May 14, 2013 – Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2) is proud to welcome M3 Insurance (M3) as a new member firm. C2 is a joint venture founded by leading employee benefit consulting firms, including Kistler Tiffany Benefits, McGohan Brabender, MHBT Inc., The Partners Group and William Gallagher Associates.

The addition of M3 Insurance provides expanded reach and expertise while complementing the current robust services that C2 member firms offer to their clients. C2 now has more than 30 strategically located offices throughout the country; this joint venture transforms regionally independent firms to the fifth largest privately held employee benefits firm in the nation. Strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors and members to create innovative product and service offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients is the core of C2’s vision and purpose. C2 firms are able to offer the widest variety of products and services to their valued clients.

The member firms come together to form an uncommonly powerful employee benefit consulting firm. While the majority of the marketplace is served by big box national firms with little ability to offer unique products and services, C2 member firms stay true to their roots and become a stronger independent firm, with global reach and local touch, in order to meet the increasing needs of their growing client base.

“C2’s vision – allowing member firms to gain global reach while remaining local and independent – is consistent with the vision and mission of M3 Insurance. We look forward to working with all the firms of C2and providing more robust and comprehensive services to our valued clients,” said Mike Victorson, president and CEO, M3 Insurance.

ABOUT Collaboration Centric Solutions – Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2) is a national company formed by leading independent employee benefit consulting firms for strategic collaboration with carriers, vendors and embers to create innovative product offerings while delivering greater quality and value to clients. C2 is the nation’s fifth largest privately-held firm.

ABOUT M3 Insurance – Founded in 1968, M3 Insurance is Wisconsin’s largest privately held commercial insurance agency, providing employee benefits, property & casualty, executive benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans and personal lines insurance. The professionals at M3 are aligned to specialized industry groups, serving clients across the country frim five Wisconsin offices.

M3 is consistently ranked in the top 1% of insurance brokers nationwide and has been named to the list of Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine.

Contact Information
Jill Palmer
Operations Manager
(503) 726-5762