Ryan Barbieri

Ryan Barbieri
Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits

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Favorite Smell
Apple pie
Book I Recommend
The Bible
My Inner Beast
I’d Eat That
Peanut butter & banana sandwiches
Favorite Game
Motivated By
Bring Back
The leather jacket
Don't Laugh At My…
Ice skating

Ryan Barbieri is executive vice president of employee benefits and partner at M3 Insurance. He is responsible for the overall direction of the employee benefits division, including long-term planning, new business development, sales performance, carrier relations, and strategic partnerships. Barbieri is a member of M3’s Executive Operating Committee.

Barbieri has strong experience working with mid to large market employers in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, he has built a solid reputation across Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota for the ability to work with administration as well as organized employee groups to create transformational cost containment strategies. In the private sector, he is experienced with complex benefits programs, wellness, mergers and acquisitions, and international benefits.

  • Earned Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and management from Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Gained 11 years of industry experience as a senior vice president with Willis North American
  • Joined M3 in 2015
    • First served as an account executive
    • Advanced to director of employee benefits-Milwaukee market, 2016
    • Promoted to vice president of employee benefits and partner, 2017
    • Named executive vice president of employee benefits, 2021


  • Wisconsin-licensed life and health agent


  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) Leadership Council
  • C2 Solutions Board of Directors
  • Lutheran High School Association Board of Directors, chairman
  • Lighthouse Youth Center Board of Directors, vice-chairman
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College Alumni Service Award, recipient
  • YMCA, past board member
  • Boy Scouts, past board member
  • Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Foundation, past board member
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College Board of Regents, past board member

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