The Vertafore Way


Insurance is about relationships and technology should make those relationships stronger. That’s why, at Vertafore, it’s our mission to transform the way the industry operates by putting people at the heart of insurance technology. By focusing on our customers, becoming better every day and delivering results you can see, we provide the level of trust and security that insurance is all about.

Powered By Technology, Focused On People


It’s our mission to transform the way the industry operates by putting people at the heart of insurance technology.


Focusing On Our Customers


Becoming Better Every Day


Delivering Results You Can See

Bias to Action

We’re united by an innate drive to take action and make a difference in the technology and insurance spaces.


Win Together

We work together as one team, showing empathy and respect along the way.


Show Up Curious

We work to challenge one another to push boundaries and think beyond the box.


Say It, Do It

We honor every one of our commitments because

integrity is important to us.


Customer Success is Our Success

We cultivate authentic relationships and follow

up by actively listening to their needs.

Life at Vertafore


Our culture is the embodiment of our principles and beliefs. The principles that we live by make up The Vertafore Way: The Way we work with each other; The Way we work with our customers; The Way we work with our partners. To be a team member here is to live by these principles.


We also share common beliefs that help guide our actions each and every day. We believe in taking care of our customers, in achieving goals and in making everyone feel valued.


We are a team of high achievers and pride ourselves on getting it right, every time, and learning in the process. Despite our shared principles, we are also an eclectic bunch. We are insurance nerds, techies and creatives—sometimes all at the same time. Our culture isn’t static. It’s something we build and improve upon, every day.

Our Perks

Come work with us! We offer a unique environment with a focus on teamwork and leadership opportunities. Check out some of the perks that we offer below!


Competitive annual bonus program for you to share in the company’s success

Health & Wellness

Medical, dental, vision and life group insurance plan


Pension plan with match

Professional Development

Ongoing development opportunities and a tuition reimbursement program


Awesome Extras

Company socials, annual gatherings, volunteering & more

Keal Cares

Caring for people is in our DNA. We have a long tradition of community service and volunteerism, with opportunities across all of our locations throughout the year. Our annual “Week of Caring” is just one of many events coordinated by our “Vertafore Cares”  and “Keal Cares” committees of compassionate employees.

Team Activities

We’re team players! In the office or on the field, we’re always up for some friendly competition. In Concord, some of our employees are part of our Road Hockey team that holds practices at lunch time. They participate in an annual tournament to raise money for cancer: the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Program.

Award Winning Workplace

We’re a great place to work and people are taking note. Vertafore was recently named to Comparably’s lists of Best Company Cultures, Best Leadership, and Best Places to Work for Women. We also claimed a spot on BuiltIn Colorado’s Top 100 Digital and Tech Companies in the State of Colorado.

Keal’s Story


Keal Technology is a leader in the Canadian Insurance industry, offering solutions for Brokers.  We are proudly Canadian, supported by our parent company Vertafore, the leader in modern insurance technology.


Our history dates as far back as 1876 with a company called Melvil Dewey who invented the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, the classification system that still bears his name, when he was twenty-one and was working as a student assistant in the library of Amherst College. His work created a revolution in library science and set in motion a new era of librarianship. Melvil Dewey well deserves the title of father of modern librarianship selling what is now known as Broker Management Systems (BMS).  In 2000, the Melvil Dewey company had gone through a series of acquisition with CGI being the latest owner.  Keal purchased the BMS division from CGI in 2000.


Thanks to the vision and perseverance of Keal’s leader Pat Durepos, himself a broker by profession, he saw in Keal a company that could evolve to what it has become today; a Canadian Leader in Broker Management Solutions, delivering custom-made, reliable and functional solutions that meet the needs of Canadian Brokers in a personalized and respectful business environment.


Keal has offices in Toronto, Montreal and Grand-Falls, with remote offices located throughout Canada, allowing a local presence and support for our Canadian Brokers.


Keal’s history is one of constant growth and innovation:


Keal enters into a business arrangement with CGI Group to install CGI’s TABS (Total Automated Broker System).


Keal acquires the Insurance Broker Management System division from CGI.


Keal launches SIG, the new flagship broker management software to replace Signassure. SIG boasts the most powerful, open architecture available and offers unlimited integration capabilities to scale to brokers existing and future needs, regardless of how varied.


Keal became the first BMS vendor in Canada to acquire Gold Certified Partner status from Microsoft.


Keal joins the Vertafore group of companies, increasing resources to enable speed to market for software solution for the Canadian Independent Broker distribution.

Consider yourself a ‘History Buff’?

Keep reading to find the evolution of the broker management system from 1876 to date.


Join Our Team


We’re always looking for more awesome #PeopleofVertafore. Whether your passion is for engineering or development, marketing or sales, we’ve got a place for you. Vertafore is a great place to begin, grow, or change your career. Explore our site and when you’re ready, search our current openings for your next opportunity.

To consult the open positions and apply, please click on the following link :

Our Leadership Team


The philosophy at Keal is ‘leadership by Canadians for Canadian Brokers’. We are backed up by a strong passionate team of employees committed to making a difference every day for our Broker clients.

Larry Hagerty
SVP & GM, Sircon & Keal
Pat Durepos
Keal Leader
Renee Durepos
Senior Vice President
Laurent Nadeau
Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions
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Hollie Fitzgerald
Vice President, Client Experience
Bill Redford
Vice President, Product Development

In the News


Insurance is all about relationships and we believe technology should make those relationships even stronger. At Vertafore, our mission is to put people at the heart of insurance technology. Here’s how we’re living up to our purpose.


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Serene Harb, Communication Specialist |


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