Sam Wind, Chartered Insurance Professional (C.I.P.), is a seasoned business professional with over 23 years in the insurance industry growing his local operations with annual commissions in the millions. Sam joined a TAB board in 2003 and credits his TAB board and facilitator for helping him to systematize procedures with his employees and processes, and working with him closely when he went through the process of selling his business to a major B.C. credit union in 2006. He would help the credit union get established in insurance for a year and then join TAB in 2007 as a valued facilitator. In addition to enjoying his new found free time with his family and working with TAB, Sam serves on two non-profit society boards as a director in his community, and is involved with the local chamber of commerce.
Being a TAB Contract Facilitator is an extension of what Paul has had passion for throughout his career: helping people realize their personal full potential, and helping their businesses do the same. What he brings to the table is unique: An entrepreneurial, business owner, sales, construction, and engineering viewpoint on what it takes to get your business to the next level.
Paul’s recent experience includes being one of the original founders of SHARC Energy Systems – which went public in 2016, and is currently traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange. He provided his sales and technical expertise to the operation in its early beginnings, and is helping the firm achieve its future aspirations.
Prior to that, Paul started HVAC Systems and Solutions Ltd. in 1999 in the basement of his house and grew it to $15M in sales and 23 employees before selling it in 2015. He also had a 13 year Sales Engineering career with The Trane Company in Halifax, Sudbury and Vancouver before starting his own HVAC rep firm in Vancouver.
Paul is a 14 year veteran of TAB where it was clear that those core issues that typically arise in small businesses are remarkably the same, whether it’s a trucking company, a consulting business, a bowling alley business, or a HVAC Custom Equipment Supplier.
Some of Paul’s greatest skills are helping implement sales strategies, implementing key business processes, as well as being certified in many of TTI’s core assessments, including DISC, Driving Forces, EQ and Trimetrix HD, and has achieved Competent Toastmasters designation.