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Peter Maranger

Peter Maranger

Financial Advisor
Stratford

Running a successful insurance and financial services agency is challenging. In my office, we have taken complex concepts and products that can be difficult to understand for most people and excelled at translating that knowledge into protection our clients can count on. I am very proud that our office has repeatedly received special recognition from the national head office of The Co-operators for our excellence in product knowledge, sales and client service.

Before joining The Co-operators in December 2003, Peter worked for GE for eight years, most recently with GE Commercial Equipment Finance. His responsibility was to provide multi-million dollar financing solutions to companies in the automotive manufacturing sector. Prior to this, he worked for GE Fleet Services, which provides leasing and fleet management solutions to medium to large companies with a fleet of company vehicles. Several times he won the Top Achievers award, which recognizes only the top two sales producers in the organization.

Peter started his career in the retail automotive business, spending 11 years within the Ford franchise dealer system. Seven years of this time was with Highbury Ford in London in various positions such as Fleet Manager, Business Manager and New Car Sales Manager. He was Ford's Peak Performer each year during his four years as Fleet Manager. This is awarded to the top 5% of sales producers in Canada.

Peter's mission statement is "Earning your trust by ensuring your financial security." Clients have many choices when it comes to insurance products. Most consumers have never read their insurance policies and very few truly understand them. Peter takes great personal satisfaction in understanding his clients' needs and tailoring an insurance solution that works best for them. He goes one step further, communicating in terms that people understand. Peter's clients truly appreciate this level of service.

Peter has been a Stratford resident for over 30 years. He is married and has four children. He has been very involved in both Stratford area and global community initiatives, volunteering through the Rotary Club, his church, Memorial Baptist Church, and many local charitable organizations. In recognition of his dedication to personal and business excellence, Peter was awarded The Co-operators Community Achievement Award for 2012 for Central Ontario Region. In 2008, he was awarded the highest honour bestowed by the Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Business Excellence Awards Event: the Personal Excellence Award.

Whether you are looking to protect your life, your home, your investments, your car, your farm or your business, look no further than Peter Maranger.

Running a successful insurance and financial services agency is challenging. In my office, we have taken complex concepts and products that can be difficult to understand for most people and excelled at translating that knowledge into protection our clients can count on. I am very proud that our office has repeatedly received special recognition from the national head office of The Co-operators for our excellence in product knowledge, sales and client service.

Before joining The Co-operators in December 2003, Peter worked for GE for eight years, most recently with GE Commercial Equipment Finance. His responsibility was to provide multi-million dollar financing solutions to companies in the automotive manufacturing sector. Prior to this, he worked for GE Fleet Services, which provides leasing and fleet management solutions to medium to large companies with a fleet of company vehicles. Several times he won the Top Achievers award, which recognizes only the top two sales producers in the organization.

Peter started his career in the retail automotive business, spending 11 years within the Ford franchise dealer system. Seven years of this time was with Highbury Ford in London in various positions such as Fleet Manager, Business Manager and New Car Sales Manager. He was Ford's Peak Performer each year during his four years as Fleet Manager. This is awarded to the top 5% of sales producers in Canada.

Peter's mission statement is "Earning your trust by ensuring your financial security." Clients have many choices when it comes to insurance products. Most consumers have never read their insurance policies and very few truly understand them. Peter takes great personal satisfaction in understanding his clients' needs and tailoring an insurance solution that works best for them. He goes one step further, communicating in terms that people understand. Peter's clients truly appreciate this level of service.

Peter has been a Stratford resident for over 30 years. He is married and has four children. He has been very involved in both Stratford area and global community initiatives, volunteering through the Rotary Club, his church, Memorial Baptist Church, and many local charitable organizations. In recognition of his dedication to personal and business excellence, Peter was awarded The Co-operators Community Achievement Award for 2012 for Central Ontario Region. In 2008, he was awarded the highest honour bestowed by the Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Business Excellence Awards Event: the Personal Excellence Award.

Whether you are looking to protect your life, your home, your investments, your car, your farm or your business, look no further than Peter Maranger.

Stephen Webb

Stephen Webb

Group Sales Specialist
Stratford

Stephen’s 15 years of experience with The Co-operators and his wealth of experience from other professions provide him the ability to create unique Group Benefit Plan solutions for his prospective clients. With his background knowledge and passion to assist future clients, he works diligently to build a Group Benefit Plan based on their needs while working tirelessly helping existing clients manage their current plans.

With an appetite to improve, he is constantly looking for information and knowledge while working with his team to always find the best result for clients.

Stephen’s 15 years of experience with The Co-operators and his wealth of experience from other professions provide him the ability to create unique Group Benefit Plan solutions for his prospective clients. With his background knowledge and passion to assist future clients, he works diligently to build a Group Benefit Plan based on their needs while working tirelessly helping existing clients manage their current plans.

With an appetite to improve, he is constantly looking for information and knowledge while working with his team to always find the best result for clients.

