Entrepreneurial and driven, with 30+ years of leading industry expertise, Michael has the experience and know-how to guide clients to take control of their financial future.
Michael is the Area President for Gallagher’s Benefit & HR Consulting Practice, Ontario region. He and the team provide specialized consulting expertise to businesses and individuals in the areas of employee benefits, retirement plans, human resource management, tax and estate planning and insurance.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Michael graduated from Laurentian University in 1989. Upon graduation, he started his career with London Life. In 1997 Michael formed DiBrina & Associate’s & Sure Benefits Consulting.
President and founder of the DiBrina Group of companies, Michael, along with his partners, grew the company to over 90 employees with 3 locations – Toronto, New Liskeard and head office in Sudbury.
In 2017, a testament to Michael’s strategic planning and execution and visionary leadership, the DiBrina Group was acquired by Gallagher. Michael and his partners, acted upon an opportunity to elevate the company, including staff and the city of Sudbury, to an international stage and global market presence.
His entrepreneurial achievements and dedication to his clients and community have been continually recognized throughout his career. Michael is a facilitator and builder of ‘word class’ management and product development teams.
In fact, his entrepreneurial achievements were recognized in 2013 when he received the Bell Excellence Award for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. Michael is a lifetime member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table and qualifies annually for the Top of the Table which is a level of performance reached by less than .5% of financial advisors worldwide. He holds a unique designation of Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP), along with the highest honours and recognition that can be awarded to a Life Underwriter.
Michael is internationally recognized as a leader in the industry. Over the years, Michael’s business interests have gone beyond this industry. He has expanded and branched out to other facets both in Canada and the United States.
Michael is a strong believer in reinvesting in the community. He has devoted his time to many initiatives including his participation on many boards including the United Way, local hospitals, the hospice, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, universities and the Cancer Centre.
Michael is distinguished as an extremely visible and approachable leader in the community. He is described as a man of tremendous integrity, and as such has earned the respect of his employees, clients and industry colleagues across Canada, and abroad.