About Us

With its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Plotkin Consulting specializes in all facets of medical loss mitigation, equally serving providers of medical service, insurers and re-insurers of Medical Travel Insurance, both locally and internationally. Unique skills, combined with expert medical knowledge, legal knowledge, insurance knowledge, negotiation skills, advanced business practices, and modern technology, have resulted in the facilitation of unparalleled underwriting results and income for all hospitals and insurers who have availed themselves of our services.

Executive Team

Colin Plotkin
Cheryl Plotkin
Shaun Plotkin
Darren Plotkin
Ricci Plotkin
Glenn Plotkin
Esmé Slabbert
Alwyn Slabbert
Jennifer Nishi
Wendy Merry
Marielle Camaclang



colin plotkinDr. Colin Plotkin
MB.B.Ch,. Dip.Pharm

Director and Chairman
Colin has a unique 17 year post secondary academic education in the Professions of Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Medicine. Dr. Plotkin is a graduate with a MB.B.Ch degree from the world renowned University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Colin Plotkin established DPC to provide insurers locally and abroad with expert knowledge and understanding of the medical provider market worldwide. Serving on the boards of 12 of the largest medical insurers worldwide, gaining extensive experience in the North American market, an intricate involvement with this market, how it functions and operates, assists your organization in minimizing losses on large claims. Immediately prior to forming DPC, Colin was Vice President of Managed Care and Assistance Services for Travel Insurance Coordinators Agencies Ltd., (T.I.C.) a wholly owned subsidiary of The Co-operators, one of the largest insurance companies in North America. After 7 years at T.I.C., Colin sold his stake to The Co-operators, fulfilling his desire to become an independent consultant to both the health insurance industry, and providers of medical service.

Colin retains current registration as a Medical Doctor in a number of countries, in addition to numerous memberships of required medical affiliations. Colin is a current member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E).

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9677  |  Email: colin@plotkinconsulting.com




Cheryl PlotkinCheryl Plotkin
Cheryl has been married to Colin for 38 years. She has been involved with Plotkin Consulting from the very beginning, engaged in the vast array of administrative functions, secretarial work, banking requirements, and other general office duties. Indeed, Cheryl is the “company matriarch”. Without her, the functioning and running of a successful family business could never have been achieved. Amongst the many office tasks that Cheryl is responsible for, is the organization of all company events, travel arrangements, and executive assitance to Colin and the four sons.

Cheryl is a current member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E)

Contact Information
Email: cheryl@plotkinconsulting.com




shaun plotkin

Shaun Plotkin
BA (UVic), LLB (Monash), GDLP (Vic Col Law)

Director, Interim Co-CEO and VP Contracting and Client Relations
Shaun holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Victorian College of Law, Melbourne, Australia, and is admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. Shaun is currently our Director of Contract Administration and Compliance, and is responsible for making sure all our contractual obligations are adhered to, all statutes of limitations are complied with, all negotiations are reached reasonably and fairly, and that our organization maintains its professional integrity and position as a leader in the cost containment environment.

As a senior level executive within our organization, Shaun is also our Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), and is responsible for managing the risks and business impacts associated with current national and international privacy laws and policies. He is responsible for overseeing all client and provider concerns pertaining to the use of personal information, medical data, patient medical records, and our full and complete compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Shaun is also well versed in all current national and international laws and legislation that control the receiving and sending of personal health information, the fair debt collection and practice laws governing the collection of debts by collection agencies, and at all times ensures that our organization is committed to patient privacy, protected under various Personal Information Protection Acts.

Shaun holds current memberships and registrations with the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E), the Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA), The Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), Australia, and maintains registration as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Shaun lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife Renee, daughter Carrie, and son Riley.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9639  |  Email: shaun@plotkinconsulting.com




darren plotkin

Darren Plotkin
BA (UVic), CBA (UVic), MBA (University of Hertfordshire)
Director and VP Finance
Darren is a graduate from the University of Victoria with a B.A. & CBA degree. In addition, Darren holds a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Business Administration - MBA - Marketing and Strategic Management, from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. As the Business Development Manager, Darren is responsible for marketing and provider relations. Through his more than 10 years of experience in the medical insurance industry, Darren continues to develop and strengthen our organization in a competitive market, ensuring that results obtained are enjoyed by both providers and payers.

Darren lives with his wife, who is a PHD in Psychology, and their daughter Kaylie in Vancouver, Canada, and is a current member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E).

