An exceptional team of experts: the cornerstone of our success

Our company's success and what sets us apart is clearly the exceptional nature of our team. Our main resource is made up of many actuaries and professionals from various fields who have the following in common:

  • Expertise in their field
  • Spirit of commitment
  • Sense of innovation

Our employees give Optimum Reassurance its distinctive edge through the value of their contribution and the quality of the relationships they develop and build with clients. Since 1987, their competence, vision and loyalty have helped to drive our company's performance and stability.

1 - Corporate

Jean-Claude Pagé, FCIA, FSA, MAAA
Jean-Claude Pagé, FCIA, FSA, MAAA
Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

He is an actuarial sciences graduate of Université Laval and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Active in the Optimum Group since 1976, he has a considerable experience and expertise in actuarial consulting, reinsurance, property and casualty insurance and financial services. As President of Optimum Group Inc. since 1995, Jean-Claude Pagé is responsible for the development and results of the Group as a whole, and sits on the Board of Directors and Governance Committees of the holding companies and subsidiaries. In October 2011, Mr. Pagé took over the management of the Optimum Re Inc, the Group's life insurance and reinsurance.


Serge Goulet, FICA, FSA, MAAA
Serge Goulet, FICA, FSA, MAAA
President and COO

Serge began his career as a life insurance consultant in Canada and then worked for a major insurance company in the US. He joined Optimum Group's U.S. operations in 1998 where he has been serving as President in his latest role.


Richard Houde, FICA, FSA, MAAA
Richard Houde, FICA, FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Appointed Actuary and Chief Risk Officer

Richard has accumulated thirty years of experience in the insurance business. Before joining Optimum Reassurance in 1987, he worked in the corporate and product development areas of two leading Canadian insurers.


Nicholas Royer, CA
Nicholas Royer, CA
Vice President, Finance

Nicholas has been with Optimum Group since 2008. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Université Laval and is an accredited chartered accountant. Nicholas has 20 years of experience in accounting and has held various management positions in Canada and the US with a major accounting firm and an international conglomerate.


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