The Partners Group expands its Bend, OR office with two new hires in Employer Services and Commercial Insurance

Amanda Chelemedos Commercial Lines Account Manager

John Hartz, Employee Benefits Consultant

Bend, OR – The Partners Group announces it has added John Hartz as an Employee Benefits Consultant and Amanda Chelemedos as a Commercial Lines Account Manager to their Bend, OR team. TPG’s Employer Services Division specializes in providing employee benefits, retirement plan consulting, data analytics, plus health and wellness services while the Commercial Insurance Division focuses on providing property and liability insurance, umbrella and excess liability insurances, plus risk control and coordination.

John brings comprehensive knowledge and experience to The Partners Group after working in sales and leadership roles with a Fortune 500 insurance carrier for 17 years. Most recently he focused on working with large employers ranging from 100 – 10,000 employees, specializing in benefit plan design, self-funding, voluntary benefits, benefit communications, enrollment and technology, as well as executive benefits including life and income protection planning. John’s wealth of experience on the carrier side helps his clients better understand the complex world of employee benefits in an easy to understand and transparent way. When he’s away from work, John enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, golfing, fly fishing, and paddle boarding.

“John will be a great addition to The Partners Group family. His vast knowledge of benefits and connection to the area will be an invaluable asset for our Employer Services Division at our Bend office location,” says Kim Seely,  Managing Director of the Employee Benefits Division at The Partners Group.

Amanda brings industry insight to The Partners Group after 13 years of experience in commercial insurance. Most recently she focused on managing commercial accounts for small businesses and real estate. Amanda’s commitment to understanding risk exposures ensures her clients are protected with the appropriate strategies for their organization. When she’s not serving clients, Amanda enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her children and occasionally taking her Jeep off-road.

“The addition of Amanda to the Bend Oregon Commercial Insurance team supports our strategy of providing the highest level of customer service in the industry. Amanda brings a positive attitude to her work each day, knows the Commercial products, and is loved by the customers that she serves,” says Craig Pankow, Managing Director of the Commercial Insurance Division at The Partners Group.

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 35 years. They are an independent consulting firm with over 140 employees, and services including employee benefits, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit 503-241-9550.


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.