Blue Pier™ is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Saad Farooqi to the role of Vice President, Client Relations and Ms. Brigit Aquilina to the role of Executive Office Manager.
With more than 12 years of experience in the group benefits industry, Mr. Farooqi has worked with several large organizations, including Investors Group, Sun Life, Manulife, Benecaid and Morneau Shepell, providing total rewards advice and solutions to large and small employers, including some of Canada’s top companies. He has deep expertise in client relations and a strong focus on delivering innovative, value-added group pension and benefits solutions to Canadian employers. Mr. Farooqi holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) as well as FP1, FP2, GBA, and LLQP designations.
Ms. Aquilina has over 8 years of managerial experience working in the customer service, medical, and technology sectors. She excels in operations, marketing, CRM management, administration, product training, and business event planning. Brigit holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM).
“Today, most of Canada’s workforce has no hope of receiving a pension income. Innovative new approaches to pension delivery are essential to changing that. I’m looking forward to working with Blue Pier to make pensions possible, for everyone,” said Mr. Farooqi. “Blue Pier’s explicit social mission – retirement income security for everyone – makes it an exciting place to work” said Ms. Aquilina.
“We are delighted to welcome Saad and Brigit to the growing Blue Pier team”, said James Pierlot, Blue Pier’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working with them to deliver on our mission to make pension plan participation realistic and affordable for employers so that Canada’s future retirees can enjoy income security and a high quality of life in retirement.”
About Blue Pier™
Blue Pier enables employers of any size in Ontario and across Canada to offer customized workplace pensions to their employees without taking on the costs and risks of pension administration. The first pension plan of its kind in Canada, Blue Pier leverages scale, technology and unique design features to deliver sustainable, cost-effective pensions with minimal workload for employers.