At The Partners Group, we have a history of success and a legacy of service. Founded by Bruce Kerr nearly 30 years ago, The Partners Group is known for its commitment to creating solutions that help clients chart a path to success.

The Partners Group added a powerful new partnership when we joined forces with The Baldwin Resource Group in 2011. The Baldwin Group, founded by Bill Baldwin in 1998, specializes in insurance solutions, employee benefits, risk management and business consulting. It’s a combination that makes us stronger than ever and able to offer a full range of commercial insurance and business advisory services, in addition to the robust employee benefits programs and private wealth expertise you’ve always known us for. Pretty powerful stuff.

The Partners Group Founders

Roderick Cruickshank - President & CEO
Rod entered the business in 1984 as a sales consultant for one of the nation’s largest employee benefit brokerage firms. After tours of duty in both the Northwest and Northeast as consultant, manager, product and marketing advisor, Rod returned to Portland, Ore. to begin developing his own company. Rod joined with partner Bruce Kerr to found The Partners Group. Today Rod is the President and CEO of The Partners Group, one of the largest independent financial services firms in the Pacific Northwest, serving more than 600 employers and the personal needs of over 5,000 successful physicians, dentists and executives. Rod has a degree in Political Science from Oregon State University and earned his Registered Health Underwriter advanced degree from The American College. He is a long time member of the national and Oregon chapters of the National Association of Health Underwriters and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Rod is the Founder and Managing Partner of Collaboration Centric Solutions. Rod sits on the executive advisory councils of United Healthcare and Premera, the board of advisors for ScionInspire, a privately-held thought leader in healthcare and is a Trustee of Legacy Meridian Park Hospital Foundation. He is a past Board Chair of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Oregon and Washington Chapters, and Portland Children’s Museum and currently serves on the board of elders of Willamette Christian Church.

Contact: 503.726.5700

Bruce Kerr - Partner, Founder
Bill Baldwin - Partner, Founder
Bill Meacham - Partner, Founder

Operations Key Staff

Jake Shafer, MBA - Chief Financial Officer
Doreen Barnhouse - Vice President of Operations
Tim Anderson - Director of IT
Carrie McHale - Director of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer for TPG Financial Advisors, LLC
Ragan Corliss - Marketing Manager
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