Gerald Shtull is a prominent leader in credit insurance expertise. As president and founder of Canada’s largest brokerage firm specialized in credit insurance, he has been at the vanguard of North America’s adoption of credit insurance for enterprises.
Mr. Shtull earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1969, his MBA from York University in 1971, and returned to McGill to achieve his designation in Chartered Accountancy in 1975. After twenty years of practical experience as controller and chief financial officer in several firms, focusing on the textile and entertainment industries, he decided to strike out on his own.
In 1994, Gerald Shtull & Associates was established. The company became foremost in the province of Quebec, and soon achieved national prominence. Gerald’s vast insurance knowledge and unmatched industry expertise in manufacturing and importing is paramount in identifying the needs of and providing solutions to his clients.
GSA has been arranged as an extended family of sorts, incorporating the Shtull family as well as a valued network of employees and associates. Gerald has assembled a dynamic, discerning, and highly experienced team which he mentors and inspires continually
Mixing business with pleasure, Gerald enjoys international travel in all its forms. A doting grandfather, he cherishes his family time.
With a BBA from Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida, Michael began his career in sales with CNA Financial Corporation. After three years excelling in Florida and Manhattan, Michael returned to Montreal and joined his father at Gerald Shtull & Associates in 2001.
With a focus on new business and customer development, Micheal is solution-oriented, creatively tailoring policies to establish an ideal fit between product and company.
Michael is a golf enthusiast and the happy father of a growing family.
Jeffrey graduated from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce, and achieved his designation in Chartered Accountancy in 2005. After five years in the assurance division at Ernst & Young and three years as an insurance agent at Coface Canada, Jeffrey decided to join the family business in 2007.
A concrete knowledge base in both the accounting and the insurance spheres has shaped Jeffrey’s dedication to customer satisfaction. Maintaining the first-rate reputation of Gerald Shtull & Associates and advancing the best interest of the customer are his main objectives.
Aside from downhill skiing and travel, Jeffrey’s main interest is spending time with his young family.
Ron Magee, who joined the firm in 2014, is the newest member of the GSA team. Heading up our Toronto office, Ron has made the transition to broker after six years as a successful credit insurance agent at Coface Canada.
A B.A. in Economics from York University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business launched Ron into a career in the financial sector including financial management and account executive positons before he transitioned into the insurance world.
While laying lasting groundwork for our Toronto operations, Ron’s dual focus is on new business development and continuing client satisfaction. Ron spends much time networking with bankers and accountants to explain how credit insurance can benefit their clients.
A sports enthusiast, Ron is very active in charity work and enjoys travel with his wife.
Christine’s career began with several formative years in credit management. These building blocks served her well in her three years as a Customer Service Representative at Euler Hermes Canada. Christine brought her strong expertise and product knowledge to Gerald Shtull & Associates in 2002.
A self-proclaimed people person, Christine’s talents are based in her commitment to client relations and her ability to foster lasting, beneficial relationships and establish mutual trust.
An ardent warm-climate traveller, Christine enjoys meeting and engaging with people from all walks of life.
Caroline has more than twenty years of experience in administration and office coordination in the fields of telecommunication, real estate, and insurance.
With a strong focus on organization, support, and backup work, Caroline has maintained operations at GSA behind the scenes since 2006.
Caroline’s vibrancy and energy can be attributed to her active lifestyle. Outdoor activities, especially tennis, are her favourite pastimes.
Beginning as a Customer Service Representative, Tiziana spent seventeen years with Euler Hermes Canada. After a four year stint in Toronto as their Commercial Underwriter and National Client Service Director, she returned to her hometown of Montreal and joined Gerald Shtull & Associates in 2009.
With her vast knowledge of the Garment Industry and beyond, Tiziana’s insights are invaluable as a market expert. Her problem solving and crisis aversion techniques are special assets in maintaining existing client relations.
Not your average soccer mom, Tiziana enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.
Cynthia Cerroni, who joined the GSA team in 2018 has made the transition to broker after 4 years as a credit insurance agent and subsequent national broker director at Coface Canada.
After receiving a BComm from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, Cynthia commenced her career as a Credit Manager, which made for a smooth transition into the world of Credit Insurance.
With invaluable insight on how successful credit departments can operate within companies, she provides knowledge on the unique benefits of incorporating Credit Insurance to that mix.
Cynthia’s love for travel allows her young family to interact with different cultures and have wonderful family experiences.