Meet Our Team

Shaun Irwin

Shaun Irwin

President

Shaun is the President and Founder of Minnesota Comp Advisor. A nationally recognized author, speaker, consultant, and advocate, Shaun actively participates in and supports a variety of community and civic organizations. A 3-time National Marketer of the Year, Shaun continues to actively seek to grow the organization on his guiding principle of saving lives. Shaun lives near Minneapolis with his wife, Cindy and two children, Patrick and Colleen.

Mark Kraemer CIC, CWCA, CSRM

Mark Kraemer CIC, CWCA, CSRM

Certified Work Comp Advisor

Mark is one of Minnesota’s first Certified Work Comp Advisors and is a member of the first agency advisor council for one of the largest self-insured funds in the state. A long-time speaker and educator on workers compensation, Mark works diligently with the Minnesota Comp Advisor team to control and minimize the impact of claims, drive down experience mods, and save money on premiums. A Falcon Heights native, Mark lives in the northeast suburbs of St. Paul with his wife and two boys.

Mary Wells

Mary Wells

Director of Risk Management

Mary has over 25 years of risk management leadership and experience from the perspective of the insurance company, employer, and agency sides. A well-known expert in risk management and workers compensation, Mary works with employers in their efforts to control the cost of risk by identifying, preventing, and mitigating risk and developing effective claim management and cost containment programs. Mary lives near Minneapolis with her rescue dog, Beau (pictured).

Brian Plautz, ARM,AIC,SCLA

Brian Plautz, ARM,AIC,SCLA

Loss Control and Fraud Prevention Director

With 20+ years’ experience in claims investigation and loss mitigation, Brian has spent most of his career in the commercial insurance industry, rooting out workers compensation fraud, and working with clients to develop loss control and prevention solutions. Brian lives in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife and two teenage daughters.

Joni Friedt

Joni Friedt

Workers Compensation and HR Specialist

Joni has spent much of her career on the employer side, managing human resource operations and workers compensation programs. With experience in claims management and employee health and safety, Joni works with employers to get injured employees back to good health and productivity, control the cost of work comp by managing claims from reporting through close, and working to close lingering claims and minimize open reserves. Joni lives in Greater Minnesota with her husband and daughter.

Christine Borowick

Christine Borowick

Customer Service Representative

Christine is your go-to for all things claims management. With over a decade of experience navigating the ins and outs of claims management, Christine works with the employer, adjuster, insurance carrier, doctors and the employee to get injured employees back to good health and productivity. Christine lives just over the border in Wisconsin with her twin daughters.