October 22

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IPFS President, Chris Gory, Finalist For Life & Health Advisor Of The Year

The Insurance Business Awards for 2018 are once again upon us, with an even bigger lineup representing the insurance professions’ best and brightest.

This black-tie ceremony brings together 500 top professionals in the insurance community, recognizing high-performance insurance teams, senior-level insurance professionals, young guns and the rising stars.

Chris Gory, the President of Insurance Portfolio Financial Services, is one of the finalists again in the running for the Empire Life Award for Life & Health Advisor of the Year Award.

This is an incredible event comprised of diverse thought leaders and experts from within the Insurance industry, recognizing the achievements of outstanding brokerages, insurance teams and companies and insurance professionals across 21 categories.

According to Insurance Business Canada events director Chris Davis, the finalist selection process was more tightly contested than ever this year, almost doubling the number of entries in 2017.

“Just to be nominated and placed on a short list with some of the most diligent and diverse in the industry is such an incredible honour to me,” says Chris Gory. “To be in the conversation with what the specific criteria of this award entails is a huge recognition.”

This award of excellence recognizes the standout life and health insurance advisor of the year.

  • This accolade goes to the individual who has best exceled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth,
  • Garnering industry’s attention and the respect of peers,
  • This advisor demonstrates commitment to clients,
  • Portrays exemplary customer service skills,
  • And manages to build and cement long-term business relationships.

The 3rd annual Insurance Business Canada Awards ceremony is set to take place on November 29, 2018, Thursday in The Liberty Grand Toronto.

About the author 

Chris Gory

Chris Gory is the founder of Orchard Benefits (formerly Insurance Portfolio Financial Services Inc.), a brokerage launched in 1999 that helps companies build the best benefits programs for their employees. Chris is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and works with over 60 startup companies including Wattpad, 500px, and VarageSale. He is an advisor at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone and at the OneEleven startup hub, and he's led talks about employee benefits and insurance at several startup accelerators including Extreme Startups. Chris has also been featured in the Toronto Star and The Globe & Mail, and he's been a member of the Board of Directors of the Applied Client Network, an international association of independent insurance professionals, since 2012.


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