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 associate primarily focused in the consumer and diversified industrial practice groups. 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, which provides private equity investment solutions to large corporate, public, and private clients.
Community Service and Involvement
Benton currently serves on the board of Joete’s Playground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building playgrounds in underdeveloped countries around the world. Benton was raised in the Mountain West, which instilled in him a love for outdoor recreation. He is an avid golfer and enjoys cycling, doing triathlons, skiing, tennis, and hiking.
“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Benton and the rest of the Meridian team on a recent sale transaction. Simply put, Benton was outstanding. I’ve worked with teams of strategic advisors from the largest, most prestigious investment banks in the world, and I can easily say that Benton’s level of service and attention to detail are second to none. At each step, he demonstrated a mastery of the nuances of the transaction and a deep knowledge of the client and its operations”