Assurena Insurance Agency is an independent insurance brokerage agency that carries some of the best coverage options in the entire New USA.

Our Contacts

88 Centre Street North,
Toronto L4W 1C9
+1 (419)-507-0468
+1 (213)-345-0468

Working Hours

9.00 - 5.00
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We Are People Powered

What does that mean?

Alliance is a national food broker, but really we are in the people business. We build trusted relationships. We listen and collaborate as a team and with our clients. We believe the right people working together can accomplish anything. We believe our people make a difference – because we see it every day! From our knowledgeable and experienced Account Executives, to our savvy and future-focused Trade Planning team, to our proactive Customer Service Representatives, to our hands-on, accessible Executive Leadership team, everyone in the organization is motivated by and dedicated to your success.

Our edge comes from our people: the type of people who create and utilize our vast resources and are bold enough to shape the future. It begins with the knowledge that our clients and customers depend on us.

We bring the people behind brands and retailers together, because at the end of the day, business is about building relationships. Treating others with respect, acting with integrity, and bringing out the best in each other are the cornerstones of our philosophy – and our continued success. We constantly innovate to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We are always focused on creating the future that our brands envision. We value our people and empower our teams to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Our team knows that no two brands are alike and there is no cookie-cutter path to success. That’s why we never stop looking for the best people who want to make a difference. Does this sound like you? We are always searching for motivated, career-minded people.

Meet The People Who Power Our Success

Bob Belsky


Ed Slagle

SVP Strategic Services

Michelle Parker

VP of Human Resources

Holly Gandara

VP of Sales – Albertsons Companies

Michael Scullin

VP of Sales – East

Joe Adamsen

VP of Natural/Specialty

Steve Ford

VP of Sales – West

Sharon Cummings

Whole Foods Global Team Leader

Kirsten Barner

Sr. Director of Marketing & Future Forward

Leanne Loffer

VP of Sales – Kroger

Mike Dion

Director of Sales – Small Format
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Frequently Asked Questions

1.What do you see with the future of food retailing?

Online shopping is a certain influencer, but with over 35,000 supermarkets in the U.S., you can bet brick and mortar retailers are closer to shoppers’ front doors than anyone else to provide food solutions. Food purchasing is a personal and sensory experience. Many shoppers will still want to play a larger role in their grocery shopping process than clicking and online shopping. Alliance is on the cutting edge of digital, continuously evaluating and studying the market as more shoppers’ purchase decisions are driven by social/digital.

2.What do you see as the future of the industry?

We are excited for the future! The CPG industry is being driven first and foremost by innovation by entrepreneurial brands. Even the large multi brand conglomerates are looking to make their companies more nimble as it pertains to their brand portfolios. This is only going to make the industry more exciting.

3.What is different about Alliance?

We believe in creating meaningful relationships. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all formula for success. We don’t believe people should be treated as numbers. We don’t believe in maintaining the status quo. What we do believe is that we should be working to make a better tomorrow.
Our beliefs are the foundation of how we do business.

4.How is your business model adjusting?

We love change! We are constantly assessing the industry and looking for opportunities to innovate. When an opportunity is identified, Alliance can move quickly and make investments today for the future (in both talent and technology) since we are private and debt-free.

5.What retailers do you focus on?

Every retailer in the U.S. that has a food-focus, from the largest segment (Supermarkets) to trend-setting retailers in the Natural Channel. We have close, trusted relationships with national retailers like Kroger, Publix, Whole Foods, Albertson’s, HEB, Hy-Vee, and Wegmans, but also have respected tight-knit relationships with key local and regional retailers in your area.

6.What categories do you focus on?

Our focus is on food. Food is our passion and Alliance has years of experience and proven success in growing food brands.

7.Does it matter that Alliance is privately owned?

Alliance’s focus is growing your brand and continuing to develop innovative ways of going to market, not on financing. While other brokers must devote many of their resources to finding financing or answering to investors, Alliance is able to focus on the one thing that matters to you: growing your brand. Alliance can fully reinvest into resources that stimulate growth and provide client resources you simply won’t find elsewhere.

8.Do you cover the total U.S.?

Yes! We are a nationwide food broker and are proud to be one of the few brokers that can provide this extensive coverage.