William R. Benson – Principal
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Bill is a Principal of Benson Blackburn and brings years of experience in consulting with public and private companies. Bill’s previous work experience with M Financial Group in Portland, Oregon has enabled him to effectively grow Benson Blackburn’s presence in the closely held and public corporate marketplace while supporting the needs of existing individual clients of the firm.
In particular, Bill enjoys working with Chief Financial Officers and the core Executive teams who strive to create an environment where clarity and insight can naturally flourish. Fueled with a passion for helping others overcome the complexities associated with working and owning a business, he helps provide enlightened structure on the terms of each core member for the overall good of the company.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Bowling Green State University. Bill holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) designation from the Family Firm Institute, Inc. He is currently pursuing his Certified Exit Planner™ (CExP™) designation from the Business Enterprise Institute, Inc. In addition, he currently holds his Series 6 and Series 63.
Bill moved to Naples, Florida in 2010 and enjoys spending time with his family, working on his golf game, and practicing yoga.