American Global, one of the largest privately held construction brokers in the United States, is proud to announce the expansion of their global presence into Canada, with operations opening in the Greater Toronto area under the direction of Kent Peters, the newly appointed President of American Global of Canada, ULC.
Kent is a proven leader with more than 34 years’ experience delivering complex surety, performance security and credit products to some of the largest contractors working in Canada. At American Global, Kent will support clients operating in the Americas while developing American Global’s relationship with the Canadian contractor community, particularly those specializing in P3s.
Prior to joining American Global, Kent spent 12+ years as a Construction Surety and Risk Management executive, serving as National Director for a global broker where he created innovative performance security products for the growing P3 space and was instrumental in the promotion and acceptance of surety bonds in place of letters of credit. Kent was also responsible for ensuring that clients - whether local contractors or global multinationals -had the best access to markets, advice and services, something he will continue to do for American Global, while building a best-in-class Canadian team. Previously, Kent worked in a variety of roles for Export Development Canada (EDC).
Over the years, Kent has developed trusted relationships with key industry partners and possesses important knowledge of the area that will prove valuable for American Global clients in North America and abroad. American Global CEO Michael Marino said, “With offices already established in Europe, the expansion across our own border, into Canada, was a natural progression that will enable American Global to provide clients with additional international capabilities and resources.”
COO & Group President David Marino added: “We are thrilled to have Kent lead our Canadian operation. With his extensive experience and proven leadership, I am confident that American Global will be well-received and well-represented in this important market. American Global’s exclusive focus on the construction industry makes Kent a natural choice for this role.”
Kent noted, " I am very happy to be joining the only global, cross border, construction focused brokerage firm. I am impressed with American Global’s commitment to continually invest in the best technical resources, regardless of their geography. The rapid growth and change within the construction industry requires a broker who brings innovation, focus, and true global collaboration to achieve superior results for their clients."
As American Global continues to revolutionize the role of broker and expand across the continent, we renew our commitment to bring more value and deliver an outstanding client experience. We look forward to demonstrating why it’s time for Canadian clients to begin “expecting more from your broker.” Kent Peters can be reached at 416.419.6475 or via email at [email protected].
American Global is one of the largest privately held insurance and surety brokerage firms in the U.S. specializing in all aspects of construction risk management. We support contractors, owners, and developers throughout the entire scope of their project and across every milestone of their business, protecting against the risks and exposures specific to the construction industry. American Global has multiple offices across the United States, as well as in Canada and Italy, to serve clients throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.