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Meet Your Benefits Team

Jesse McNeil

From his nomination as call centre representative of the year to his continuous ranking as a top Canadian benefits advisor, Jesse’s 15 year long record shows his commitment to client service. He has worked for insurers like Great West-Life and Pacific Blue Cross and oversaw all Group Benefits services at a large brokerage house.
During this time Jesse has developed an extensive understanding of the group insurance business. His service approach stands on developing long-term relationships, all the while seeking improved ways of solving client requests.

Group benefits markets trends
Custom plan designs
Wellness/Employee Assistance Programs

Melissa Montoril

Melissa comes from a scholarly background and a law degree, with 15 years of experience as an Office Administrator. Over the years Melissa has acquired experience in both Group Retirement and Group Benefits Sectors in working with a wide variety of Canadian insurance carriers and products. Melissa’s expertise and focus is providing outstanding client services, plan administration and implementation of employee benefit programs. Her expertise lies in all areas of group benefit plan design and accounting models.

New Group-Setup
Claim Utilization Reporting
Member Claims Inquires

Faiz Abdulla

As a co-founder and the Executive Chairman of Rise, Faiz is responsible for strategic direction and business operations. His 25 years in finance and management have resulted in an impressive resume: he negotiated and closed numerous multi-million dollar deals with financial institutions like RBC and GE Capital, and led the 2009 restructuring of National Cargo Systems, saving shareholders over 1,000,000 in just a few months. An accountant and entrepreneur by trade, Faiz’s client-centric focus and analytical savvy translate to superior service.

Designations and Awards
Certified Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 – Nominee