Commercial Insurance

Do an internet search for Commercial Insurance, and you'll come up with 47 million hits. That's 47 million voices clamoring for your attention (and probably your business). So how do you separate the "can-do" organizations from the "me-too" noise? Choose the company with unparalleled expertise in safeguarding not only your assets, but also your best interests.

Employee Benefits

Looking for Employee Benefits that also benefit your company? That makes two of us. An independent firm that's more interested in creative solutions than in corporate mandates, The Partners Group is driven by an unyielding dedication to your success. Armed with the kind of expertise only 30 years of experience can bring, we use our depth, breadth and resources to enhance value. Control costs. And take work off your plate instead of heaping it on.

Private Client Services

Funny thing about success. The more you have, the more complicated life becomes. Especially when it comes to your finances. Too many choices, too little time, and the uncertainty of whether your wealth advisor truly is looking at the big picture can make it difficult to determine if your investment strategies are working. Or just generating paperwork. At The Partners Group, we have the resources, experience and expertise to help you get there. Wherever "there" may be for you.

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Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo of The Partners Group earn Safeco® Insurance Personal Lines Achievement Award

Michelle Gallardo (left), Lori Hedgecock (right).

Portland, OR – June 19, 2014 - Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo of The Partners Group Personal and Commercial Insurance unit in Portland, OR have received the Safeco Insurance® Personal Lines Achievement Award, an honor given each year to about a dozen individuals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska who work at local independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco Insurance.

The Achievement Award recognizes Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo for their commitment to customer service and performance for The Partners Group and overall exemplary representation of Safeco Insurance.

“Safeco is pleased to present both Lori Hedgecock and Michelle Gallardo with the Personal Lines Achievement Award this year,” said Becky Fann, regional general manager, Northwest Region, Safeco Insurance. “This designation acknowledges the daily diligence, integrity, passion for excellence and hard work of Lori Hedgecock […]

The Partners Group Sees Double, Wins Second Lighthouse Award for Fastest Growing Company In Portland, OR

President & CEO Roderick Cruickshank shows off the Portland Business Journal Lighthouse Award as The Partners Group appeared in the PBJ100 for more than five straight years.

PORTLAND, OR, June 19, 2014 – The results are in and the winners have been announced for the 2014 Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Portland, OR area. The Hilton Hotel ballroom in downtown Portland was filled with hundreds of people on Thursday, June 12, 2014 as The Portland Business Journal honored the recipients of the award. The Partners Group (TPG) was again recognized as a Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Company. In addition, The Partners Group received the coveted Lighthouse Award, honoring organizations that have placed on the Top 100 list five consecutive years.

This year marks the 6th consecutive year and […]

The Partners Group (TPG) Adds Commercial Insurance Account Executive

BELLEVUE, Washington, June 19, 2014 – The Partners Group (TPG) has added Jordan Stair to its Commercial insurance team as an Account Executive. Jordan has a broad range of skills and expertise in various industries including fireworks companies, amusement parks, non-profits, plus overall risk management and alternative risk finance concepts. “Jordan is a team player who brings a high level of energy and passion to his work,” said Mike Gano, The Partners Group Managing Partner, Commercial Insurance Division. “We are extremely excited to have him join our team,” said Gano.

Prior to joining TPG, Jordan worked for a large national brokerage where he spent six years building a book of business while developing his insurance and Risk Management skills. Jordan is a native of Washington and graduated from the University of Washington.

The Partners Group, with offices in Bellevue, WA, […]

JoAnne Sweeney named Director of Private Client Services for The Partners Group

Director of Private Client Services

PORTLAND, Oregon June 10, 2014 – The Partners Group (TPG) has added JoAnne Staab Sweeney to its Private Client Services team.

Prior to joining TPG, JoAnne worked for the Pacific Wealth Group of Morgan Stanley as a Business Manager.  Joanne also held positions in both operations and project management at Private Client Services division of Wells Fargo and Co.

“As the Director of Private Client Services, JoAnne’s client centric focus and systems based approach in today’s dynamic and fast paced landscape makes her an ideal fit to The Partners Group.  She is a great addition to TPG with our commitment to the financial wealth, health and wellness of the families and businesses we serve,” said Shawn Higley, The Partners Group Managing Partner, Private Client […]

Alternatives for Lowering Employee Benefit Costs Related to Self-Funding Provided in Seminar by The Partners Group

Advantages of self-funded health plans will also be discussed including how more and more companies are able to take this cost-effective route. 