Beverley Maranger

Beverley Maranger

Associate Insurance Advisor
Stratford

Beverley specializes in the administration of property insurance products. She supports the office with administrative policy work, report generation and community initiatives. She also enjoys bookkeeping and marketing. Beverley volunteers with the VON Adult Day Care Program by providing musical entertainment. She is also a certified senior fitness instructor for OneCare Support and actively supports her church in their community meals program. In her personal time, Beverley is a solo vocal recording artist who has recorded two albums, and she appears locally at various community events singing gospel, jazz and pop music.

Beverley specializes in the administration of property insurance products. She supports the office with administrative policy work, report generation and community initiatives. She also enjoys bookkeeping and marketing. Beverley volunteers with the VON Adult Day Care Program by providing musical entertainment. She is also a certified senior fitness instructor for OneCare Support and actively supports her church in their community meals program. In her personal time, Beverley is a solo vocal recording artist who has recorded two albums, and she appears locally at various community events singing gospel, jazz and pop music.

Sara Hotson

Sara Hotson

Associate Insurance Advisor
Stratford

Sara has a strong background in the financial field with her extensive knowledge of banking and administration in her role as Associate Insurance Advisor . She has received many “Best of the Best” client service awards, which speak to her sincere desire to help others and facilitate a great client experience with each interaction. Home and Auto insurance solutions are Sara’s specialties. In 2019, she was awarded the highest national honour for Associate Advisors, the Service Excellence Bravo Award.

Sara loves her community and shows it by volunteering in events such as Bowl for Kids Sake, Relay for Life and helping out with the Salvation Army Kettles . In her personal time, Sara loves to read and seeks outdoor activities where she can spend time with her family, friends and two great kids.

Sara has a strong background in the financial field with her extensive knowledge of banking and administration in her role as Associate Insurance Advisor . She has received many “Best of the Best” client service awards, which speak to her sincere desire to help others and facilitate a great client experience with each interaction. Home and Auto insurance solutions are Sara’s specialties. In 2019, she was awarded the highest national honour for Associate Advisors, the Service Excellence Bravo Award.

Sara loves her community and shows it by volunteering in events such as Bowl for Kids Sake, Relay for Life and helping out with the Salvation Army Kettles . In her personal time, Sara loves to read and seeks outdoor activities where she can spend time with her family, friends and two great kids.

Rick Brodhagen

Rick Brodhagen

Associate Financial Advisor
Stratford

Joining us in 2019, Rick has enjoyed getting to know our family of clients, and introducing new clients to our office. In his role as Associate Financial Advisor, specializing in Life and Critical Illness coverage, he draws from his own experiences in having a major organ transplant to sympathize with and assist those going through difficult times. Rick has experienced first-hand the need for proper insurance coverage, and being a former skilled tradesman, he provides superior service to Business and Farm clients using realistic and familiar scenarios.

He is a doting father and devoted husband, while still making time for his community through fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House and SickKids. Rick likes to spend his time enjoying nature and working on his many home improvement projects.

Joining us in 2019, Rick has enjoyed getting to know our family of clients, and introducing new clients to our office. In his role as Associate Financial Advisor, specializing in Life and Critical Illness coverage, he draws from his own experiences in having a major organ transplant to sympathize with and assist those going through difficult times. Rick has experienced first-hand the need for proper insurance coverage, and being a former skilled tradesman, he provides superior service to Business and Farm clients using realistic and familiar scenarios.

He is a doting father and devoted husband, while still making time for his community through fundraising efforts for Ronald McDonald House and SickKids. Rick likes to spend his time enjoying nature and working on his many home improvement projects.

Breanne Schaeffer

Breanne Schaeffer

Associate Financial Advisor
Stratford

In 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic, Bree took a huge leap to switch careers and join our team. Previously, Bree worked as the Program Co-ordinator of the Youth Homeless Shelter in Stratford. She thrives on helping people, as well as meeting others and creating lasting bonds. She has first-hand experience in recognizing the need for insurance. In 2016, Bree sustained injuries in a car accident, including a fractured vertebra. Going through that experience gave her the knowledge to provide support to those who are in similar situations.


In her spare time, Bree loves to spoil her dog, Pete. Bree recently adopted Pete and they enjoy going for walks and playing fetch. Bree saw Pete under a special adoption category for dogs with unique needs (he is missing a leg), and immediately knew it was her job to give Pete a second chance at a great life. He can frequently be found in the office, enjoying the atmosphere and attention of our busy space.

In 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic, Bree took a huge leap to switch careers and join our team. Previously, Bree worked as the Program Co-ordinator of the Youth Homeless Shelter in Stratford. She thrives on helping people, as well as meeting others and creating lasting bonds. She has first-hand experience in recognizing the need for insurance. In 2016, Bree sustained injuries in a car accident, including a fractured vertebra. Going through that experience gave her the knowledge to provide support to those who are in similar situations.


In her spare time, Bree loves to spoil her dog, Pete. Bree recently adopted Pete and they enjoy going for walks and playing fetch. Bree saw Pete under a special adoption category for dogs with unique needs (he is missing a leg), and immediately knew it was her job to give Pete a second chance at a great life. He can frequently be found in the office, enjoying the atmosphere and attention of our busy space.