President & CEO

Joshua Krenus

Joshua is no stranger to business, or its community in Vancouver. During the latter part of his high school years, Krenus began working for his Fathers construction business – Common Ground. Joshua would spend four years learning site planning and management, budgeting, bidding and logistical planning – “with most new business mandating upwards of forty staff, and accepted bids reaching the low millions, you quickly learn how to become efficient and manage your time”.

After realizing that construction wasn’t his passion, Joshua ventured out to start his own business, Krenus Detailers, which was a full service auto detailing company. Six months after its inception, the business had two downtown locations and three full-time staff. “The detailing company is what really opened the doors for me. It was a tremendous local business that gave me the opportunity to meet people I would have never met otherwise”, Krenus adds.

Joshua has since sold Krenus Detailers and began his most recent venture, Alteri Insurance, in July of 2016. Since that time Joshua has been awarded the 2017 BC Business 30 Under 30 Award and continues to enjoy the everyday challenges associated with growing an insurance business.

President & CEO

Joshua Krenus

Joshua is no stranger to business, or its community in Vancouver. During the latter part of his high school years, Krenus began working for his Fathers construction business – Common Ground. Joshua would spend four years learning site planning and management, budgeting, bidding and logistical planning – “with most new business mandating upwards of forty staff, and accepted bids reaching the low millions, you quickly learn how to become efficient and manage your time”.

After realizing that construction wasn’t his passion, Joshua ventured out to start his own business, Krenus Detailers, which was a full service auto detailing company. Six months after its inception, the business had two downtown locations and three full-time staff. “The detailing company is what really opened the doors for me. It was a tremendous local business that gave me the opportunity to meet people I would have never met otherwise”, Krenus adds.

Joshua has since sold Krenus Detailers and began his most recent venture, Alteri Insurance, in July of 2016. Since that time Joshua has been awarded the 2017 BC Business 30 Under 30 Award and continues to enjoy the everyday challenges associated with growing an insurance business.

Chairman

Colin Brown

Colin is considered one of the most experienced professionals in the insurance industry and has the resume to prove it. Brown spent 22 years at ICBC, where he would start in the claims department before becoming the Deputy Chief Underwriter, and eventually, the Chief Underwriter – “I had the opportunity to work on the development and implementation of Dial-a-Claim, the Claims-Rated-Scale and both Roadstar programs.”

Colin eventually left ICBC to start Canadian Direct Insurance, one of Western Canada’s most successful insurance companies, which has been recognized for three consecutive years by J D Power as a leader in customer service. More recently, CDI was selected as one of “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures” by Waterstone.

Brown now sits on the Board of Trustees for the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and acts as a strategic advisor to e-Brake technologies, which is a new technology company that helps insurers with the risks associated with distracted driving.

Outside of work, Colin commits his time to the rugby community: the UBC Old Boys Ravens RFC, and the BC Rugby Union. “Spending time with my family, especially the grandkids, pretty much completes the picture.” Brown adds.

Board Member

Cody Green

As the founder of Canada Drives, the country’s most innovative auto financing company, Cody Green has made himself known in Canadian business. Cody is a shrewd operator who recognized a void in the market while working in car sales, and brought to fruition a new concept for obtaining auto financing – allowing consumers to gain access to financing from the comfort of their home. Started in 2010, Canada Drives now employs almost 400 staff and has been recognized as the fastest growing company in the country by Canadian Business.

Cody has been personally recognized by as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017; as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016; as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2015; and one of Auto Remarketing’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015.

Cody Green brings an extensive amount of knowledge and experience as an advisory board member for Alteri. As the company continues to expand, it becomes more important to bring mindful entrepreneurs to the table to achieve even greater success.

Board Member

Cody Green

As the founder of Canada Drives, the country’s most innovative auto financing company, Cody Green has made himself known in Canadian business. Cody is a shrewd operator who recognized a void in the market while working in car sales, and brought to fruition a new concept for obtaining auto financing – allowing consumers to gain access to financing from the comfort of their home. Started in 2010, Canada Drives now employs almost 400 staff and has been recognized as the fastest growing company in the country by Canadian Business.

Cody has been personally recognized by as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017; as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016; as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2015; and one of Auto Remarketing’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015.

Cody Green brings an extensive amount of knowledge and experience as an advisory board member for Alteri. As the company continues to expand, it becomes more important to bring mindful entrepreneurs to the table to achieve even greater success.

General Insurance Specialist

Aissa Dairi

Born in North Africa, Aissa has gained his experience by working on four different continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. With a talent for language, and a passion for travel, he has become a fluent speaker in five different dialects. After completing his diploma in hotel management overseas, he made the decision to plant roots in British Columbia with his family, where he would later discover his appetite for insurance.

Aissa’s passion for the industry was showcased during the six years he worked under Alteri’s current Chairman, Colin Brown, at Canadian Direct Insurance. Colin awarded Aissa the ‘Top Producer Award’ several times during his tenure with CDI, and was consistently known as one of the most respected sales-people within the company.

Looking to the future, Aissa is excited to become a part of the Alteri team, and once again work with his former boss and mentor, Colin. As a general insurance specialist, Aissa has a focus on providing clients with home, tenant, business and auto insurance.