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Donald Goon
Employee Benefits


Don is the Director of Sales in our Minnesota office and has expertise in all business insurance and financial services disciplines. He currently coaches a sales team of Risk Consultants who work with clients in employee benefits, property and casualty, financial strategies and bonds. Dedicated to business and benefit plans for clients in the small to medium marketplace, the risk management company is now one of the region's top firms, with a client base in public sector, schools, non-profit as well as the traditional corporate clientele.


He began his career with Alexander & Alexander (AON), where he worked with large national association groups and franchise benefit plans. In 1986, Don created benefit practices with a local business insurance agency before founding his own benefits brokerage and consulting firm, Benefit Consultants, Inc (BCI), in 1990. In 2002, BCI joined Stanton Group as a Partner/Consultant and helps create one of the largest firms in Minnesota. Stanton Group was acquired by Gallagher Benefit Services in 2008. Don joined Bearence in 2009 as a Senior Risk Consultant in Employee Benefits and became the Sales Team Leader in spring of 2011. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Sales in Minnesota.


Don has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Minnesota. He has been awarded some of the highest industry achievements and is the recipient of several Five-Star Professional designations.



West Des Moines, Iowa

1045 76th Street, Suite 4000

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

2010 Centre Pointe Blvd.

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Omaha, Nebraska

8204 S. 109th Street

LaVista, NE 68128

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