Keith has been employed with noted international corporations such as Procter & Gamble, and Phillip Morris in Sales, Sales Management, and Management positions. He is founder of several Nova Scotia based companies.
Keith has earned numerous industry awards, has served as a director of national and local boards, and has been involved in leadership of local community organizations.
Keith is CEO of Gateway. Other business interests include investments in Real Estate, Business Brokerage, and the Financial Services industry.
Born in Halifax, NS, Keith holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. He resides in Halifax, NS.
Ryan Smith Vice President Commercial Insurance, Partner
Ryan has been working in the general insurance industry for over a decade, working for some of the largest regional and international companies in Nova Scotia. Ryan has an entrepreneurial drive which translates to a true understanding of what is important to business owners, and how to provide the best value for their insurance and risk management programs. Ryan most recently built his own successful brokerage, Harbourtown Insurance, started in 2015. The opportunity to partner with Gateway Insurance was one Ryan saw as the best fit for his current and new clients, allowing for a larger support system and leverage with the insurance markets. Ryan has taken on the role of Vice President of the Commercial Insurance division, working out of the Halifax Head Office alongside Keith Dexter. Ryan will be focused on building customized insurance programs for small to medium size businesses.
Born in Halifax, Ryan is a proud Atlantic Canadian who enjoys golf, travel, and most importantly spending time with his wife Holly and young son Levi.
David Dexter President
David worked with a regional manufacturer prior to founding and operating several Nova Scotia based businesses. He has chaired national and regional industry boards and is active in the local community. David’s companies and fellow employees have earned many awards for outstanding customer service and customer loyalty.
David is an active investor with interests in Insurance, Business Brokerage, Real Estate, and Financial Services. He is President of Gateway.
Born in Halifax, David holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He resides in Halifax, NS.
Susan Duguay Business Manager
Susan has worked in various accounting capacities with regional manufacturers and retailers. She leads our Head Office administrative support at Gateway working closely with our CFO and our Partners. Susan is an active volunteer with numerous community groups.
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Susan resides in Halifax.
Ken Myers Partner
Ken began his insurance career in 1988 working with the founder of the business in its predecessor company, Myers Insurance Brokers Ltd.
As a Partner in Gateway Insurance Group, one of Nova Scotia’s truly independent and locally-owned Insurance Brokerages, Ken is pleased to provide a complete suite of Insurance Products, including Commercial, Home, Auto, Life, Health and Group Benefits.
Ken is a past President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia and a past President of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. Ken is involved in the local community, including coaching minor baseball and basketball.
Born in Halifax, Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary’s University. He resides in Halifax.
Lucas Rowicki Chief Financial Officer
Lucas holds his MBA from Dalhousie University and his CPA, CMA designation. He is experienced in both small business and the corporate sector. Lucas also volunteers on the Board of Directors for various local non-profit organizations.
Lucas brings an analytical and entrepreneurial approach to business. He leads our Head Office Team and works closely with our Partnership Group.
Originally from Poland, Lucas has called Halifax his home since his early childhood.