Our Team


Paul Poganiatz

Paul Poganiatz, CPA, CGA

President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul has worked in finance for 14 years, almost exclusively in the insurance industry. He started his career at entry level positions in the accounting department moving up to lead Milnco's finance division as the VP of Finance. During this time, Paul has worked for an insurance company, a large national broker and has settled in now with Milnco, a Manitoba based MGA. Throughout his career, Paul has liaised with auditors, bank representatives, regulators and other finance professionals. Paul's main responsibilities include budgeting/forecasting, creating effective accounting/finance policies and procedures and advising senior leadership regarding finance activities and opportunities.

Direct #: 204-594-3519

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 533

E-mail: ppoganiatz@milnco.ca

Lisa Clayton

Lisa Clayton, CIP

Senior VP & Chief Underwriting Officer

Lisa began her career 30 years ago in Personal Lines Auto & Homeowners Insurance. The past 20 years Lisa has been primarily involved in Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance and has vast experience in Underwriting, Marketing/Placement, Program Development & Training and Lloyd's of London. Lisa's responsibilities include development & maintenance of Underwriting facilities, Insurer relations and creating effective policies & workflows for Milnco.

Direct #: 204-594-0183

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 565

E-mail: lclayton@milnco.ca

Patrick Lien

Patrick Lien, CIP, CRM, CAIB

Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer

Patrick brings nearly 15 years of mainly P&C insurance experience to Milnco. His extensive background includes years of commercial insurance sales & marketing as well as senior leadership for a large national broker. Patrick's experience also includes leading the claims management and insurance product development as well as overseeing all insurance matters for a leading national equipment financing company. At Milnco, Patrick is mainly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the commercial department along with managing claims for both commercial and personal lines.

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 566

E-mail: plien@milnco.ca

Cliff Hryciuk

Cliff Hryciuk, B.A., CAIB

Chief Strategy Officer

Cliff has worked in the P&C industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of Management, Insurance Marketing/Placement, Underwriting, Program and Risk Management knowledge to Milnco. In previous roles, Cliff managed Commercial Insurance Placement divisions for a large national broker, which included Centralized Marketing, Lloyd's Placement, MGA Underwriting and Surety teams. Cliff has also been responsible for maintaining existing insurer relations and developing new insurer partners and underwriting facilities.

Direct #: 204-594-0181

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 532

E-mail: chryciuk@milnco.ca


Commercial Underwriting Team

Shelley Perrick

Shelley Perrick, CAIB

Team Lead, Commercial Underwriting

Direct #: 204-594-3514

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 536

E-mail: sperrick@milnco.ca

Penny Forbes

Penny Forbes, CAIB

Senior Underwriter/Placement Specialist

Direct #: 204-594-3521

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 544

E-mail: pforbes@milnco.ca

Steve Baker

Steve Baker, CIP

Senior Business Development Rep

Direct #: 204-594-3518

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 538

E-mail: sbaker@milnco.ca

Brettony Reeve

Brettony Reeve, CAIB

Senior Underwriter/Placement Specialist

Direct #: 204-594-1056

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 240

E-mail: breeve@milnco.ca

Jason Brown

Jason Brown, B.A.

Senior Underwriter

Direct #: 204-594-3516

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 531

E-mail: jbrown@milnco.ca

Andrew Welch

Andrew Welch

Intermediate Underwriter

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 569

E-mail: awelch@milnco.ca

Kristie Huhtala

Kristie Huhtala

Intermediate Underwriter

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 545

E-mail: khuhtala@milnco.ca

Anna McIntosh

Anna McIntosh

Underwriting Assistant

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 176

E-mail: amcintosh@milnco.ca

Matthew D'Ignazio

Matthew D'Ignazio

Underwriting Assistant

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 543

E-mail: mdignazio@milnco.ca

Trina Poganiatz

Trina Poganiatz

Underwriting Assistant

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 541

E-mail: tpoganiatz@milnco.ca


Personal Lines Underwriting Team

Lucy Baptista

Lucy Baptista

Senior Underwriter

Direct #: 204-594-1055

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 530

E-mail: lbaptista@milnco.ca

Josie Cuvos

Josie Cuvos

Underwriting Assistant

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 522

E-mail: jcuvos@milnco.ca



Teresa Didora

Teresa Didora

Accounting & Office Coordinator

Direct #: 204-949-7000

Toll free: 888-645-6261 ext. 542

E-mail: tdidora@milnco.ca

COffice Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (CST)


Phone: 204-949-7000
Toll-Free: 1-888-MILNCO-1



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