Meet your new service team
Great service comes from a group of people who want to provide the best solutions and experience to their clients.
Here are the people who will partner with you every step of the way to ensure your benefits plan meets your business' needs.
Klaus Zabel, CPA, CA
|Klaus has been in the insurance industry for most of his working career. A CPA by profession, he began his career in auditing and servicing insurance companies. Later, he successfully entered the insurance industry by establishing and running a Managing General Agency (MGA) for 20 years. Wanting to shake things up a bit, Klaus owned and operated a Harley Davidson dealership for the next portion of his career. But lo and behold, the insurance world drew him back and he is now the President of RIS. |
Klaus looks forward to bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to take RIS to its next phase of growth. He has been successful in his career due to his sound technical expertise in business, insurance, and finance, along with a high standard of excellence in customer service.
Employee Benefits Analyst
|Dilesha is the technical expert of the RIS team. Her focus is plan sustainability, analysis, and client retention. She has a passion for monitoring market trends and informing benefits strategy decisions based on industry changes. Dilesha comes to RIS with a strong analytical, technological, and risk management background. Her experience is well-rounded having worked as an analyst with a TPA (Third Party Administrator) and broker, as well as an underwriter with a leading carrier. Currently, Dilesha is working towards her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation, which will further her ability to provide our customers with the highest degree of personalized care. |
Dilesha is an award-winning speaker who is engaged with transformative technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. In 2018, she founded a STEM-based not-for-profit with hopes of engaging youth in STEM-based careers.
Sweeny D’Souza, MBA, GBA
|Sweeny has been with RIS since its inception and takes pride in servicing clients from every sector of the market. She focuses on two aspects to win the trust of her clients: customer service and education. Sweeny has a strong background in business and financial management with experience in consulting, customer service, human resources, and project management. She translates the knowledge she acquired, in her MBA degree and her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation, in servicing plans and forging new paths within the industry. |
Sweeny loves travelling and in her spare time she even enjoys arts, crafts and DIYs! She also engages with her community through various organizations, using her experience to inspire young entrepreneurs to enter the world of business.
Marketing & Service Specialist
|Iris is part of the core team helping to build and improve marketing and servicing functions at RIS. Her focus is providing support to clients and promoting the RIS brand in the marketplace. She brings a fresh perspective to the team, and leverages her knowledge and education in Life Sciences and Marketing to enhance client experience. Iris started her marketing career in the SME industry and has helped numerous clients in creating marketing plans that monitor critical factors for business growth and development. |
During her spare time, she likes to stay active and informed. Iris attends various networking events and workshops to keep her up-to-date on the latest tools in marketing, business and technology. When she’s not out and about learning, Iris enjoys playing various outdoor sports such as softball, golf, and snowboarding.