Principal of Focused Benefit Solutions Inc. In 1985, Claudia Boduel found herself in the insurance business quite by accident. Upon graduation from York University, her idea was to start in sales at a Canadian company, and then move into management, on her way up the corporate ladder. However, once she settled in to working with business owners and their employees, she found that empowering people to secure their financial futures was her passion. She saw first-hand how insurance done right, protects income and preserves equity. ​ While working for various insurance companies across Canada as a group account executive, Claudia realized that professionals working in the financial services industry were generally brilliant in a narrowly focused segment of the services clients require. This is not surprising, since the world of risk management is vast and complicated. Too often, Insurance professionals who were experts in structuring individual insurance, as an example, were not nearly as well versed in Employee Benefits and Pensions. Often, they structured programs poorly, leaving the company under-insured and ‘underwhelmed’ with their programs.