Prior to joining Raymond James in September 2021, Ben worked in Merrill Lynch’s Greenville, South Carolina, office for 23 years. During that time, he had the very good fortune to grow his career by working with and learning from an exceptional mentor and friend, Niles Ray.
Ben, who holds a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson University, became a Chartered Financial Analyst® in 2006. More recently, he was named on the Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors* lists of 2020 and 2021.
An active member of his community, Ben has served on many local boards and committees, including Greenville’s Community Foundation, Meals on Wheels and Fourth Presbyterian Church. He’s also a board member of the Piedmont Health Foundation.
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