Darren Van Wart
President
I have been with Progressive since the beginning. I had worked in forestry for 15 years prior and played a key part in operations there. I was looking for a change and Progressive was the answer! I play a big part in the day to day operations and lead our IT department. Something not everyone knows about me is that I grew up in Sylvan Lake with Mike and can write backwards!
John Eaton
Vice President Sales
I started working at Progressive right out of university after finishing my Business Management Degree. In university I was the captain of our hockey team for 3 out of the 4 years and I met a few other Progressive teammates like Donovan, Josh and Kiel during that time. You may not be able to picture it, but in Grade 12 I won my high school talent show singing a duet of A Whole New World from Aladdin.
Jason Davis
Vice President Client Solutions
I technically started with Progressive in October of 2006, but actually worked as a “Scan Man” while I was finishing up my Business Degree. Progressive was the first job I had out of school, but I have done many different jobs within the company. I love camping, fly-fishing and heli-skiing.
Donovan Sugiyama
Vice President of Operations
I came to Progressive in May of 2008, as a referral from my friend and University Hockey Captain, John, after finishing my Business Degree. Hockey is a huge part of my life and I have been playing since I was 4 years old. You may be surprised to know that although I am a hockey guy, I like country music and am an excellent two-stepper!
Kiel Sonne
Director of Client Solutions
Prior to my start with Progressive in November of 2012, I spent 5 years both managing and working for a care company offering services to seniors and disabled adults. Something interesting about me is that I am one of four brothers who love hockey and was at the 2009 World Junior game that Eberle scored late to tie Russia, because my brother was on the team!
Katrina Bienz
Director of Client Solutions
I started with Progressive in July of 2011, after working in retail for a few years. I started in Client Solutions and have never looked back! Something you may not know about me is that I love to bake, anything from cupcakes to decorative cakes for special events.