About

Innovation. Knowledge. Experience.

 


Who We Are

We believe in building long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships with our clients supported by professional respect, integrity, honesty and dedication. We make it a top priority to understand our clients’ needs through active listening and dialogue.

We simplify what's complex about custom-designed employee benefits and insurance solutions. Working together, our plan designs ensure you have the best benefit program to meet your needs. 



A Team Approach

We serve you best when working together as a team, both within Prime Benefits and with our clients, insurance carriers, and other vendor resources.

Our team approach means we consistently:


  • Listen and confirm our understanding of your needs and goals;
  • Access proprietary database information for benchmarking and reporting, as appropriate;
  • Pursue professional development to remain ahead on industry trends and technology;
  • Ensure quality output through a peer review process;
  • Treat all client information with utmost confidentiality and respect;
  • Remember that you are our most important client.

Our highly experienced and qualified Prime Benefits team delivers the highest quality of work, on time, every time.

We're proud to serve clients in the communities of: Ottawa, Brockville, Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Guelph, London, Sarnia, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver Island, Moncton, and throughout Quebec.

Tony Conte

Co-founder & Senior Partner

As one of the Senior Partners and Co-Founders of Prime Benefits Group Inc., Tony has more than 30 years’ experience in helping clients meet their goals and maximizing value in their domestic and expatriate employee benefits and group retirement plans. He is a member of the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute and the Financial Advisors Association of Canada and a past Board Member and Chair of the Benefits Alliance Group Inc. – Canada’s leading national association of independent benefits advisors.

613.897.7463 ext. 40

tony.conte@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Dave Dickinson

Co-founder & Senior Partner

As one of the Senior Partners and Co-Founders of Prime Benefits Group Inc., Dave has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefit and pension consulting business, Dave brings a breadth of knowledge and excellence in customer service to his clients. He helps firms optimize the value of their benefits programs by challenging the status quo and finding ways to make it better. Dave is an active industry member sitting on several advisory boards and hold his Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Financial Consultant designations.

613.897.7463 ext. 44

dave.dickinson@primebenefitsgroup.com

Dave Dickinson

Co-founder & Senior Partner

As one of the Senior Partners and Co-Founders of Prime Benefits Group Inc., Dave has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefit and pension consulting business, Dave brings a breadth of knowledge and excellence in customer service to his clients. He helps firms optimize the value of their benefits programs by challenging the status quo and finding ways to make it better. Dave is an active industry member sitting on several advisory boards and hold his Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Financial Consultant designations.

613.897.7463 ext. 44

dave.dickinson@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Anthony Conte

Analyst & Client Services Manager

Anthony entered the Employee Benefits field after having graduated from Carleton University in 2017.  In addition to his role of client relations and customer service, he is responsible for preparing the quarterly financial reports and conducting the annual policy renewal analysis for all clients.

613.897.7463 ext. 41

anthony.conte@primebenefitsgroup.com

Anthony Conte

Analyst & Client Services Manager

Anthony entered the Employee Benefits field after having graduated from Carleton University in 2017.  In addition to his role of client relations and customer service, he is responsible for preparing the quarterly financial reports and conducting the annual policy renewal analysis for all clients.

613.897.7463 ext. 41

anthony.conte@primebenefitsgroup.com
 
 

Conor Ryan

Employee Benefits Consultant

Conor began his career specializing in commercial insurance with Canada’s largest insurer and later moving into sales. He excelled in that industry for another 15 years before transitioning to the employee benefits field. With over 20 years’ experience in insurance, he oversees new business development and supports our current employee benefit and pension clients.

613.897.7463 ext. 42

conor.ryan@primebenefitsgroup.com

Conor Ryan

Employee Benefits Consultant

Conor began his career specializing in commercial insurance with Canada’s largest insurer and later moving into sales. He excelled in that industry for another 15 years before transitioning to the employee benefits field. With over 20 years’ experience in insurance, he oversees new business development and supports our current employee benefit and pension clients.

613.897.7463 ext. 42

conor.ryan@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Josee Veitch

Director, Operations and Benefits Administration

Committed to providing comprehensive office management and customer service, Josée brings over 25 years of experience in the employee benefits field. In addition to managing the overall operations of the firm, she is responsible for managing the benefits administration of both traditional and flexible group benefit programs, including our international insurance program.  With strong organizational skills and attention to detail, she ensures efficient and effective handling of our administered Programs.

613.897.7463 ext. 43

josee.veitch@primebenefitsgroup.com

Josee Veitch

Director, Operations and Benefits Administration

Committed to providing comprehensive office management and customer service, Josée brings over 25 years of experience in the employee benefits field. In addition to managing the overall operations of the firm, she is responsible for managing the benefits administration of both traditional and flexible group benefit programs, including our international insurance program.  With strong organizational skills and attention to detail, she ensures efficient and effective handling of our administered Programs.

613.897.7463 ext. 43

josee.veitch@primebenefitsgroup.com
 
 

Kari-Lynn Thomas

Manager, Client Services

Kari-Lynn provides exceptional service and support to employers and their HR teams regarding their company’s group benefits and retirement plans. Kari-Lynn brings over 20 years industry experience to her role and offers innovative solutions along with ethical and compliant advice, top-quality service and support. She graduated from Carleton University and holds her life license in Ontario in good standing and keeps up to date on competitive industry news, products, and solutions.

613.897.7463 ext. 45

kari.thomas@primebenefitsgroup.com

Kari-Lynn Thomas

Manager, Client Services

Kari-Lynn provides exceptional service and support to employers and their HR teams regarding their company’s group benefits and retirement plans. Kari-Lynn brings over 20 years industry experience to her role and offers innovative solutions along with ethical and compliant advice, top-quality service and support. She graduated from Carleton University and holds her life license in Ontario in good standing and keeps up to date on competitive industry news, products, and solutions.

613.897.7463 ext. 45

kari.thomas@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Gale Smith-Rutley

Customer Service Coordinator

Gale brings over 30 years of experience working first for a national level insurer and later at an independent brokerage providing customer service support. Gale's dedication, knowledge, responsiveness and organizational skills are hallmarks to the value she brings to the client experience.

613.897.7463 ext. 46

gale.smithrutley@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Doug Watt

Senior Pension Investment Advisor

Doug has over 40 years’ experience in the Pension business having worked with two major insurance companies providing expert advice and service to corporate clients.  He draws on this knowledge and expertise to help clients of Prime Benefits Group with the Governance, Investment and Education responsibilities of being a Group Retirement Plan Sponsor.  Doug is also responsible for the development and management of “Risk adjusted investment solutions and Decumulation strategies” for members approaching retirement age.

613.897.7463 ext. 47

doug.watt@primebenefitsgroup.com

Doug Watt

Senior Pension Investment Advisor

Doug has over 40 years’ experience in the Pension business having worked with two major insurance companies providing expert advice and service to corporate clients.  He draws on this knowledge and expertise to help clients of Prime Benefits Group with the Governance, Investment and Education responsibilities of being a Group Retirement Plan Sponsor.  Doug is also responsible for the development and management of “Risk adjusted investment solutions and Decumulation strategies” for members approaching retirement age.

613.897.7463 ext. 47

doug.watt@primebenefitsgroup.com
 

Jill Dickinson

Manager, Internal Marketing

Jill brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, both as a financial advisor with a national insurer for individual solutions and employee benefits, and later, at an independent firm, as Operations Manager for 10 years.  Working closely with the Sr. Partners, Dave and Tony, Jill will use her experience and creativity to support the internal marketing efforts of the Prime Benefits Group Team members.

613.897.7463 ext. 48

jill.dickinson@primebenefitsgroup.com