After graduating from Oregon State University, Rod began his insurance career in 1984 as a sales consultant for an employee benefit brokerage firm. In 1995, he co-founded what became The Partners Group with Bruce Kerr. Today, Rod is the CEO of The Partners Group and founder of C2 Solutions, a group of the nation’s top independent regional benefit firms that drive collaborative solutions in employee benefits consulting.

Rod donates his time and counsel to organizations including the Oregon & SW Washington American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Walk; Portland Rescue Mission, and The Contingent, to name just a few. He serves as vice-chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives (CEBE) and Chair of The TPG Foundation.