Rod Cruickshank

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Rod Cruickshank –  President & CEO:

Cruickshank began his insurance career in 1984 as a sales consultant for one of the nation’s largest employee benefit brokerage firms. After working in both the Northwest and Northeast holding various positions, he returned to Portland, Oregon, where he founded The Partners Group with Bruce Kerr.
Today, Cruickshank is the President and CEO of The Partners Group, one of the largest independent financial and insurance services firms in the Pacific Northwest, serving more than 600 employers and well over 20,000 successful physicians, dentists and executives. Cruickshank has a degree in political science from Oregon State University and earned his Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) advanced degree from The American College. He is also the founder and managing partner of C2 Solutions, comprised of six of the nation’s top independent regional benefit firms to deliver a combination of service and experience unmatched in the marketplace today.
Rod is a long-time member of the national and Oregon chapters of the Association of Health Underwriters and the Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He is also a board director of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE). Additionally, Rod is chair of the board of trustees for the Meridian Park Medical Foundation and serves as chair of the board of elders at Willamette Christian Church. Rod has served as board chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Portland Children’s Museum, as trustee for OHSU Medical Group, and is a former national advisory board member of United Healthcare, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Premera.

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.