Jake Shafer, CFO at The Partners Group, named Portland Business Journal “CFO of the Year” Honoree

The Partners Group Chief Financial Officer, Jake Shafer, has been named one of three CFOs in the medium company category that has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as their “CFO of the Year” for 2016.


The Portland Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year” award lists three CFOs in small, medium, and large company categories. The award also recognizes three CFOs in the nonprofit and public company categories. The “CFO of the Year” award is intended to honor the region’s financial stewards who exemplify excellence in corporate financials with the proven strength in innovation and outstanding performance in their companies. The individuals who are recognized have demonstrated a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.

“Being honored as a finalist for CFO of the Year is a wonderful recognition and a direct result of working for a great company and team,” stated Jake Shafer, CFO at The Partners Group. Jake has been with The Partners Group since 2005. He graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a degree in Business/Economics and from Portland State University with an M.B.A. in Finance, earning a nomination to Beta Gamma Sigma, representing the top 20% graduate business students at P.S.U. Jake is also a member of Vistage and Financial Executives International.

Rod Cruickshank, President and CEO of The Partners Group said “We couldn’t be more proud of Jake. He is a key reason The Partners Group has been able to grow at the pace we have. Jake is not only a great CFO to TPG, but he is a great friend as well. No one owns TPG better than Jake Shafer.”

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. 503-241-9550.