Portland, OR – June 5th, 2014 - The Partners Group plans to host a seminar on innovative and cost-saving options for employers of 150 or more employees who are either already self-insured or considering the option. This seminar will take place on June 17th, 2014 in Portland, OR, June 18th in Bellevue, WA, and also on June 19th, 2014 in Bend, OR.

According to Gary Alton, Managing Partner of the Employee Benefits Division at The Partners Group, “We’re excited to share real-life success stories from our clients who have experienced significant and immediate costs savings on their health plans through a proprietary pharmacy option.” Strategies for controlling and protecting against high-cost claims, as well as tools for improving workforce health through population health […]

New Commercial Insurance Account Executive

Arnold, Mike

BELLEVUE, Washington, April 8, 2014  – The Partners Group (TPG) has added Mike Arnold to its Commercial team. Mike has an extensive claims background and more than 15 years of industry experience which he brings to his commercial property and casualty insurance practice. He will focus on commercial real estate, condominium associations and apartment complexes, remediation contractors, pharmacies and health care industries.

Prior to joining TPG, Mike spent three years at a local agency building a book of business. Previous to that, he spent 11 years at a national insurance company working in claims. “Mike’s insurance company and agency background gives him a unique set of skills that will bring significant short-term and long-term benefits to The Partners Group and to our clients,” said Mike Gano, The Partners Group Managing Partner, Commercial Division.

Mike is a […]

The Partners Group (TPG) Adds Employee Benefits Consultant


BELLEVUE, Washington, April 1, 2014 – The Partners Group (TPG) has added Jean Shearer to its team of employee benefit consultants.  As a member of the strategic consulting team at The Partners Group, Jean will bring her decade’s long expertise in life, disability and leave of absence marketplace. Most recently, she has focused on National Accounts with 20,000+ lives.  Jean will also help TPG in Business Consulting with a focus on Analytics, Wellness and Leave Management and providing business development strength with large employers in the Washington marketplace.

Prior to joining The Partners Group, Jean worked more than 28 years for two large national carriers as a National Account Executive, and was responsible for driving profitable sales growth, retention and market/brand development with producers, consultants and customers in the National Account segment (5,000+ lives) throughout the […]

The Partners Group Named Capital Insurance Group Washington Agency of the Year

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance team recieving the CIG Washington Agency of the Year Award. Pictured in photo: (Back Row, Left-to-right) Paul Vlcek, Kevin Lane, Ryan Stewart, Mike Arnold (Front Row, Left-to-right) Linda Sebeck, Tina Am, Managing Partner – Mike Gano, Laura Dykshoorn

MONTEREY, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2014) – The Partners Group, a 30 year-old insurance agency being recognized for its Bellevue, Wash., office, has been named Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) Washington Agency of the year for 2013. CIG has honored the partner agency with the award in recognition of its commitment to client service and business performance. The annual award is bestowed on agencies in the CIG Northwest region, and is based on the culmination of the company’s performance throughout the year.

The Partners Group, which merged with The Baldwin Resource Group in 2011, specializes […]

The Partners Group Receives National Awards for Improving Employee Health

Wins Healthiest Employers ’2014 Healthiest 100 Workplace Award’ and American Heart Association ’2013 Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Award’

Bellevue, WA (March 4, 2014)The Partners Group, which helps employers build employee benefit programs to improve and maintain employees’ wellbeing, is proud to announce that it has won two prestigious healthy employee awards.

Healthiest Employers, the leader in employee health analytics, best practices and benchmark data, inducted The Partners Group into the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Being named as a 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplace means The Partners Group has achieved remarkable and sustainable success through a broad range of corporate wellness programs and employee wellness initiatives.

In addition, the American Heart Association awarded The Partners Group its 2013 Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Award, recognized for its efforts to decrease healthcare expenses and increase productivity.

The Partners Group attained the Healthiest Employers award as the […]

The Partners Group Celebrates a Successful Year by Giving Back through a Company-Wide Volunteering Program

Portland, Ore, December 30, 2013 — Despite the fourth quarter being the busiest time of year at The Partners Group, they are celebrating two months of holiday giving this year with a formal company-wide volunteer program December through January, in lieu of a company party. This growing company is allowing all 100 of its employees to volunteer in the community on paid company time.

The Partners Group holiday volunteering program started five years ago when the economy burst and has continued to evolve into a bigger and more formalized program every year. According to Doreen Barnhouse, VP of Operations, “When The Partners Group started this program, we realized how fortunate we were after experiencing our friends, family and clients lose their jobs, homes and businesses. Although our business sustained some losses we were still operating profitably with no loss of jobs, […]

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