Our commitment to client satisfaction has been the foundation for success. Each member of The Winch Group team has a solid and distinctive approach to the benefits industry.

Gary Winch


Gary Winch has extensive experience in all areas of employee benefits that is matched by his deep commitment to building long-term client relationships. He has helped hundreds of companies understand the needs, obligations and rewards of strategically managing their employee benefit programs.

905.639.4287 ext. 270

Warren Mills


Warren Mills has built an impressive list of clients that count on his strong analytical skills and his ability to translate complex details into simple concepts that make sense to employers and employees. He understands that achieving long-term cost control can be realized once employees are educated to become better consumers of health care.

905.639.4287 ext. 250

Gary Shea


Gary Shea works with clients to understand their business, vision, and values and to develop employee benefit programs that are a perfect fit with the organizational culture and resources. Many years of experience with insurance providers has given Gary the advantage to help his clients reduce expenses, claim costs and provide overall administration.

905.639.4287 ext. 230

Don Smart

B. Comm., GBA

Don Smart’s knowledge and expertise are invaluable, complemented by a strategic vision to best serve his clients. Countless companies have received maximum value for their investments under Don’s guidance. He also believes a benefits program should match the needs of a client with the most cost-effective plans today.

905.639.4287 ext. 300

Carly Winch


Carly joined The Winch Group team as a benefits advisor in June 2017. After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Guelph) and then an International Business Management certification (George Brown), Carly spent several years working in the finance and accounting industry. She has her LLQP, Mutual Funds License, and is currently working towards a GBA designation through Dalhousie. Carly is a dedicated professional with a strong work ethic and is excited to build lasting relationships with clients by providing exceptional service, advice and guidance.

905.639.4287 ext. 370

James Guest


James joined The Winch Group as an advisor after several years with one of Canada’s top insurers. Using his background in underwriting as well as service he is able to help his client get more from their group plan, working to develop low-cost high-value solutions. James has achieved his CEBS designation and uses his expertise to offer customized meaningful advice. With an analytical approach and an authentic desire to help James is able to build long-lasting, genuine relationships with his clients.

905.639.4287 ext. 330

Laurie Sobie


Laurie has been a specialist in employee benefits and group retirement plans for over 30 years. She is committed and dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and helping her clients manage their employee benefit programs. Laurie is very active with The Benefits Alliance Group which is a national organization comprised of 36 independent member firms with more than 175 advisors. They share benefit trends and insights, and leverage their in-depth knowledge of the marketplace to provide their clients with the best solutions.