Insurance Partners

Insurance Partners was established in 2004 to serve locally owned or managed businesses’ need for focused, personalized insurance expertise and superior risk management services. Additionally, we offer individualized personal insurance products, advice and counsel.

After serving for 27 years as a Principal in a large, locally owned firm and later as President and CEO of the Northwest region for a national insurance brokerage, Brad Wilson formed Insurance Partners. Centered around his belief that the client should be the center of attention, not the brokerage, Insurance Partners was started as a one-person insurance firm.

Today, Insurance Partners has grown but stays committed to commercial and individual clients who seek experienced, local insurance professionals who are focused on learning about clients’ business or personal needs and delivering value when selected as their insurance business partner.

Our clients include individuals and all types of business entities, ranging from corporations that trade internationally to smaller, locally owned ventures. Many of our clients have interests in other states and countries, which allows Insurance Partners to demonstrate its superior relationships with a variety of insurance companies by coordinating the appropriate services on a local, national and international level.

We invite you to review our biographies to learn about more about our broad range of expertise and our innovative approach to client management.

Brad WilsonBrad Wilson

A Portland, Oregon native, Brad has spent his entire career in the insurance business. After graduation from the University of Oregon, he learned the basics with Chubb Insurance Group, a multi-national underwriting company. Following his tenure at Chubb, he spent 27 years as a producer, manager and owner of Campbell Galt & Newlands, a Portland agency that was sold to USI Insurance Services in 1995. He continued as President and CEO of USI Northwest until resigning to form Insurance Partners in 2003. Brad believes that working for and with clients to efficiently design, implement and manage their risk management programs is Insurance Partners ultimate goal and often says: “If we take care of our clients, they will take care of us.” This philosophy has allowed Brad to serve many of our clients for more than 25 years. Being part of our community is an important aspect of Brad’s success. He has volunteered his time and energy to the work of the March of Dimes, The Surplus Line Association of Oregon, the Big “I” Junior Golf Classic and a variety of youth activities. Brad is a licensed pilot, enjoys many sports as both a participant and observer and also getting away to Central Oregon when time allows. Brad is an active member of both Waverley Country Club and the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Mark FrinellMark Frinell

Mark joined Insurance Partners in August of 2007 as a Partner with new business sales and account service responsibilities. Mark specializes in risk management strategies and the placement of insurance for commercial and personal clients. He has extensive experience working with technology, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail and property management risks. Mark has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, having worked mainly on the insurance broker side of the business. Most recently, he held sales and service roles at Willis and Marsh, both large global insurance brokers. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University where he majored in communications. He also is an active member of the community, volunteering on a regular basis for Loaves & Fishes Centers and as a leader for a variety of youth activities. Mark is an active member of the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Mark WilsonMark Wilson, CPCU

A graduate of Jesuit High School and Trinity University, Mark began his insurance career working for Allied Insurance, part of a Fortune 100 insurance company. Transitioning to an independent agency, he became a commercial lines account executive prior to joining Insurance Partners in 2005. Mark is involved in all aspects of client services and agency operations. Mark is a licensed Property & Casualty agent, consultant, and Surplus Line agent. In addition, Mark has earned the prestigious CPCU designation. Currently, Mark serves as a Board Member for the Surplus Line Association of Oregon, the SLI-PAC Board of Directors, and as a Chairman for the Jesuit High School Golf Tournament benefiting the Food Drive. For Mark, the favorite part of his job is learning about a variety of companies and working to incorporate insurance into the complete business model. In his free time, Mark enjoys a great assortment of outdoor activities including golf, hiking, and turf grass management.

Jane KammerzeltJane Kammerzelt, CPCU, CIC

Jane is based in Eugene, Oregon and serves a diverse group of commercial clients including manufacturing, technology, service and Non-Profit organizations. Her commitment to continuous professional growth and more than 20 years of industry experience have helped her become a valuable resource and trusted advisor to customers throughout the Northwest. Evidence of her reputation for excellence includes obtaining the highly regarded CPCU and CIC industry designations. She has also served on insurer councils and advisory panels, both regionally and nationally. Jane is a frequent lecturer on technical insurance related topics for a number of professional groups and educational institutions including the University of Oregon law school. In her “spare time,” Jane is an active volunteer with Northwest Youth Corps, Oregon Track Club and Oregon Bach Festival. Additionally, Jane enjoys fly fishing, running, international travel and has served with Cascade Medical Team in Guatemala.

Christa Groves, MBA, CISR

Christa is a native Oregonian who grew up in Portland. She studied business management and leadership while attending Marylhurst University where she earned both her Undergraduate Degree in Business and Leadership and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She has worked in insurance for a little over ten years and has earned her CISR industry designation. She has always had a passion for learning and helping others.

Outside of her professional life, Christa likes to take in a good hike, go kayaking, play a little golf and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers, Timbers and the University of Oregon Ducks. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling the world and spending time with her friends and family.

Greg HornerGreg Horner, CIC

Greg Horner is a Certified Insurance Counselor with a twenty-five year track record helping business owners and executives design, implement and administer comprehensive risk management and insurance solutions. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all phases of commercial property and casualty insurance. Greg is currently a Board Member with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Oregon and has been recognized as the IIABO Committee Chairman of the Year while leading the Agency & Company Relations Committee. Greg is a graduate of Washington State University (WSU) with a degree in Business Administration. He remains active with the university as a member of the Alumni Association, School of Business and the Cougar Club. He has served WSU as a member of the Risk Management & Insurance Advisory Board. A lifetime resident of Vancouver, WA, Greg and his wife have three children. An avid sports fan, Greg has stayed engaged as a coach in youth baseball/softball, basketball and soccer programs.