Barney & Barney Adds Two to Ownership Ranks

March 29, 2006

Barney & Barney LLC, a San Diego-based risk management consulting and insurance brokerage firm, has promoted John Niedernhofer and William Peartree to ownership status within the firm.

Niedernhofer heads the firm’s Executive Risk Practice specializing in directors & officers liability and employers professional liability insurance, among others. Peartree is director of the firm’s Retirement and Wealth Management Services division.

Niedernhofer is a member of the firm’s Executive Risk practice. He is recognized for his in-depth analysis of executive liability issues and serves as a frequent author and public speaker on issues surrounding this area. He also has worked extensively with life sciences, technology, healthcare and manufacturing sector clients. He has managed more than 100 public company directors and officers programs. He serves on the Board of Directors for Corporate Directors Forum.

Peartree is director of the firm’s retirement and wealth management services division. He has been helping businesses design competitive qualified and non-qualified retirement plans since 1989. He is a registered investment advisor and is involved in both civic and industry associations including, Profit Sharing Council of America, American Society of Pension Administrators, National Institute of Pension Administrators, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and North County Personnel Association.

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