October 29, 2015 – Nicole Pond has been named a Top Woman Advisor by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). Pond was recognized in the “all star” category that acknowledges top women producers who have their own book of business. The “all star” category listed fifty women for the national recognition.

NAPA scrutinized nominated candidates, looking at nearly 450 nominations and 12,500 votes from individuals across the spectrum of the retirement industry. Nominees were asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice. Those anonymized questionnaires were then reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of judges who, over the course of several weeks, selected the women honored in four separate categories: all stars, captains, MVPs, and rising stars.

Rod Cruickshank, CEO of The Partners Group, stated “For years, The Partners Group has been committed to helping employers deliver superior retirement plan outcomes to their employees. Nicole’s leadership has played an integral role in helping us deliver on this commitment.”

Nicole Pond joined The Partners Group with nearly 10 years of knowledge in working with companies building retirement plans. Serving as the lead consultant for TPG’s mid-to-large group 401(k) plans, her consultative approach is a valuable asset for TPG as she strives to provide strategic support for unique situations clients may encounter. Nicole is able to strengthen relationships with current retirement plan clientele while enhancing a diversified book of business.

The National Association of Plan Advisors, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association, was created by and for retirement plan advisors. NAPA is an advocacy group exclusively focused on the issues that matter to retirement plan advisors.

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 30 years. We are an independent consulting firm with services including employee benefits, business consulting, 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 https://www.thepartnersgroup.com. 800-434-4662.

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