Meet Our Newest Talent – Tom Byrne & Scott MacDonald
May 8, 2017
Excited to welcome Scott MacDonald and Tom Byrnes to our Commercial Insurance team.
MacDonald is a graduate of Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration, completing the Business Administration Degree in 2013. During his enrollment, he placed second in Google’s Global Online Marketing Challenge, competing against more than 20,000 students across the world.
With an affinity for the digital world, MacDonald continued his education in digital marketing in Australia at Griffith University. In 2015, he graduated with his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and achieved Griffith University’s top award for Academic Excellence.
Upon graduation, MacDonald was introduced to the insurance world and spent a year and a half with Wedgwood Insurance in progressively digital roles for personal and commercial lines. MacDonald joined our team in January of this year as the Digital Implementation Specialist where he will be leading the digital evolution and advancement of our business into the future.
MacDonald may be a rookie to the insurance business, he is no stranger to risk, having survived Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and swimming with Great White Sharks in Australia. He probably has a slightly different view of risk than most in the industry.
Tom Byrne joined us in September 2016 after 33 years in the Hospitality and Food Industry. For the past 16 years, Byrne was an entrepreneur who owned and managed several restaurant operations. He hired well over 1,000 people, from kitchen staff to managers to service professionals.
Byrne comes from a family tree built around sales. His father, the late Tom Byrne, created one of the earliest and most successful real estate firms – Byrne’s Real Estate – in the 1960s, before the arrival of the global giants. While Byrne’s natural career path was real estate, he was always curious about insurance and decided this was the path he wanted to pursue for ‘Act Two’ of his life. This allows him to build upon his relationships and also spend time with his young family.
Byrne and his wife, Jo-Ann, enjoy giving back to the community and spending time coaching sports. They have two children, Rhys and Thomas.
Want to Join the Team?
For 30 years, Cal LeGrow has hired and fostered some of the best talents in the financial and insurance industry. From insurance and financial planning experts to customer service professionals, our dedicated team provides the best service in the business.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be part of our team? We’d love to hear from you.