About Us

Compensation Systems Northwest Inc. began its existence in the early 1970’s as an in-house group benefit solution for agents in the MassMutual Agency in downtown Portland Oregon.  In 1975 Lee Thurber took the reins with the goal of providing an employee benefit and retirement plan administration solution for small to medium-sized businesses in the Portland Metro Area.

In 2005 Dan O’Doherty CFP®, CLU, ChFC took over for Lee and has continued to put our clients first and foremost.  Driven by a passion for solving benefit challenges for his clients, Dan is uniquely suited to oversee the organization's unique value proposition.

Over the years CSNW has managed to grow organically through referrals and word of mouth, never aspiring to become a large impersonal agency.  We have succeeded in delivering national-level agency services with a deft local and personal touch by leveraging the unique skill sets of our staff and the transformative power of technology. 

From day one, CSNW has striven to continually refine and improve our client service model to answer the ever-changing needs of our clients and their employees.

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