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9676  |  Email: darren@plotkinconsulting.com




ricci plotkin

Ricci Plotkin
BA (UVic), MBA (University of Hertfordshire)
Director, Interim Co-CEO and VP Operations and Provider Relations
Ricci is a B.A. graduate from the University of Victoria, with a post graduate Masters of Business Administration - MBA - Marketing and Strategic Management, from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. For the past 10 years, Ricci has occupied the position of Operations Manager, and is responsible for maintaining and implementing IT solutions, payer solutions, and cost containment.

Ricci lives with his wife Lael and son Jamie in Vancouver, Canada, and is a current member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E).

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9678  |  Email: ricci@plotkinconsulting.com




glenn plotkin

Glenn Plotkin
BA (UVic), CBA (Uvic)
Director and VP Administration
Glenn, the youngest of four sons to join the family business 5 years ago, continues the family tradition with his post secondary university education obtained from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Glenn's responsibilities are related to personnel, operations, and office administration, with focus on ensuring complete client and customer service and satisfaction.

Glenn is a current member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (C.A.F.E).

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9639  |  Email: glenn@plotkinconsulting.com




esme slabbert

Esmé Slabbert
Office Manager
Esmé has a corporate background and association with Dr. Colin Plotkin spanning 14 years in the travel insurance industry. She has been with Plotkin Consulting since 2004, and is responsible for overseeing and executing the administrative duties on corporate and operational levels. Esmé is continuously improving our ability to manage large volumes while keeping process flow simple and client friendly. She is an integral part of our organization and a most valuable asset to our clients that work together with her on a daily basis.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9649  |  Email: esme@plotkinconsulting.com




alwn slabbert

Alwyn Slabbert
B Eng, BA (Hons)
Manager – Information Technology
Alwyn received his degree in Industrial Engineering and an Honours in Business Administration from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. IT Business solutions has always been a strong feature of his career, starting with the development of integrated management systems in Agriculture. Prior to joining Plotkin Consulting, he was responsible for the management of business solutions for well known local High Tech companies such as Ballard Power Systems. Alwyn’s achievements include (but not limited to) the global implementation of standardised ERP systems for a multinational company, as well as business process design and full ERP and PDM system implementations in various high tech start-up companies.

To remain current with technology and techniques, Alwyn has regularly offered his time as part time studies lecturer at local universities and technical institutions, the most recent being a Lecturer in Operations Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

For the last five years, Alwyn has been responsible for the design and creation of business solutions for Plotkin Consulting.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9649  |  Email: alwyn@plotkinconsulting.com




Jennifer Nishi

Jennifer Nishi
Dip (Pacific Rim Studies), Dip (Travel & Tourism)
Executive Assistant
Jennifer holds a Diploma in Pacific Rim Studies from Langara College, and a Diploma in Travel and Tourism from Nationwide Travel College. Prior to being employed by Plotkin Consulting Inc, she was employed by two family businesses, and was responsible for the day to day running of each business. Prior to that, Jennifer was an executive assistant to the owners of Canada 3000 Tickets. She is also a licensed travel insurance agent.

Jennifer brings to Plotkin Consulting Inc a wealth of experience in the travel and tourism industries, and is an integral part of our team.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9647  |  Email: jennifer@plotkinconsulting.com




Wendy Merry

Wendy Merry
Executive Assistant
Wendy brings a wealth of experience to Plotkin Consulting. Prior to joining Plotkin Consulting, she spent most of her working career at a large, province wide utility (BC Hydro) after graduating high school. She quickly demonstrated her administrative abilities and rose through a number of positions to become the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of BC Hydro. She had a long and fulfilling career at BC Hydro, where in fact she became the Executive Assistant to three consecutive Chairman’s/CEO’s of BC Hydro. In this position she was responsible for organizing and coordinating the Chairman’s many duties. Wendy eventually left business to raise her family. Over the years she has been very active in the Richmond Community, her children’s school and junior girls’ softball.

Wendy is an asset to our organization. She is delighted to be back in the business world where she can use her extensive organizational skills, knowledge, and administrative skills to assist us in maintaining our position as a leader in the cost containment industry.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9675  |  Email: wendy@plotkinconsulting.com




Marielle Camaclang

Marielle Camaclang
Executive Assistant

Marielle has been with Plotkin Consulting for approximately 8 months.

Prior to joining Plotkin Consulting, Marielle worked for many years in the fashion wholesale industry. She was the sole contact for major retailers Canada-wide, managed the day to day operations of the office, as well as logistics for the distribution center.

Marielle has been able to demonstrate with her extensive experience in office administration and management that she is adaptable in a constantly changing work environment. She is eager to learn all facets of the medical insurance industry, values strong work ethic, and maintains a positive attitude.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-604-241-9649  |  Email: marielle@plotkinconsulting.com




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