Photo: Guy Lavigueur

Joëlle Ouellet


Joëlle has an ingrained sense of organization. She is a great assistant: greets clients in a warm and friendly matter, helps her colleagues service their clients and makes sure the back-office runs smoothly.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 - Ext. 233

Mireille Poirier

Damage Insurance Broker

Involved in the arts, including the Association of contemporary art galleries in Montreal, Mireille has worked in different areas revolving around the visual arts and crafts before becoming an insurance broker in Ontario and Quebec.

After completing a BA in Art History at the University of Quebec in Montreal and embarking on a Masters in Art History at the University of Montreal, her knowledge and experience as a professional in the visual arts and crafts community allows her to understand the needs of her customers, in addition to sharing their passion.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 228

David Mollet

Damage Insurance Broker

David has worked in different areas revolving around arts and media before becoming an insurance broker. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University, he managed and produced projects for the entertainment industry, recorded an album as a songwriter and worked in television as a director. An entrepreneur at heart, he found that there was much to be developed when it came to insurance in the world of arts and entertainment. He has completed an insurance diploma and joined the Assurart team in 2016. His knowledge and his experience as a professional in film circles, entertainment and music allows him to understand the needs of his customers, in addition to sharing in their passion.

<em>David is the proud winner of Prix Marcel-Tassé 2016 given by the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages !</em>

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 229

Michel Chouinard

Business Development

Michel Chouinard was copywriter for twenty years during which he had the opportunity to work with several sectors and especially in the financial services. Modest (sic) art lover since adolescence, he eagerly agreed to join our team as a business development manager, happy to be able to combine his interest for art with his talent for marketing financial services.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 234

Pierre Chouinard, LL.L, C. A. AT.

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pierre Chouinard, broker since 1962, works at Assurart as its team mentor. In his career, Pierre Chouinard owned a brokerage firm, then was the president of Gérard Parizeau Ltée. / Dale-Parizeau Inc., before returning to his own business, structuring anew a firm known for its expertise in professional liability insurance and directors &amp; officers liability insurance.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 235

Colette Mendenhall, MBA


As president, Colette Mendenhall contributes to the smooth running of the company and its growth by identifying promising niche markets, developing an offer aimed at them and ensuring its marketing. Before becoming the principal shareholder at Assurart, she worked for one of the major brokerage firms in Quebec as its vice president, involved in strategic planning and marketing. She brings some 20 years of experience to the group.

Colette holds an MBA from Cornell University (USA) and Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). She also has a BA from the University of Ottawa in political science and economics. In addition, she completed a certificate in marketing from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec). She holds the title of Damage Insurance Broker, and Advisor in group-insurance plans.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 273

Patrick Toupin, C. A. Ass.

Damage Insurance Broker

Patrick has over 20 years of experience in management, sales and customer service, including nearly half of it in damage insurance; you can count on him to get the best professional and personalized service. He completed a college education in damage insurance with distinction, which earned him the Marcel-Tassé prize of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommage. Passionate about visual arts, a collector and philanthropist, he pursued an academic background in art history.

He works with Assurart from the very beginning and continues to contribute to its development. His clients feel listened to and confident, and do not hesitate to refer him to their families, which is an honour for him and his greatest motivator. Do not hesitate to call on him for commercial insurance for self-employed, for auto insurance (including motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, motorized), home insurance (VIP, home, condo, tenant) and boat insurance.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 264

Pierre Tremblay, C. A. Ass.

Damage Insurance Broker

Insurance broker since 1972, Pierre has long served customers in both residential and auto insurance, as well as commercial. Especially since 1988, he has acquired a solid reputation among visual artists and artisans. Packages he developed specifically for the arts are the most coveted. He now devotes all his time to public art.

He is socially involved with the American Tremblay Association (ATA), which he chaired for ten years.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 283

Pascale Rondeau, shareholder

Damage Insurance Broker

Pascale had the opportunity and privilege to learn the profession of insurance broker in an office whose clientele consisted of high-tech companies. For 20 years, she has developed an expertise in professional liability and liability of directors and officers. Add to this elan and joie de vivre that delight her colleagues as much as her clients!

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 ext. 238

Maude Ouellet, CPA, CMA

Commercial Lines - Damage Insurance Broker

Maude has been working in the insurance field for over 15 years. Beginning her career while still in college, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal, as well as title of Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA). , before specializing in directors and officers insurance at its inception. Over the years, she has developed an expertise in insuring information technology, life sciences and financial institutions. She has developed specialized insurance programs for different sectors.

She joined the Assurart team in November 2014, where she is pleased to serve customers by providing reliable and personalized service.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 263

Ioan Nicoriciu, shareholder

Damage Insurance Broker

Ioan works at Assurart as risks manager and broker for financial institutions, multimedia firms and high tech companies, particularly those working in the field of life sciences. Once armed with his degree in industrial engineering (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 1997), Ioan enters the world of insurance as an inspector * on behalf of various insurers. In 2003, he left Romania and moved to Quebec, where he became an insurance broker.

In 2008, he decides to continue studying and successfully completes the risk management program at McGill University. Ioan now has more than ten years of experience in specialty insurance: directors &amp; officers liability, professional liability, media liability, product liability, cyber liability, infringement of intellectual property offenses.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 257

Stella Kalogerakis, shareholder

Damage Insurance Broker

Stella is an accomplished businesswoman who had her first success as a restaurant owner, following studies in administration. Having then switched to insurance, she quickly began specializing in risks related to media arts and performing arts. Stella is able to meet all the insurance needs of those who pertain in some way to these two cultural spheres: insurance for event organizers, production offices, post-production, one-time events, festivals, fairs, insurance for film shoots, equipment rental, errors and omissions, etc.

Phone number: (514) 382-9357 Ext. 231