EXECUTIVE TEAM

Scott Andrew - President, Chief Executive Officer

As a fourth-generation insurance professional managing Andrew Agencies Ltd. in rural Manitoba, Scott realized the need for a fully integrated automation system in a broker’s office. In his role of President and CEO of Custom Software Solutions, Scott made the development of a true industry SEMCI solution a reality. Scott provides overall strategic leadership and management direction for Custom Software and, at the same time, he continues as President of Andrew Agencies Ltd., a family-owned brokerage business in Virden, Manitoba, since 1913. Over the past few years, Andrew Agencies Ltd. has grown to include 20 locations in MB, SK and AB, and provides an invaluable testing ground or “reality therapy” for the Custom Software product.

Brock Andrew, BComm, C.D. - Chief Operating Officer

Brock joined Custom Software in July 2001 after a 12-year career as an officer in the Canadian Forces. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba in 1989 with a major in both finance and computer information systems. While with the Canadian Forces, Brock demonstrated his strong operations management capabilities through progressive advancement, including positions held as the officer in charge of operations of an Operational CF 18 Fighter Squadron. He brings with him a strong background in programming, personnel management, task management, and leadership.

Robert Eslinger, CGA - Chief Financial Officer

Robert joined Custom Software Solutions in 1999 after an accomplished 14-year career in municipal administration. As CFO, Robert is responsible for corporate finance and administration for Custom Software. His strong accounting background and experience in implementing and using information systems are often called upon in the specification and development of new Business Management System features and modules. Robert is a valuable asset to the team and allows himself to be readily available in assisting our many broker clients as needs arise.

Jacy Whyte, BComm - Chief Marketing Officer

Jacy has been a member or contributor to the Board of Directors of Custom Software since 1997 and contributes a very strong insurance knowledge and financial background to the organization. He served as Vice President of Marketing from 2002-2017. In February 2017, Jacy assumed the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. He continues to have an active role in and is Vice President of Financial Services for Andrew Agencies Ltd. In 1988, he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and his Canadian Securities Course in 1994. Jacy is a licensed broker for General and Life insurance and mutual funds.

Chris Chambers - Vice President of Sales

Chris joined CSSI in late 2021 as Vice President of Sales. A dynamic and well-respected leader, Chris brings more than 20 years of leadership-sales based experience in technology, software, insurance, and management consulting organizations. His previous roles include SVP of Sales; General Manager/Sales Lead; Vice President of Sales & Client Services; Country Manager; and other senior positions.

Dave Schioler, MBA (Queen's), JD (Dalhousie), B.Ed., BA (Honours Political Science) (U of MB) - Executive Vice President & General Counsel

A licenced lawyer of 30 years, Dave has profound experience as an executive and general counsel for select businesses in Manitoba. A CSSI Board Director since 2010, Dave joined CSSI as Executive Vice President & General Counsel in November of 2019, bringing vast insurance industry experience, having previously served for 12 years as CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM). Dave also serves as Executive Vice President & General Counsel for CSSI related companies Andrew Agencies Ltd., RFNOW Inc. and Air Andrew Ltd.

Dave is well recognized for his success in political and industry advocacy. He is involved in many business, professional and community activities, including recent 2020 participation on the Victoria General Hospital ‘Miracle Garden Party’ Committee in support of mental health, 2017-19 service as Chair of a Riverview Health Centre Capital Campaign, and other past service as a Board Director on the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation, as Chair of Legal Aid Manitoba, and as a Director on the Boards of Special Olympics International Council, Special Olympics Canada, Special Olympics Manitoba, Canada’s national Parole Board, Deer Lodge Hospital, St. James-Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.