Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.

Commercial Insurance Team

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Our Team

We believe that the most important premium is the value we place on our relationships with our clients. And, while many companies say they’re different, we live it. Providing value that goes beyond policies. Connecting clients with crucial resources and other professionals. And hiring the best and the brightest.

Get to know the team member who will act as your advocate. Investing in your success, every step of the way.

mgano

If it seems like Mike is a natural leader, that’s because he is. Mike draws from his experience as the former President of a large Seattle-based regional broker, plus Managing Director, Regional Director, and CEO of Willis in Oregon and Washington. He has worked in many industries, such as: hospitality, construction, manufacturing, health care and more. Additionally, Mike specializes in a variety of commercial insurance areas that include: risk management, acquisitions and mergers, strategic planning, and broker compensation. Mike is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College with continuing education from the University of Oregon and Harvard Business School. Mike has been involved with a number of civic, community and business organizations, including Community Services, Inc., Northwest Center, Seattle #4 Rotary Club, Eastside Business Roundtable, the CPCU Society and more. More details on Mike

Contact: mgano@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3146

Craig Pankow joined The Partners Group in 2016 with over 30 years of experience under his belt in the insurance field, including extensive expertise in team and operational leadership, strategic planning, and sales management. Craig draws from his insurance experience as President & CEO of PointSure Insurance Services, Western Region Marketing Officer of Willis of North America, Executive VP/Co-Founder of Penhurst Insurance Services, and Regional Marketing Officer of Eagle Pacific Insurance Company. Craig is a graduate of City University, with both a BA and Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. Craig also has an Associate’s degree in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America. Craig was one of eight founding members of the Rick Pankow Foundation, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) that is designed to help cancer patients and their families deal with the financial challenges of the disease. He stays busy raising funds for this organization through an annual golf tournament, a 5K run/walk, and the Trees of Hope campaign. In his free time, Craig enjoys the outdoors by hiking and boating with his wife and four daughters.

Contact: cpankow@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3143

marnold

Mike brings an extensive claims background and more than 15 years of commercial property and casualty insurance experience to The Partners Group. His primary focus is on commercial real estate, condominium associations, 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 and 11 years at a national insurance company working in their claims department. Mike earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree from the University of Washington and holds property and casualty, life, health and disability insurance licenses. Mike is a native of Washington and very active in local community, serving as President Emeritus of King County Explorer Search and Rescue and is a member of Seattle Mountain Rescue. He also serves on the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington (IIABW) Young Agents Committee.

Contact: marnold@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3152

klane

Kevin is known for his diligence, experience and commitment to his clients. His practice areas include commercial property/casualty insurance and risk identification and management, which he puts to work for clients in real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, wholesale/distribution and social services. He belongs to the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and is on the board of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of King County. He enjoys woodworking and golf.

Contact: klane@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3168

jstair

Jordan has developed a unique set of skills, specializing in entertainment, human service and hospitality. He has experience ranging from risk management and alternative risk finance concepts to niche industry knowledge from working with firework, amusement park and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining TPG, he worked for a large national brokerage where he spent six years building a book of business and developing his insurance and risk management expertise. Jordan is a native of Washington and graduated from the University of Washington.  More details on Jordan

Contact: jstair@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3164

rstewart

Ryan is a commercial insurance specialist whose practice areas include commercial property and casualty insurance, commercial real estate and risk management. He focuses on the financial services, technology, manufacturing, construction, restaurant/hospitality, multi-family and condominium association industries. In addition to more than 15 years of experience and a BA and an MBA from Washington State University, Ryan has extensive specialty training with licenses including property casualty, life, health and disability, and real estate. This former Eagle Scout’s community commitment includes membership in the Young Agents Committee. He enjoys boating and golfing in his spare time. More details on Ryan

Contact: rstewart@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3173

pvlcek

Paul joined The Partners Group with over 7 years of Risk Management and Commercial Insurance experience. As a member of a nimble and dynamic Commercial Insurance team, Paul is able to showcase his knowledge of risk management and insurance strategies. With an emphasis toward client service and new business development, Paul strengthens relationships through advising large complex insurance requirements. Before joining The Partners Group, he worked for multiple national insurance carriers, giving him valuable admitted and surplus line insurance experience. Paul is a graduate of Western Washington University, receiving his B.A. in Communication. When he is not in the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and has a strong passion for the outdoors. More details on Paul

Contact: pvlcek@tpgrp.com / 425.467.3170

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