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Small but mighty

The SiteForward program and team are all part of Manulife. We are dedicated to serving only Manulife Securities and MSII Advisors. Our goal is to help Advisors improve their online digital presence with quality websites embedded into a compliance workflow and business oversight.


Our small team is made up of award-winning designers and developers that are professionally trained, and expert in their fields. The team stays current on industry changes to ensure we are meeting both Dealer and Regulatory mandates, as well as Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL).

I am getting excited... this is the BEST website we have ever had and you have made the process SO easy! Thanks again!

Brenda

I am getting excited... this is the BEST website we have ever had and you have made the process SO easy! Thanks again!

Brenda

You have done a great job of designing and implementing my new website. It was done flawlessly and professionally [and] superseded my expectations of a job well done.

Kam, Financial & Life Insurance Advisor

Fantastic, fast and capable help! Kind regards and thanks so much.

Martin, Financial Planner

I am getting excited... this is the BEST website we have ever had and you have made the process SO easy! Thanks again!

Brenda

I am getting excited... this is the BEST website we have ever had and you have made the process SO easy! Thanks again!

Brenda

Meet your Team


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Mandy Habermehl

MANAGER, DIGITAL PROGRAMS

Mandy Habermehl

Manager, Digital Programs  | Advisory Services  |  Manulife Securities 

 

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Mandy spearheads Manulife Securities’ Digital Marketing Program where she contributes to the overall strategy of the program, focusing on helping advisors successfully build their online brand through the SiteForward Digital Program - encompassing custom-designed, modernized websites and digital marketing support.

As a creative professional with over 20 years in the Marketing and Design industry, she has dedicated over 15 of those years to marketing within the Financial Services Industry.

Her foundation in brand and design has earned her a total of 14 industry design awards on top of her in-depth understanding of customer and user experience. Her focus as Manager of Digital Programs at Manulife, is to help advisors develop a strong, digital marketing strategy specific to their unique practice, while increasing their searchability online and leveraging digital technology for their clients.

Mandy is a lover of chaos, efficiency and a no-nonsense approach to problem solving.  She loves all types of animals, rodents and amphibians (except spiders.. definitely not a fan of spiders). She makes it her mission to "rescue" any animals her and her daughter can find, under the guise of "rehabilitation".   When not trying to bring more creatures into her home to join her dog Daisy, two Axolotls and outdoor Chipmunk friend Jim, Mandy enjoys little adventures with her kids, pretending to be a successful gardener and spending some quality time with her family "pack". 
 

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Randy Bimm

Lead Developer

Randy Bimm

Lead Developer, Digital Programs | Advisory Services | Manulife Securities



As a website developer and skilled programmer, Randy brings expertise and technical support to the Digital Programs at Manulife where he is responsible for the migration and website development within our website CMS platform.

While his unassuming nature, and quiet front may have you think he is our "quiet one" on the team, make no mistake that Randy is busy coding the perfect, quick-witted response to the team in his mind.

Randy graduated with distinction from Conestoga College's Computer Programmer Analyst program, where he further developed his skillset in website development and coding. With a diverse skillset, Randy was involved in Conestoga College's 4X4 Challenge, a 4-day competition producing 4 entrepreneurial solutions through the School of Engineering and Info.Technology. He was also the Lead Programmer earning the “Rookie All-Star Award” for the FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION progressing to the finals competition for Canada and USA.

Randy resides in Kitchener, ON with his over-sized lapdog Maggie - one of the most eccentric, and talkative Golden Retrievers ever!

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Zain Rahman

Lead Designer

Zain Rahman

Lead Designer, Digital Programs | Advisory Services | Manulife Securities

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Zain is of two minds... he has the logical, problem-solving mind of a developer yet also the creative, problem-solving mind of a designer. With a formal education in Graphic Design from Sheridan College, and from working in the digital marketing space since the heydays of Flash, he has found a way for these minds to co-exist and, rather than to oppose each other, to compliment each other and benefit his everyday working life as a web designer.

This foundation in design, coupled with years of front-end web development experience, has moulded him into what he has coined a 'Devigner'.

Zain is married to a French-Canadian unicorn, likes guitars and camping and is father to a charismatic, precocious Dachshund named Hollister who looks just like him.