Jonathan Weekes has worked across a wide range of sectors in the insurance field and established himself as a cybersecurity leader and expert since graduating from Seneca Polytechnic 15 years ago.
“What I have found is that college students can hit the ground running,” explains Mr. Weekes, who graduated from Seneca’s Business – Marketing diploma program in 2008. “I can think critically, but I also get stuff done.”
Mr. Weekes, a Senior Vice President, Cyber Practice Leader at the insurance brokerage Hub International Canada, works with businesses in everything from retail manufacturing to higher education. He advises them on cyber risks, developing product solutions and educational resources.
He credits Seneca’s learning environment as a key factor in helping him forge a successful career path. Though he quickly moved into insurance after he graduated, the transferrable skills that he gained in the marketing program have helped immensely.
“I know how to make things relatable and not only sell myself but also sell an experience,” he says. “You have to know how to bring things back down to earth for people.”