Meet The Ostic Leadership Team

Dave Silva: Managing Partner

  • I have been in the insurance industry since 1994
  • I have developed my industry experience having worked for CIBC Insurance, TD Insurance and Gore Mutual Insurance
  • Being a local broker is something I am passionate about. I find nothing more satisfying than having a great conversation with a client, whether they are an individual or a business owner, and helping them find the protection they need. If we happen to have a few laughs while we are at it, I guess that is just part of the job!
  • At home, I am a sports-loving, dog-walking husband and father to two wonderful kids heading into their teenage years. Please wish me luck with that!

Mike McKinnon: Managing Partner

  • I began my insurance career in 1992 after graduating from university with a bachelor of Arts in History and an Honours Business Administration degree
  • My experience with State Farm and Gore Mutual includes; automobile physical damage and bodily injury claims, alternative dispute resolution, claims department management at a regional level, financial data analytics, marketing and business development, and business strategy in a corporate executive capacity.
  • I joined the Ostic Group in 2009 and am responsible for the financial department, human resources, business oversight, strategy, and process improvement
  • I like to spend time with my family, love to play sports, coach hockey, and enjoy eating anything that can be cooked on a barbecue …!

Rick Reidt: Operations Manager

  • I entered the insurance industry after graduating from university with an Honours Business Administration degree
  • I have been a registered insurance broker since 1979 • I am responsible for the oversight, implementation & training for the Network, Data & Communications Systems at The Ostic Group.
  • I am also involved in consulting on the workflows & process management for the organization.
  • I enjoy watching sports, reading , and arguing about politics.

Jessica Flanjak – Personal Lines Manager

  • Fergus Office location with a focus on Personal Lines insurance products and Life Insurance
  • Jessica holds her RIBO license along with her Life Insurance designation, as well as her CIP, CAIB designations
  • She joined Ostic Insurance in 2012
  • She lives in her home community of Fergus with her family

Jessica Dewey – Training and Operations Supervisor

  • I began my insurance career with The Ostic Group in 2008
  • I have worked many facets of the brokerage operation including administration, customer service, and insurance sales
  • I am currently involved in consulting on the workflows and process management for the organization as well as onboarding of new employees
  • I live in my home community of Guelph with my 2 wonderful sons