with a specialization in managing client investment portfolios. His primary objective is to construct individualized portfolios that dually satisfy the clients investment needs and cater to their future investment goals. His method includes strategically pairing products and concepts to meet the client’s personal investment demands and maintaining a keen awareness and understanding of new market trends.

His industry experience ranges from holding Vice President of Sales positions at leading Insurance and Mutual fund companies. This experience has allowed him to accumulate extensive knowledge of the industry’s products and concepts. Ultimately, enabling him to guide and assist advisors in their sales process.

A graduate of Concordia University, Mr. Mannarino has continued to hone his knowledge and expertise over the years through several recognized professional designations. He is also a member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and is a has a RIS accreditation

Furthermore, Mr. Mannarino understands the rapid and volatile economic environment in which he operates. It is this comprehension coupled with his collaboration with some of the top investment portfolio managers in Canada, that permits him to recognize the best investment, tax, cash flow and estate planning solutions for his clients.

David Benamron

David Benamron

Executive vice president – Insurance

T: (514) 288-7979 #222
C: d.benamron@botica.ca

Biography

Mr. Benamron joined Botica in August of 2021. A Concordia University graduate of
Commerce, he comes with over 20 years experience in the insurance industry having
worked at other reputable managing general agencies in Montreal. He brings with him his expertise as a vice president in sales and advanced markets.

His position at Botica gives him the opportunity to implement his vision on personnel management, what the future of a general agency should be, and how brokers should be recognized. He uses a hands-on approach to ensure that independent brokers give an excellent experience through personalized service and advising.

Joanne Provost

Joanne Provost

Vice-President, Sales

T: (514) 288-7979 #226
C: j.provost@botica.ca

Biography

Ms. Provost joined Botica Financial Group in 1990 and is responsible for advisors development and support.

Her extensive knowledge of the industry’s products and concepts enables her to guide and assist advisors in their sales process. She analyzes products and concepts to fit specific client needs and upholds awareness of new market trends. Prior to joining Botica she occupied several head office positions amongst leading insurance companies.

Claude Attard

Claude Attard

Vice-President, Investments

T: (514) 288-7979 #227
C: c.attard@botica.ca

Biography

Mr. Attard joined Botica Financial Group in 2001. With over 20 years of experience in the field of managing client investment portfolios, his main goal is to build and manage retirement portfolios for high net worth families.

Mr. Attard holds a Bachelor in Sciences from McGill University, as well as graduate studies in accountancy and Financial Planning (CFP trademark). He frequently gives seminars to individuals and corporate clients on the complexities of Financial planning.

In a fast moving and quickly changing economic environment, Mr. Attard finds the best investment, tax, cash flow and estate planning solutions for his clients by working closely with some of the top investment porfolio managers in Canada.

Louise Giguère

Louise Giguère

Chief Compliance Officer Financial Security Advisor/ Financial Planner

T: (514) 288-7979 #240
C: l.giguere@botica.ca

Sandra Pallante

Sandra Pallante

Director Investments Products

T: (514) 288-7979 #279
C: s.pallante@botica.ca

Giovanna Chirico

Giovanna Chirico

Director of New Business and Policy Service – Insurance

T: (514) 288-7979 #234
C: g.chirico@botica.ca

Fiorella Cocchianella

Fiorella Cocchianella

Administrative Assistant – Investments Products

T: (514) 288-7979 #239
C: f.cocchianella@botica.ca

Marianna Gangai

Marianna Gangai

Coordinator of New Business and Policy Service – Insurance

T: (514) 288-7979 #223
C: m.gangai@botica.ca

Irène Boldrin

Irène Boldrin

New Business and Customer Service Assistant- Insurance

T: (514) 288-7979 #277
C: i.boldrin@botica.ca

Linda Bélanger

Linda Bélanger

Controller

T: (514) 288-7979 #280
C: l.belanger@botica.ca

Anne-Marie Jardin

Anne-Marie Jardin

Administrative Assistant – President

T: (514) 288-7979 #243
C: am.jardin@botica.ca

Loussik Haroutyounian

Loussik Haroutyounian

Specialist – Contracting and Commissions

T: (514) 288-7979 #275
C: l.haroutyounian@botica.ca

Danielle Baril

Danielle Baril

Receptionnist

T: (514) 288-7979 #221
C: d.baril@botica.ca

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