Education and Certification:
Benton graduated cum laude from the University of Utah, where he earned a degree in Finance. He holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 79 licenses with FINRA.
At Meridian, Benton works as an analyst with a focus on the healthcare and consumer industries. Prior to joining Meridian, Benton worked within the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, he was a part of the alternative investments (AIMS) group providing investment solutions to large corporate, endowments, sovereigns, and private clients. Benton was involved in evaluating and tracking primary, secondary, and co-led private equity investments.
Community Service and Involvement:
Benton was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah which instilled in him a love for outdoor recreation. He is an avid golfer and enjoys cycling, triathlon, skiing, tennis, and hiking with his wife, Grace.