M3 Adds Six New Shareholders

M3 Insurance recently announced six new company shareholders: Ryan Barbieri, Vice President of Sales, Employee Benefits; Matt Cranney, Vice President of Insurance Operations; Chris Henderson, Managing Director of M3 Financial; Pete Paulsen, Senior Account Executive; Zach Penshorn, Vice President of Human Resources; and Kim Singleton, Senior Account Executive.SixShareholders2017_PhotoStrip_90x666

Barbieri joined M3 in 2015 and has 14 years of experience in employee benefits programs of mid to large employers in both the public and private sectors. Working from M3’s Milwaukee office, he is responsible for the direction, performance, and management of the employee benefits group throughout M3’s five locations in Wisconsin.

Cranney oversees the strategic vision for M3’s Client Services department and property and casualty small business sales team, as well as various corporate strategic projects and initiatives. He joined M3 in 2005 and works out of the Madison office.

Henderson joined M3 in 2005 and leads the M3 Financial team. M3 Financial is the M3 product line focused on life insurance planning, executive level benefits, and employer-sponsored retirement plans.

Paulsen joined M3 in 2010 in M3’s Green Bay office. His primary focus is managing risks and business insurance costs for commercial contractors. With over 15 years of industry experience, he implements strategies to assist his clients in growing their business.

Penshorn facilitates the workflow of M3’s human resources and facilities departments with company-wide focus on strategic human resource initiatives, talent management and development, compensation and benefits design, and employee relations. He joined M3 in 2003 and works out of the Madison office.

Singleton joined M3 in 2008 and has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Her primary role is to counsel clients about risk management strategies and insurance planning, placing property and casualty insurance products to help mitigate and manage their unique exposures. She works from M3’s Milwaukee office.

Each of M3’s shareholder partners is a current employee who is actively involved in our business and must sell his or her shares prior to retirement. This ownership structure ensures engagement while aligning with M3’s commitment to remain privately held.


About M3

M3 Insurance offers insight, advice and strategies to help clients manage risk, purchase insurance and provide employee benefits. We are committed to being experts in both the products we represent and the industries we serve. Our people advance M3’s competitive advantage in the marketplace, and our focus on community builds better places to live and work. M3 is consistently ranked a top 100 broker in America.

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