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IRA J. KUCHINSKY, B.Sc., B.Eng., MBA

Chief Executive Officer/Partner


Ira joined the firm in 1973 and has worked in all facets of the Company. And, as Ira likes to quote Victor Kiam in the old television commercial for Remington Razor, “I liked the company so much, I bought it.” Ira’s duties at The Paisley-Manor Insurance Group are two-fold: 1) providing strategic and administrative direction and 2) servicing and monitoring a wide variety of clients’ insurance programs. Ira’s expertise lies in providing insurance solutions for PMI’s clients in the Real Estate Industry including Developers, Builders, Property Owners and Property Management firms. Ira’s other major clients include those operating large retail chains and several large manufacturing concerns. An active participant in community activities, Ira is involved in the Jewish National Fund, United Jewish Appeal of Toronto – Insurance Division, and Temple Sinai Congregation.

MICHAEL PAISLEY

President/Partner


A Graduate of York University Michael has been in the Insurance Industry since 1979. He is a second generation owner of the firm. As President of PMI, Michael is actively involved in both the operations and in servicing his clients. His experience in all aspects of the business has contributed to his ability o develop a perspective in providing Insurance solution.

He has developed Canada’s largest Judaic Institutional Programs, including coverage for Directors & Officers, Schools, Camps, Religious Counselling Professional Liability and all aspects of Realty.

With over 3 decades of experience, he has developed expertise in such arenas as Construction, Manufacturing, Import/export, Financial Institutions and Retail chains

A father of 3, active in various hobbies, involved in Industry groups and on the Boards of several Non-Profit organizations is consistent with Michael’s belief in a principled and balanced commitment to life This philosophy is reflected in the culture of Paisley Manor and has allowed him to lead an organization that can boast both long-term employee retention and a significant number of multi-generational clients

GERALD R. SPENCE, CIP

Chief Operating Officer, Partner


As a Chartered Insurance Professional, is responsible for the day to day brokerage operations at PMI including Administration, Sales and Service, Human Resources, Marketing, and Operational Planning. Gerry’s role as Chief Operating Officer has transformed the operation from a small owner operated organization into the dynamic organization it is today. Gerry started his insurance career in 1979 with Royal Insurance where he held numerous progressive positions through Systems, Administration, Investments, Marketing and Senior Management. Prior to joining Paisley-Manor in 1998, Gerry managed Western Assurance Company (a subsidiary of RSA Canada).

JEFF GOLDSTEIN

Senior Vice-President, Partner


Since 1979, Jeff has provided personal insurance solutions for affluent clients. Jeff believes that “customer relationships are paramount and business should always be conducted with integrity and respect.” Jeff’s experience protecting fine properties, automobiles, watercraft, and unique collections have earned him a reputation of excellence and trust within the high net worth community. An extensive career dealing with high limits and unique coverage has given Jeff an intricate knowledge of the insurance requirements of affluent individuals. As a service to his clients, Jeff recently launched a website in conjunction with PMI providing insurance resources for high net-worth individuals .  In addition to personal insurance, Jeff also provides commercial coverage for his clients. www.jeffgoldstein.ca

NATHAN WALDEN

Senior Vice-President, Partner


Nathan has been in the insurance business for over 3 decades and continues to enjoy serving as advocate and broker extraordinaire to the Jewish community. Nathan’s primary focus on large commercial accounts and personal insurance for senior executives gives him a unique understanding of custom insurance solutions.

MICHAEL KLEINHANDLER

Senior Vice-President, Partner


Michael has been selling insurance since 1994. Prior to the insurance business, Michael owned and operated four retail locations of a national giftware chain in the GTA. Being dually licensed allows Michael to implement property and casualty insurance as well as insurance for life, disability, critical illness, and group benefits plans. As Michael says “I feel that my prior hands-on business experience helps me understand and solve the specific insurance needs of my clients.”

FRANK SILLA, CAIB

Personal Lines Manager


Frank began his insurance career in 1991 as a life insurance agent and later changed his focus to property and casualty. During the past thirteen years Frank has served in many positions ranging from sales to office manager. Frank joined the Paisley-Manor Insurance Group in 2002 and is currently the Personal Lines Manager of the Richmond Hill Branch. Frank recently obtained the CAIB designation and continues his education by regularly attending industry seminars.

DAVID SUSCHKOV

Account Executive


David has been in the insurance industry for 20 years and currently holds three licenses as well as a post-graduate diploma in Administrative Law. David’s focus is Commercial Specialty lines with a particular interest in Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance and General Liability protection for the Mining Industry. David’s success rests with his ability to provide companies with multi-line policies covering all risks and he believes that being familiar with the insurance needs of his clients ensures proper and necessary protection. According to David, “this is still a people business and clients appreciate professional help on a personal level.”

MICHAEL JACOBS

Account Executive


Michael Jacobs has thirty years of experience in the insurance business and believes in a hands-on approach giving every client his ongoing personal attention. Michael has developed a clientele of well established commercial businesses but is particularly active within the food industry. Michael is an avid traveler and arts lover while also enjoying family time with his wife and three children.

ILANA CORISTINE

Specialist,  Trade Credit Insurance (Accounts Receivable Insurance)


After many years working in traditional marketing for the AIR MILES Reward Program, Ilana Coristine joined The Paisley-Manor Insurance Group. Along with a vast skill set of creative, organizational and leadership skills, Ilana brings invaluable experience managing client needs and expectations. While Ilana specializes in Trade Credit, she also is well versed in general insurance products. Ilana holds an Honours B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Teaching from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Ilana can be reached at ilanac@paisleymanor.com or 647-402-5841

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