Our Team

Domenic Sturino Centric CEO
Scott J. Francis
President & CEO
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A highly qualified and motivated Insurance Professional who possesses strong leadership and communication skills. A methodical and strategic thinker with an acumen for business development. Scott brings over 40 years claims experience in the insurance industry. His depth of knowledge on all aspects of insurance claims management provides SIAdvisers’ clients an edge in successfully managing their claims and litigation.


Professional Experience

  • SIAdvisers – Subrogateway, November 2012 – present
    • President & CEO, Licenced ALL Lines Independent Adjuster, Ontario
    • Licensed ALL Lines Independent Adjuster, Newfoundland (2017)
    • Expert Witness at Trial – D&O and E&O Claims
  • Aon Canada National Director of Claims, 2004 – 2012
    Senior Vice President, RIBO Licenced Insurance Broker


    •  National Advocacy Leader
    • Managed all claims matters
    • Managed National and Regional claims structures and processes
    • Managed 46 staff in Claims department
    • Managed the internal Errors and Omissions matters for Aon in association with Aon General Counsel
    • Managed the development and maintained communications with major insurers in the Domestic and International markets
    • Negotiated both coverage and quantum with underwriters on behalf of clients
    • Provided Catastrophic Claims Management, handled errors and omissions negotiations with insurers in conjunction with the National Broking Leader and monitored and addressed losses with Relationship Managers and Originators
    • Provided strategic recommendations based on trend analysis reports generated from claims staff on a national, regional and local basis
  • Shumka Craig and Moore – (The Shumka Group), 2000 – 2004
    • Partner in SCM
    • Licensed All Lines Independent Adjuster
    • Executive Vice President
    • Developed and managed the Commercial Claims Resolution Division
    • Developed and managed the Bloodstock and Agricultural Division
    • Developed continued working relationship with Lloyds of London regarding general Property and Casualty programs and also the Bloodstock programs
    • Member of the Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association
    • Member of the Ontario Risk Managers Association
  • Cunningham Lindsey, 1975 – 2000
    • Shareholder in Cunningham Lindsey, formerly known as Lindsey Newsome and Morden and Helwig
    • Licensed All Lines Independent Adjuster
    • Held multiple positions within the firm from producing Adjuster, to Manager, to Assistant Vice President to Vice President
    • Managed offices on a local, regional and national basis
    • Developed the Bloodstock and Agricultural Division
    • Developed relations with Lloyds’ of London regarding the Bloodstock and Agricultural Division
    • Specialized in Professional Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, Agricultural Liability, Bloodstock Liability and Mortality claims.  Agricultural environmental and property, Government and Institutional Liability, Medical Malpractice and Hospital Liability
  • L. S. Croth Insurance Adjusters, 1972 -1974
    • Licensed All Lines Independent Adjuster
    • Handled Property and Casualty Claims
    • Developed business relationships with Brokers and Insurers on a local basis
    • Managed Multiple Agricultural Claims as a direct result of Tornado losses in South Western Ontario
  • The Co-Operators, 1970 -1972
    • Staff adjuster
    • Handled Property, Casualty and Auto related Claims
    • Completed the Detailed Claims Statement taking guidelines
    • Attended all internal Claims Training Seminars


  • Develop and maintain communication with major insurers around the world.
  • Negotiate both coverage and quantum with underwriters on behalf of major clients.
  • Provide catastrophic claims management, handles errors and omissions negotiations with insurers in conjunction with the national broking leader and monitors and addresses losses with
    relationship managers/originators.
  • Provide trategic recommendations based on trend analysis reports generated from claims staff on a national, regional and local basis.

Special Capabilities & Achievements

  • Patent infringement
  • Ethical institution liability
  • Public entity liability
  • Environmental and engineering
  • Hospital liability
  • Bloodstock liability & mortality claims
  • Product liability
  • Sexual abuse and molestation losses
  • Professional E&O
  • Employment practices liability
  • Agricultural liability
  • Agricultural environmental
  • Member, Ontario Insurance Adjusters
  • Associate Member, Ontario Risk Managers Association


  •  Graduate of North Park Collegiate and Vocational School, Brantford Ontario – 1970
  • Completed and obtained from the Ontario Government licensing to qualify as an All Lines Independent Adjuster
  • Retained this qualification with continued studies until 2002 – 2002, then secured my Registered Insurance Brokers License
  • Continually completed the RIBO educational requirements on a yearly basis

Personal Activities

  • Over 40 years of active involvement in the Equine industry as an owner of horses
  • Managed a large portfolio of horses internationally
  • Worked and trained horses
  • Former member of the Canadian Cutting Horse Association & the Ontario Cutting Horse Association
  • Golf
  • Classic 1974 Corvette Stingray

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