Meet the Team

Eagle Underwriting is an independent managing agent founded in 1996 by our current Marine Consultant, Bernie Cissek, with offices in Brampton, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. Since then Eagle has been writing insurance for “Things That Move”, delivering superior products, underwriting expertise, and first class claims service to our brokers and their clients.

In January 2014 Mike Wills joined Eagle, to expand the company into new areas. Mike, Executive Vice President has several successes in building niche businesses, and together with Bernie and our staff, plans to build Eagle into the leading insurance provider for risks associated with Things That Move.

Bernie Cissek (B.Sc., C.I.P.)

Consultant | Marine

Bernie began his career over 30 years ago in marine and transportation insurance. After he gained experience in underwriting with Royal Insurance, he then became a producer in the marine departments of 2 major brokerage firms. He was the vice chairman of the International Union of Marine Insurance (I.U.M.I.) executive committee and former president of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters (C.B.M.U.). Bernie then founded Eagle Underwriting Group Inc. in 1996. EXT. 10407

Mike Wills (F.C.I.P.)

Executive Vice President | Transport

Mike has spent over 30 years in the insurance business and has been with Eagle for 10 years. Prior to that he launched and built two successful specialty insurers in Canada. Mike has extensive experience in many niche areas with particular expertise in the transportation and trade sectors. Mike is past president of the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters, a fellow chartered insurance professional and past chair for the Academic Council of the Insurance Institute of Canada. EXT.10411

Matthias Cissek (B.A. Hons., C.I.P.)

Vice President | Transport

Matthias started at Eagle 10 years ago and has become an industry lead in commercial Hull and P & I insurance in Canada from coast to coast. He is skilled in Marine Builders Risk, Ship Repairers, Marina Operators, Charterers’ Legal Liability, Yachts and general marine insurance, and has been actively building our broker relationships and marine business across Canada. EXT.10408

Andrea J. Sterling (BCL, LLB)

Vice President, Claims & Risk Management | Marine

Previously a partner of a major insurance law firm in Montreal, Andrea brings over 20 years of experience in maritime, transportation and insurance law. Andrea greatly expands Eagle Underwriting Group’s ability to provide comprehensive services in the management of claims, both before and after a loss. Her impressive experience in subrogation, contract and risk management is a tremendous asset to both brokers and their clients. EXT. 10501

Ryan Luis

Claims Examiner | Marine

Ryan has a solid background in finance previously working for one of the major financial institutions in Canada. Joining Eagle, he assists our VP of claims, is responsible for monthly bordereaux and works directly with our insureds, claimants, brokers and third-party administrators. EXT.10409

Nickie Chandegra

Director | Marine, Cargo & Transportation

Nickie had many years of experience in the London market, at major insurers and as a Lloyd’s broker. Nickie joined Eagle in 2008 and has specialized in our U.S. Marine Cargo and Freight Liability business since 2012; developing and underwriting freight liabilities, cargo, truck cargo and our US Eagle Insure online system, as well as being the Director of our cargo team. EXT.10405

Christin Moss (B.A.)

Team Leader | Marine, Cargo & Transportation

Christin has many years of experience in marine and transportation insurance. She joined Eagle in 2010 from a major North American insurer. Christin specializes in the development and underwriting of our Canadian Cargo & Freight Liability and Eagle Insure online system. EXT.10414

Mayleen Nunez

Underwriter | Marine, Cargo & Transportation

Mayleen has joined Eagle with over 10 years’ experience as a U.S broker. Handling Marine Cargo and Freight Forwarders insurance policies in her previous role, her knowledge and superior customer service is a great asset. She supports our senior underwriters in Canadian Cargo and Freight Liability and our Eagle Insure online system. EXT.10415 / Mobile:1-973-220-7262

Nicole Esguerra

Underwriter | Marine, Cargo & Transportation

Nicole joined Eagle in 2017 with a strong marketing and advertising background and has spent a number of years within the transportation logistics industry. She specializes in our Fine Art and Specie coverages, U.S. Marine Cargo and Freight Liability and our Eagle Insure online system. Supporting our Marine Cargo Director she also oversees and promotes our specialized lines. EXT.10413

Patricia Mehew

Underwriter | Marine, Cargo & Transportation

Trish joined the Eagle team in 2017 and had several years of prior experience in insurance administration. Trish was responsible for policy management development, policy production and issuance for many of our lines of business, until recently, when she joined our U.S. team as Underwriter for U.S. Marine Cargo and Freight Liability business. EXT.10410

Paula Burgess

Senior Underwriter | Marine

Paula began her Insurance career in 2000, which consists of 14 years underwriting marine insurance and 7+ years as a marine insurance broker in western Canada.
Her expertise in the segments of marine Hull & P&I strengthens our reach coast to coast, as she manages and develops Eagle’s western Canada Yacht book of business. EXT.10400

Conal Fitzgibbon (C.I.P., P.A.A.)

Marine Underwriter

Coming from our parent company Revau, Conal joins Eagle in 2024 from our Transport department to our Marine division. Previously he was a Commercial Marine underwriting Director at a major Canadian MGA. Currently specializing in Atlantic fishing vessels, Conal’s experience of over 8 years brings asset to the development of Eagle’s Marina programs in both Quebec and the Maritimes. EXT.10115

Jean Huynh (B.A.)

Underwriter | Marine

Jean joined Eagle in 2004. Jean supports the senior underwriters in the hull and yacht lines. Jean also prepares the quotes for commercial hull and marine liability lines. EXT.10404

Tahmid Sayed

Underwriting Assistant | Operations Support

Tahmid has joined the Eagle Revau team in April 2024. Coming from a sales background he transitioned into the insurance industry late 2020 as an agent/advisor and claims adjuster for Personal Lines. At Eagle, Tahmid supports our senior underwriters and brokers in all lines of business. He is responsible for policy management and production, renewals and issuance while also continuing to pursue his CIP and FCIP. EXT.10182

Justyna Seniuk

Financial Controller | Accounting

Justyna brings over 10 years of accounting and finance experience. After 5 years in the insurance brokerage sector providing office support to senior executives, she joined Eagle in June 2018. As an Accountant/Controller, she is responsible for all accounting and administrative duties. Justyna liaises with broker accounting, prepares insurers premium bordereaux and handles the day to day financial duties for the company. EXT.10403

Maria Pietrangelo

National Vice President Assistant | Transport

Maria joins Eagle as the Operations Manager, with over 15 years of experience in the Insurance industry. An accomplished operations manager and service leader who has a demonstrated ability to transform, and streamline business processes and procedures. Maria focuses on advancing Eagle’s operational efficiencies. EXT.10406