Dave Patriarche founded Mainstay in 1996 to provide employee benefits to small businesses. A strong believer in continuing education in this area, he started a small networking group in 2003, which evolved into Canadian Group Insurance Brokers, an organization dedicated to supporting continuing education for the benefits industry.
Dave is recognized as a leader in the benefits industry, a contributor to industry publications, a mentor and resource to benefit brokers and an active participant in industry think tank groups.
Dave lives with his wife Joanne in Markham, Ontario and they have 2 sons Matthew and Mitchell. His unique approach to work and life gives him 13+ weeks of vacation. He uses much of this taking clients, friends, and associates sailing. His Heavy Weather Passage, Atlantic Crossing and other adventures have provided him with a bounty of stories he weaves into client interactions, workshops and at speaking events.