Brand Foundation

Our Core Purpose

We do everything we can to keep your life the same.

Our Vision

Every future realized.

Our Mission

One person and one family at a time, we help our clients envision their future now.

Who we are

Mark Ber

Mark Ber

Mark Ber, Partner

As the saying goes, “Change is good.” And in today’s world, change is regarded as an inevitable fact of life.

But Mark Ber doesn’t see it that way. He places the highest value on continuity. That accounts for the unexpected core purpose shared by Mark and his team: We do everything we can to keep your life the same.

Yes – some things will indeed have to change. But not everything. Including the future you envision for your children, for your spouse, for your business, for your family’s lifestyle and for your legacy.

That’s where the Producers Group vision comes in: Every future realized. And to realize this vision, it is Mark’s focus each and every day to – one person and one family at a time – help his clients envision their future now.

Mark’s ability to look forward has been decades in the making. He graduated from York University with a degree in Economics in 1982. Upon graduation, he worked with Sun Life Financial and then became an associate with PPI Financial Group. In 1986 he co-founded Rapid-Med Plus, a company providing paramedical and underwriting services to the life insurance industry across Canada. And in 1992, Mark founded the Producers Group.

He is a past recipient of the National Quality Award, has been recognized by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and is a longtime top-tier producer – one who continues to be recognized for high achievement in the industry – with the majority of major insurance carriers in Canada.

Mark is also involved in private equity placement, multi-unit residential, commercial real estate developments and the transportation industry.

Clients know that Mark, having more than 30 years of experience delivering personalized service, is “what you see is what you get.” He is recognized as deeply knowledgeable about all facets of insurance and as highly creative, hardworking, caring – and always available with good advice.

Jason Middleton

Jason Middleton

Jason Middleton, BBA, CFP / Partner

As the common expression goes, “Change is good.” And in today’s world, change is regarded as unavoidable – as an inevitable part of life.

But Jason Middleton sees things differently. He thinks that continuity is the highest value. And so the core purpose shared by Jason and the entire Producers Group team: We do everything we can to keep your life the same.

Some things will have to change. But not everything. Including the future you envision for your children, for your spouse, for your business, for your family’s lifestyle and for your legacy.

That’s where the Producers Group vision comes in: Every future realized. And every day, Jason works toward that vision by, one person and one family at a time, helping his clients envision their future now.

For Jason, this future focus is grounded in a comprehensive background in accounting and finance. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick in 1999, with Honours in Accounting and Corporate Finance. Upon graduation, he worked with Deloitte and Touche as a level 1 associate and earned his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 2003.

He has since worked at every level of the estate planning and insurance industry: at the manufacturer level, the distributor level and, most importantly, as an independent insurance broker and business owner.

Jason is renowned by clients not just for his experience but also for his empathy, creativity and compassion – all of which adds up to an ability to listen carefully, understand clients’ point of view and thereby educate on the best solutions specifically for them.

Doug Middleton

Doug Middleton

Doug Middleton, Partner

One person and one business at a time, Doug places the highest value on continuity. His goal is to provide simple and easy-to-understand employee benefit insurance solutions that offer clients protection and peace of mind. That’s where Doug brings the core vision of Producers Group to the employee benefit industry.

Doug’s extensive insurance career began with a major group benefits insurance company nearly two decades ago. It is Doug’s focus each day to help clients manage their employee benefit package and premiums.

Doug graduated from Laurentian University in 2000 and soon after jumped into the group benefits field. He has worked at every level in the benefits industry: underwriting, contracts, service, marketing, and most importantly as an independent insurance broker. With his balanced approach he works tirelessly to ensure group health and dental plans are custom to each company.

Doug is known not just for his experience but also his service, creativity and caring for each situation and client.

Angie Avila

Angie Avila, Group Operations Manager

Angie’s extensive insurance carrier began over 25 years ago in the employee benefit industry. She has worked in corporate head offices and independent broker environments. Angie offers global perspective – specializing in plan design, marketing and administration.

Angie’s focus is continually on service – whether undertaking the implementation of a new employee benefits program or the transition to a new insurance carrier. Her belief of client satisfaction and striving to provide superior service in a timely matter is harmonious with The Producers Group vision.

While change is inevitable, Angie brings the Same is Good philosophy to employers, to provide a quality insurance program to their employees as a total rewards package.