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 Northwest.   “We are thrilled to have someone with the unique skills that Jean possesses to be joining our team.  Her level of industry knowledge coupled with an extremely high work ethic will benefit all of TPG and our clients,” said Gary Alton, The Partners Group Managing Partner, Employee Benefits.

Jean has been in the Puget Sound area for almost 30 years and is active in the community, volunteering her time with Side-by-Side, Ronald McDonald House, DMEC and multiple school board committees.  She holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from Oregon State University and is also a member of the OSU Dean’s Circle of Excellence.

About The Partners Group

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.