Portland, OR, June 25, 2013 – The results are in and the winners have been announced for the 2013 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon. The Hilton ballroom in downtown Portland was packed with nearly 900 people on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 as The Portland Business Journal honored the recipients of the award. The Partners Group, a leading, locally-owned, independent, financial services, risk management and employee benefit consulting firm, was recognized by The Portland Business Journal on this night, ranking 57th on their list of Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon (http://bizj.us/sljad/i/45).

2013 marks the 5th consecutive year and 10th time in past thirteen years that The Partners Group has been honored by The Portland Business Journal for this prestigious award. Since 2010, The Partners Group has experienced 98.61% growth. Founder Bruce Kerr accepted the award on behalf of The Partners Group.

Regarding the award, The Portland Business Journal asked President & CEO Roderick B. Cruickshank, RHU about the principles that are essential in creating a guideline for good management. He replied, “Hire the right people, give them clear direction and then get out of their way.” See his complete discussion with The Portland Business Journal in Listmakers: Fastest-Growing Company Execs Share Their Secrets .

This annual ranking recognizes the top 100 private companies in the state of Oregon that experienced the greatest percentage of revenue growth over a three year period.

The Partners Group is a leading, locally-owned, independent, financial services, risk management and employee benefit consulting firm. We do more than provide exceptional employee benefits, commercial insurance and wealth management services. Driven by an unswerving commitment to our clients, we develop partnerships that ensure extraordinary solutions.

Note: Securities and Advisory Services offered through Geneos Wealth Management, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC Advisory Services offered through TPG Financial Advisors, LLC, A Registered Investment Advisory Firm