American Global expands into Canada
By Adam FreillConstruction Risk Management
Kent Peters named president of privately held construction-focused broker’s Canadian operations.
American Global, one of the largest privately held construction brokers in the United States, has announced its expansion into Canada. The Canadian operations will be led from the Greater Toronto Area under the direction of Kent Peters, the newly appointed president of American Global of Canada, ULC.
Peters has more than 34 years of experience in the surety, performance security and credit products space for contractors in Canada, including more than a dozen years as a construction surety and risk management executive, serving as national director for a global broker providing products for the P3 space.
“With offices already established in Europe, the expansion across our own border, into Canada, was a natural progression that will enable American Global to provide clients with additional international capabilities and resources,” stated American Global CEO Michael Marino.
“We are thrilled to have Kent lead our Canadian operation,” added COO and group president David Marino. “With his extensive experience and proven leadership, I am confident that American Global will be well-received and well represented in this important market.”