The Reith Executive Team
The Reith family have been dedicated to the families of St. Thomas and London since 1914.
An entrepreneur, Dan, in partnership with his brother, leads a 4th generation family-owned insurance and financial services brokerage based in St. Thomas Ontario. Dan serves as the Principal Broker overseeing operations and strategic planning. His practice focuses on small to medium enterprise and the families that own them.
Dan is a graduate of Western University, with an honours degree in Political Science and Philosophy; he holds the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) certification and a Certificate in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America.
Dan has worked with many community organizations including but no limited to:
St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce; St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre; Elgin Children’s Foundation; Crime Stoppers and currently is a provincial appointee to the St. Thomas Police Services Board.
Continuing his interest in politics Dan serves on the board of directors of the Elgin-Middlesex-London Progressive Conservative Provincial Riding Association and has served as campaign manager to Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek
For 17 years, Dan has volunteered with Rogers TV serving as host and moderator of In The Know, a local political and business talk show. Recently, he has joined St. Thomas’ own Establish Media to co-host The Rumour Train with former St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson. The Rumour Train a local community affairs program addressing the rumours and facts around the city and streamed through their social media platform.
In 2016, Dan authored and published his first book, Home Insurance Simplified, an industry insider’s perspective to help consumers purchase the right home insurance policy. Home Insurance Simplified is available through Amazon.
In his free time, you will find Dan with his husband Brian relaxing at home with family and friends or furthering their shared interests in travel, art and wine collecting.
Following graduation from the University of Windsor, in 1993, with a degree in Psychology, Darren worked in a retail environment.
In 1994 Darren returned to join the family business joining the life insurance and investment services practice. After obtaining his general and life insurance licenses, Darren went on to attain the professional designations of Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Registered Critical Illness Specialist (RCIS) and Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) and has been a proud member of the Million Dollar Round Table since 2005 (MDRT). MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services industry with membership limited to the top 2% of the life insurance and financial services professionals worldwide. Notably, since 2014, Darren has been named to MDRT Top of Table, an MDRT distinction recognizing just the top 0.5% of life insurance and financial services brokers worldwide.
Darren’s practice specializes in asset and income protection, planning, investment, tax deferment and generational transfer strategies for successful business owners and their families. Darren has extensive experience working with families with net-worth in excess of $350 million.
He leads the life insurance and investment services team and shares in strategic planning activities with his brother Dan.
Darren has been involved with many community groups: St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce; St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, the Alzheimer’s Society St. Thomas-Elgin and the Detroit Institute of the Arts.
When not at work Darren enjoys golfing with his sons at the London Hunt & Country Club, Redtail Golf Club or Peninsula Papagayo.
In his free time, you will also find Darren his wife Stephanie and their sons Alex and Christian engaged in one of their many sports interests or furthering the family’s interest in travel, classic cars, and art collecting.