About Us

GBL and You

GBL Solutions Inc. is a group benefits and life insurance brokerage specializing in employee benefit plan solutions for small to medium–sized companies.

Formerly the group division of C.W. Pooles and Company, GBL Solutions was formed to focus exclusively on group benefits and life insurance.
Our name has changed, but GBL retains the same ownership and values established by C. W. Pooles and Company in 1937.

We listen.

A company representative will meet with you to learn about your unique objectives and requirements.

We take extra care.

Our professionals draw upon a wide range of products to meet your needs.

Our product providers are carefully selected to ensure that versatility, competitive pricing and outstanding service are achieved.

We are knowledgeable.

Upon reviewing your situation, we supply clear, concise details to help you can make an informed decision.

We also stay up–to–date on new products and changes to existing products so we can quickly provide you with relevant and beneficial

We are there for you.

Once a plan has been chosen, we will walk you through the process, including how to complete any required insurance claim forms.

We are committed advisors for your company and we are pleased to be available when you need us.

Our Team

Carol–Ann Borody–Siemens, B.A., CIP

An insurance specialist with over 20 years of experience, Carol–Ann Borody–Siemens knows the industry, and the products she represents have to pass the test. When Carol–Ann makes a recommendation for you and your company, you can count on it being well suited and well priced.

Enterprising and active in her community both professionally and personally, Carol–Ann is well respected by business associates and colleagues alike. Past Chairman of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of Women’s Business Owners of Manitoba, Carol–Ann has served on many boards and task forces. Her talent has contributed to a variety of initiatives related to employment, health care, governance, fundraising, aerospace, business and insurance.

Drawing upon her diverse experience and excellent working knowledge of insurance suppliers and products, Carol–Ann is adept at addressing challenges faced by business in an ever–changing economic environment.

Liz Leblanc

An experienced, licensed Life Insurance Agent, Liz Leblanc has valuable expertise in both general insurance and group benefits. Her diverse background includes medical assistant training, as well as sales and customer relations experience. Resourceful and efficient with exceptional problem solving ability, Liz is a key support to GBL management and its many unique client groups.

Peter Siemens

A strong business leader with proven strength in strategic planning and visioning new opportunities, Peter Siemens is skilled at identifying trends and market opportunities, setting short– and long–term operational goals and objectives, and driving business toward bottom–line performance.

Peter is an achievement–oriented problem solver with comprehensive expertise in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. His skill and experience include strategic business planning, operations, administration, marketing, budget control, and human resources.