Paul Tompkins

B.COMM., LL.B., CLU, TEP, FEA

Paul has specialized for more than 25 years in advising and implementing life insurance based solutions for affluent business families across Canada. He works closely with the external legal and accounting advisors to these families as well as with their internal family office team. Given his extensive work in this market, Paul can provide a perspective on business family succession issues that extend beyond the use of life insurance.

Paul received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Law from Queen’s University. He practiced tax and corporate law in Vancouver in the mid-‘80s before moving to Toronto to start Tompkins Insurance Services in 1990.

Paul and his team have since become recognized by leading accounting and legal firms across Canada as experts in the use of life insurance in trust and estate planning. Paul delivers information seminars to these firms on the use of life insurance on an ongoing basis.

He is a long standing member and former chairman of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriters (CALU), and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Paul is also a graduate of the Family Enterprise Advisor Program at UBC’s Sauder School.

Paul is a member of the Board of Governors of Crescent School, an independent school for boys, and co-chaired their successful $35 million capital campaign. He is also a co-chair of the $60 million campaign for Pathways to Education, a national organization that helps at-risk youth graduate from high school.

He lives in Toronto with his wife and four children.

Marcel Tremblay

B.Admin., FLMI, CFP, CHS
Vice President

Marcel is responsible for daily operations at Tompkins Insurance Services. He oversees all administrative functions associated with product and policy design, underwriting and client support. Marcel collaborates with the support team to ensure the best client experience. He has 24 years of experience in the life insurance industry, including over 18 years with Tompkins Insurance Services.

Marcel has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Financial Advisors for over 10 years. Since 2008, he has held the CFP designation.

Marcel enjoys running, cycling and coaching soccer. He lives in Whitby with his wife and two children.

Joshua Garnett

B.Comm.
Advanced Solutions Specialist

Joshua’s primary focus is in the product design and illustrative process of our strategies. Joshua’s expertise in financial modeling helps ensure an optimal client experience throughout the development of customized insurance-based solutions. Prior to joining Tompkins Insurance Services in 2017, Josh spent over 6 years at a major Canadian life insurance company working in the design and pricing of insurance products and leading their advanced solutions team develop insurance-based concepts and strategies.

Joshua is actively pursuing membership with the Society of Actuaries and the Institute for Advanced Financial Advisors through the completion of the ASA and CLU designations.

Nicolas Tompkins

B.Sc.
Associate Life Advisor

Nicolas recently joined the Tompkins Insurance team as an associate advisor. His main focus is providing young professionals and small business owners with a customized life insurance program. Nicolas has received a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and is currently working on completing his CLU designation.

Prior to joining our team, Nicolas worked at one of the major Canadian life insurance companies, and previously at a prominent family-owned international enterprise operating out of the East Coast of Canada.

Nicolas spends his downtime outdoors and is an avid Scuba diver.

Erin Cork

B.A.
Underwriting Support Specialist

Erin is our primary liaison with insurance companies throughout the underwriting and implementation stage. Her responsibility is to ensure a smooth process from the application phase to the time a policy is issued. As a member of our inforce support team, Erin also provides administrative support to our clients. Erin has been with Tompkins Insurance Services for almost 8 years.

Darcie Shaw

B.A.
Administrative Executive Assistant

Darcie provides administrative support to Paul Tompkins, including scheduling and correspondence. She also serves as the first point of contact at Tompkins Insurance. Darcie’s evolving role is an important aspect of the effectiveness of our support team.

Darcie has been with Tompkins Insurance Services since January 2018.

Paul Tompkins

Paul Tompkins

B.COMM., LL.B., CLU, TEP, FEA

Paul has specialized for more than 25 years in advising and implementing life insurance based solutions for affluent business families across Canada. He works closely with the external legal and accounting advisors to these families as well as with their internal family office team. Given his extensive work in this market, Paul can provide a perspective on business family succession issues that extend beyond the use of life insurance.

Paul received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Law from Queen’s University. He practiced tax and corporate law in Vancouver in the mid-‘80s before moving to Toronto to start Tompkins Insurance Services in 1990.

Paul and his team have since become recognized by leading accounting and legal firms across Canada as experts in the use of life insurance in trust and estate planning. Paul delivers information seminars to these firms on the use of life insurance on an ongoing basis.

He is a long standing member and former chairman of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriters (CALU), and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Paul is also a graduate of the Family Enterprise Advisor Program at UBC’s Sauder School.

Paul is a member of the Board of Governors of Crescent School, an independent school for boys, and co-chaired their successful $35 million capital campaign. He is also a co-chair of the $60 million campaign for Pathways to Education, a national organization that helps at-risk youth graduate from high school.

He lives in Toronto with his wife and four children.

Marcel Tremblay

Marcel Tremblay

B.Admin., FLMI, CFP, CHS
Vice President

Marcel is responsible for daily operations at Tompkins Insurance Services. He oversees all administrative functions associated with product and policy design, underwriting and client support. Marcel collaborates with the support team to ensure the best client experience. He has 24 years of experience in the life insurance industry, including over 18 years with Tompkins Insurance Services.

Marcel has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Financial Advisors for over 10 years. Since 2008, he has held the CFP designation.

Marcel enjoys running, cycling and coaching soccer. He lives in Whitby with his wife and two children.

Joshua Garnett

Joshua Garnett

B.Comm.
Advanced Solutions Specialist

Joshua’s primary focus is in the product design and illustrative process of our strategies. Joshua’s expertise in financial modeling helps ensure an optimal client experience throughout the development of customized insurance-based solutions. Prior to joining Tompkins Insurance Services in 2017, Josh spent over 6 years at a major Canadian life insurance company working in the design and pricing of insurance products and leading their advanced solutions team develop insurance-based concepts and strategies.

Joshua is actively pursuing membership with the Society of Actuaries and the Institute for Advanced Financial Advisors through the completion of the ASA and CLU designations.

Nicolas Tompkins

Nicolas Tompkins

B.Sc.
Associate Life Advisor

Nicolas recently joined the Tompkins Insurance team as an associate advisor. His main focus is providing young professionals and small business owners with a customized life insurance program. Nicolas has received a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and is currently working on completing his CLU designation.

Prior to joining our team, Nicolas worked at one of the major Canadian life insurance companies, and previously at a prominent family-owned international enterprise operating out of the East Coast of Canada.

Nicolas spends his downtime outdoors and is an avid Scuba diver.

Erin Cork

Erin Cork

B.A.
Underwriting Support Specialist

Erin is our primary liaison with insurance companies throughout the underwriting and implementation stage. Her responsibility is to ensure a smooth process from the application phase to the time a policy is issued. As a member of our inforce support team, Erin also provides administrative support to our clients. Erin has been with Tompkins Insurance Services for almost 8 years.

Darcie Shaw

Darcie Shaw

B.A.
Administrative Executive Assistant

Darcie provides administrative support to Paul Tompkins, including scheduling and correspondence. She also serves as the first point of contact at Tompkins Insurance. Darcie’s evolving role is an important aspect of the effectiveness of our support team.

Darcie has been with Tompkins Insurance Services since January 2018.