John Cleveland, CLU
Partner, CFO
Employee Benefits Consultant

Mr. Cleveland cofounded The Cleveland Company in 1988.

John grew up in Burnsville. He earned his Bachelor of Science Business Degree at the University of Minnesota and earned his Chartered Life Underwriters Degree from the American College.

He has served on many boards through the years. John began his career right out of college as a life insurance agent for Lincoln National. Several years into his career he began focusing solely on employee benefits. After working with Alexander and Alexander and a Wayzata Financial Planning Firm, in 1988 John along with his father, Sam Cleveland formed The Cleveland Company.

The firm has grown to several hundred clients, many of which date back to the company’s founding. Influenced by his life insurance and financial planning background, as well as his extensive employee benefit background, John believes that the most important part of employee benefits is the careful design and effective communication so as to mitigate the financial exposure of everyday families, while being financially affordable to the employers. Compliance and Human Resources Support are also critical in this highly regulated industry.

John lives in Victoria with his wife. His three children and eight grandchildren all live nearby. In his spare time, you may find him on skis, a bicycle, a windsurfing board, or a sailboat. He is also known to swing a golf club every now and then.