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Shawn Pynes 2013

Shawn Pynes
Employee Benefits Division

Barney & Barney welcomed Shawn as a Principal in April 2002. With more than 24 years of insurance experience, Shawn provides superior employee benefits consulting service to a wide variety of clients. Shawn manages the Employee Benefits division of Barney & Barney, and in that capacity, he is responsible for the overall leadership and growth of that division.

Shawn began his insurance career with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company in San Francisco and later moved to Seattle where he was the Manager for Mass Mutual’s Northwest Group office. He later transferred back to the Bay Area as the Vice President for First Health, the nation’s largest TPA. There, he managed the Northern California Sales and Service office. In addition to working for several large insurance companies and TPAs, Shawn also founded a reinsurance marketing firm, specializing in Stop-Loss Insurance for large employers. Prior to joining Barney & Barney, Shawn held the position of Vice President for PacifiCare where he was responsible for management of its Northern California Sales and Service offices.

Shawn serves on the Health Care Committee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and is a Board member of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives. He also currently serves on several regional and national carrier broker advisory boards and is a member of two national study groups through Assurex Global and Reagan Consulting Group.

Shawn is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California where he earned degree in Political Science.


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