Jim Dehoney

President

Jim’s philosophy is ingrained in Dehoney Financial Group’s approach to business; professional behavior, self-discipline, innovative problem solving and impactful customer solutions. Creating the right outcome for each and every customer is the DFG way.

After earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Jim became a licensed agent for Manulife. A few short years later he formed Dehoney Financial Group because he knew he could better meet the needs of the market for multi-line insurance solutions.

The company’s reputation for hard work and integrity is a true reflection of its founder, whose greatest satisfaction comes from helping others succeed, and who does it with boundless enthusiasm, a light touch of humour and, perhaps most admirably, always with an infectious smile.

Jim lives in Vancouver with his wife Jackie Dehoney.

Alain Bergeron is the Chief Operating Officer at Dehoney Financial Group. Alain provides oversight and support to each of our key business units. Alain joined our team in 2019 bringing 30+ years of group benefits industry experience having represented a national insurer as Regional Vice-President and managed several group benefits and Third-Party Administration consultancies. He brings a collaborative approach and supportive attitude to corporate strategy and business development. Alain holds his CEBS designation.

Alain is an avid tennis player and attributes his time on the court for improving his problem-solving skills off the court. At every chance, he spends time with this adult children.

Chief Operating Officer

Alain Bergeron

Chief Operating Officer

VP Group Retirement Services

Dave Pundick

Vice President, Retirement and Investment Services

Dave manages Dehoney Financial Group’s Pension & Investment branch. He oversees group and individual retirement plans for DFG customers who appreciate his team’s hands-on approach to understanding their goals and retirement expectations.

Customers are at the core of our business and that’s why we are always looking for new ways to delight and exceed client expectations of service and expertise across all of our lines of business.

To reach our goal of continual improvement, Erin was promoted to Vice President, Client Experience in 2018. She has oversight on all our clients to help ensure the highest level of customer service is achieved and maintained. In addition to leading our customer experience strategy, Erin manages our Life & Living Benefits team and is a member of DFG’s Executive Leadership Team. In 2020, her role was expanded to include leadership of the Group Benefits Consulting and Account Management team.

VP Customer Experience Erin Gunn

Erin Gunn

Vice President, Client Experience

VP Operations Debbie Beaulne

Debbie Beaulne

Vice President, Operations

One of Dehoney Financial Group’s longest serving team members, Deb is the company’s Vice President of Operations. She supports and mentors the account management team, reviews documentation, and helps in problem resolution.

Deb’s background includes management with Sun Life and Manulife, and numerous certifications from: LOMA (Life Office Management Association), HIAA (Health Insurance Association of America) and ICA (International Claims Association). She also earned an ALHC (Associate in Life and Health Claims) designation with distinction.

Deb and husband Jack, along with a furry friend, reside in Coquitlam.

Committed to providing outstanding customer service and satisfaction, Emese is proud to be a part of Dehoney Financial Group. With her first family home a mere five blocks from our offices in Vancouver, her daily commute often feels like coming home.

Emese joined Dehoney Financial Group on a term contract in 2019. Subsequently, she was appointed to Vice President, Finance. In this role, she maintains oversight and responsibility for the accounting, finance, IT, and compliance functions. Emese leverages her more than twenty-five years of experience in financial and operational reporting, administration, and human resources management in a diverse range of industries to support the operations of the company. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

VP, Finance Emese Horwood

Emese Horwood

Vice President, Finance

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Strong negotiators and proven problem solvers.

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Non-traditional solutions to the challenges facing benefit plan sponsors.

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Strong customer relationships that reach beyond the corner office.