Brian is the President and Founder of Symbiotic Partnerships Inc., Director and Officer of Symbiotic Living Inc., formerly Business Development Consultant to Buck Consultants Ltd., and formerly a Founder and Corporate Controller at Devtek Corporation (currently Heroux-Devtek). Brian has worked in the Bahamas for 20 years for numerous corporate clients on their group health insurance programs.
In his roles with Symbiotic Partnerships Inc. Brian has worked with numerous national and international companies in a management consulting role; including Xerox/Buck Consultants, Allstate Benefits Inc., Manulife and Green Shield. Brian worked very closely with Allstate Benefits on launching their successful Voluntary Critical Illness (CI) program in Canada.
In his role with Xerox/Buck Consultants, Brian worked with numerous national organizations including CIBC Wood Gundy and RBC DS; in collaboration with Normand Frenette and Marc-Andre Vinson on setting up Buck's very successful IPP (Individual Pension Plan) program in Canada. In addition, Brian collaborated with various people (including Jim Reid) at Xerox/Buck in setting up the Green Shield/Xerox (Buck) white labeled flexible benefits administration program. Finally, Brian also collaborated with a number of people at Xerox/Buck (including Chris Bray) in setting up Manulife's global employee share ownership plan administration program.
While heading up his company BIAI (Bornstein Insurance Agency Inc.), Brian worked very closely with the Wal-Mart Canada HR team when they first came to Canada. He was actively involved in the design and communication of their first modified flex plan in Canada. Including traveling across Canada to meet with Associates and holding focus group sessions that he ran.
Jan brings a wealth of knowledge to Symbiotic Partnerships, through her diverse life experiences. Since graduating from the University of Western Ontario with an honours business degree, Jan has worked in various industries from the service industry to manufacturing. In the manufacturing sector Jan worked in human resources with Magna International, along with Gabriel of Canada (Stant Corperation), as Director of Human Resources. Jan also worked in the head office of Devtek Corporation in the role of Human Resource/Investor Relations for a number of years. Devtek was merged with 'Heroux' to form Heroux-Devtek.
In the service industry, Jan formed and ran a franchised gift basket company (On Occasion) that was eventually sold.
Jan continues to act as a consultant to various business ventures, lending support and counsel to many facets of the Symbiotic Companies. In collaboration with her son Erik (Mazenga/Symbiotic Living), she recently completed an eco-friendly, modern custom building project.
After graduating from St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Sean attended the University of New Brunswick. Sean now resides in Rhode Island, USA where he administers the website and is the point of contact for Symbiotic Partnerships Inc. Sean is the Client Coordinator for Symbiotic Partnerships Inc.
Erik’s drive for being an entrepreneur started at a young age in the construction industry; working summers for his uncle in custom home building.
During his time at Western University, Erik ran a successful marketing company; which he sold, in order to focus more on his passion - Custom homes and construction. Erik transferred to Fanshawe College, where he attended the Construction Engineering Technology program.
After 10 years of custom home building, Erik decided to partner with Mazenga Building Group. While at Mazenga, the company has grown to one of the largest custom home and high end construction companies in Toronto; with over 40 employees and 3 divisions.
Erik has also recently been one of the Founders of Core Development Group Inc. and Symbiotic Living Inc. which are both development focused companies. Erik’s experience, large network and constant drive for success has made him an asset/resource to Symbiotic Partnerships Inc.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies from The University of Western Ontario, Leigh worked as a Human Resource Coordinator for The Globe and Mail in Toronto. A year later, she moved to Sydney, Australia.
During her stay in Sydney, she worked in Human Resources and Marketing for record label Albert Music, whilst simultaneously earning an Advanced Diploma of Marketing. Two years later, Leigh returned to Toronto as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Symbiotic Technologies Inc.
Leigh currently resides in London, England where she has spent time serving as the TRS Global Project Coordinator and PMO for the Unilever Global Reward team. Currently Leigh works with the Xerox/Buck Consultants Global Rewards Team. She maintains her involvement with each of the Symbiotic companies remotely from the UK, through providing business consulting and advice.