The Team

Kathleen O'Keefe, President 

For more than 20 years, Kathleen has been an employee benefit, group retirement and individual insurance specialist, advising clients in key areas of their business.  After graduating from the University of Guelph she joined London Life as an Employee Benefit and Pension Specialist where she managed two top GTA agencies. In 1998 she left London Life to pursue an independent practice and has been specializing in employee benefits, group retirement plans and executive compensation ever since.  Kathleen is a founding member of The Benefits Alliance Group – Canada’s largest group of Independent Employee Benefit Advisors.

Kathleen has been actively involved as a mentor for 12 years with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto, as well as fundraising for their National Organization from 2000-2003. Additionally she volunteers her time with the Canadian Children’s Aid Foundation as Chair for their annual Women’s Golf Classic event. http://www.cafdn.org/womensgolfclassic/

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Venessa Magny, Employee Benefits & HR Coordinator

Venessa began her academic career at University of Ottawa where she obtained a Bachelor of Honours in Psychology and Criminology in 2014.  After graduation she pursued her passion for Human Resources by enrolling in the Humber College Human Resources program, earning her certificate in early 2015.  She is currently an active member of Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario and is looking forward to gaining her Certified Human Resources Professional designation in the upcoming year.  Her unique abilities acquired during her job as a peer advisor at the Career Centres at both University of Ottawa and Humber College adds to the value she provides our clients.

Laura Piccione, Payroll Coordinator

Laura began her career over 10 years ago as a payroll and accounting specialist managing large construction and importing/exporting businesses.  In 2005 she added the designation of Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP) from Seneca College, and then joined Infocus Business Solutions managing the human resources, payroll services and benefit administration for their clients.  Laura is a results-oriented administrator and is the go-to-person for our clients, liaising daily with insurance companies, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board & the Canada Revenue Agency on their behalf.