Our Team

CEO

James Cumming has taken on the role of CEO of the HGA Group. He is a business leader with a proven track record of developing strategy, and will be the energy behind the HGA team. He will bring the same commitment, energy and enthusiasm he has built his much respected reputation on. James has held the position of CEO with Creative Door Services, Courtenay Real Estate Services Inc., Princeton Developments Ltd. and Cormode & Dickson Construction 1983 Ltd. Most recently he held the position of CEO with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

James was born and raised in Edmonton, and has spent his entire business career in the greater Edmonton area. He has been married to his wife Debbie for over 34 years and is the proud father of three children.

His talent for strategic planning and managing growth has also led to positions on the Board of Kaizen Synergies Inc. as well as key roles with leading organizations such as Junior Achievement, Northlands Park, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Construction Association, the Alberta Art Stabilization Fund, Norlien Foundation, Alberta Opportunity Corporation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, to name a few.

Not only is James an experienced businessman, but he was recently a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2015 federal election.
James is a graduate of NAIT’s Construction Engineering Technology Program, and a recipient of NAIT’s Alumni Award of Distinction as well as Top 50 Alumni for his many contributions to his profession and the community.

We are proud of have James as both the strategist for the HGA team and a key member of our group of advisors.

James CummingCEO

James Cumming has taken on the role of CEO of the HGA Group. He is a business leader with a proven track record of developing strategy, and will be the energy behind the HGA team. He will bring the same commitment, energy and enthusiasm he has built his much respected reputation on. James has held the position of CEO with Creative Door Services, Courtenay Real Estate Services Inc., Princeton Developments Ltd. and Cormode & Dickson Construction 1983 Ltd. Most recently he held the position of CEO with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

James was born and raised in Edmonton, and has spent his entire business career in the greater Edmonton area. He has been married to his wife Debbie for over 34 years and is the proud father of three children.

His talent for strategic planning and managing growth has also led to positions on the Board of Kaizen Synergies Inc. as well as key roles with leading organizations such as Junior Achievement, Northlands Park, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Construction Association, the Alberta Art Stabilization Fund, Norlien Foundation, Alberta Opportunity Corporation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, to name a few.

Not only is James an experienced businessman, but he was recently a candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2015 federal election.
James is a graduate of NAIT’s Construction Engineering Technology Program, and a recipient of NAIT’s Alumni Award of Distinction as well as Top 50 Alumni for his many contributions to his profession and the community.

We are proud of have James as both the strategist for the HGA team and a key member of our group of advisors.

Director

John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 35 years’ experience providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range of clients, you can be assured that John’s leadership touches every client that comes through our door.

 

– In addition to his own ventures, John was a Business and Industry delegate at the Alberta Growth Summit and has sat on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committees of a number of significant public companies. He also sits on the Board of two Venture Capital Companies based in Edmonton.

John HowardDirector

John is an entrepreneur, keeping close watch on government news releases and market trends. With over 35 years’ experience providing audit, accounting, and income tax services to a wide range of clients, you can be assured that John’s leadership touches every client that comes through our door.

 

– In addition to his own ventures, John was a Business and Industry delegate at the Alberta Growth Summit and has sat on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committees of a number of significant public companies. He also sits on the Board of two Venture Capital Companies based in Edmonton.

Director
Quentin is our go-to guy for reaching items on the top shelf. His top 3 loves are his family, a sunny windless golf course and his passion for numbers.
-He brings the third of these with him to the office every day and likes to get hands on with our clients businesses offering advice, support and knowledge on everything from buying or starting up to the day to day operations. When he is not at the office (which is rare) you can also find him getting involved in a variety of community organizations or at a board meeting for Elves Special Needs Society. With over 10 years of experience in public practice and a keen eye for detail you can relax knowing that Quentin has your best interests in mind every step of the way.
Quentin GardinerDirector
Quentin is our go-to guy for reaching items on the top shelf. His top 3 loves are his family, a sunny windless golf course and his passion for numbers.
-He brings the third of these with him to the office every day and likes to get hands on with our clients businesses offering advice, support and knowledge on everything from buying or starting up to the day to day operations. When he is not at the office (which is rare) you can also find him getting involved in a variety of community organizations or at a board meeting for Elves Special Needs Society. With over 10 years of experience in public practice and a keen eye for detail you can relax knowing that Quentin has your best interests in mind every step of the way.
Director

A frustrated Oilers fan waiting for the next big season! Shawn has a strong background providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, individuals and organizations.

 

-Meetings with Shawn will leave you with a feeling of comprehension as he wants to make sure you understand what is being presented and creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Shawn loves music almost as much as hockey and tries to take his wife to all the shows he can while finding time between the office and the many community activities he is involved in.

Shawn TullyDirector

A frustrated Oilers fan waiting for the next big season! Shawn has a strong background providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, individuals and organizations.

 

-Meetings with Shawn will leave you with a feeling of comprehension as he wants to make sure you understand what is being presented and creates an environment where you feel comfortable asking the questions you need to. Shawn loves music almost as much as hockey and tries to take his wife to all the shows he can while finding time between the office and the many community activities he is involved in.

President

When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a young age, and needless to say, he completely changed direction when he ventured into the insurance industry in 2013.

 

-He found insurance to be a natural fit, and very quickly progressed to the portfolio management of large-scale businesses and clientele. Keiran has noted a growing need in the insurance industry for a more client centric approach, and thus his priority is to make the clients of HGA Insurance feel comfortable and confident in the advice they are receiving. Without a doubt you can rest assured knowing Keiran will provide you a personalized insurance solution, that will respond when you need it most

Keiran KlotzPresident

When it comes to taking on new endeavors, Keiran is always up for the challenge. Originally his working career began in construction where he started his own company at a young age, and needless to say, he completely changed direction when he ventured into the insurance industry in 2013.

 

-He found insurance to be a natural fit, and very quickly progressed to the portfolio management of large-scale businesses and clientele. Keiran has noted a growing need in the insurance industry for a more client centric approach, and thus his priority is to make the clients of HGA Insurance feel comfortable and confident in the advice they are receiving. Without a doubt you can rest assured knowing Keiran will provide you a personalized insurance solution, that will respond when you need it most

Agency Director

Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has been continuously seeking new opportunities to grow her knowledge and implement modern ideas into the way she does business.

 

-With her strong insurance background and experience, Mackenzie will provide you with friendly, easy to understand advice, that will equip you to make educated decisions about your insurance needs. She is very enthusiastic about the opportunities in store for HGA Insurance, and looks forward to working closely with her husband Keiran to bring those ideas to fruition.

Mackenzie KlotzAgency Director

Mackenzie comes from a family of insurance professionals, so you could say she was raised in the industry. She started her career in June 2009 and ever since she has been continuously seeking new opportunities to grow her knowledge and implement modern ideas into the way she does business.

 

-With her strong insurance background and experience, Mackenzie will provide you with friendly, easy to understand advice, that will equip you to make educated decisions about your insurance needs. She is very enthusiastic about the opportunities in store for HGA Insurance, and looks forward to working closely with her husband Keiran to bring those ideas to fruition.