Service Specialization
Professional Profile

Founded in 1988, the Cleveland Company ( partners with small to mid-size businesses to provide affordable and effective benefit solutions. Serving companies from 4 to 1,200 employees, the firm’s specialty is finding the right benefit solutions for employers in the challenging, complex world of employee benefits.

The seasoned professionals at the Cleveland Company understand that employers are faced with the biggest challenge in years: how to continue to offer a quality employee benefits program to attract and keep top talent, while helping employees navigate their additional financial responsibilities.

The Cleveland Company provides solutions via two critical paths to reduce businesses risks: consulting and education. The team has the tools and flexibility you need to create the right mix of solutions for your employees and your business.

The insurance professionals at the Cleveland Company are your trusted advisors whose knowledge, commitment and integrity ensure successful outcomes for employers and employees.

Areas of expertise:
  • Employee Benefits
  • Compliance
  • Benefit Administration Technology
  • Executive Benefits

John Cleveland,, cofounded the Cleveland Company in 1988. His thirty-six years in the insurance industry also include heading the Group Department of Business and Estate Advisors in Wayzata, and working as an independent contractor retained by Alexander & Alexander to coordinate the Group Department for small employers.

Mr. Cleveland is an Employee Benefits expert on Optimum Resources Team and was named as a Twin Cities Business Magazine Five Star Health Insurance Professional in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

A graduate of the University of MN, John serves on the boards of Friends of the Orphans and St. Therese Southwest.