Benjamin Prince

Benjamin Prince

Benjamin Prince is a Bates Consultant who is an industry veteran and executive leader in the Financial Services industry. He has achieved a successful track record of long-term tenure and leadership progression within the nation’s largest banks, stabilizing and growing divisions and teams through multiple acquisitions, fundamental regulatory shifts and economic climates. Benjamin also has a strong record in recruiting, developing, and retaining top-notch sales professionals. He possesses great leadership skills and industry fluency with the ability to build profitable internal and external partnerships, guide division strategy at the executive level, and build a reputation as a sought-after leader from executive teams, peers and brokerage teams.


Credentials

EXPERIENCE

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, 2009 – 2019—Los Angeles, CA, Head of Community Markets, 2017 – 2019; Southern California, Divisional Executive, 2014 – 2017; San Francisco, CA, Managing Director, San Francisco; Complex, 2011 – 2014; Seattle, WA, Regional Managing Director, 2009 – 2011

Bank of America, 1994 – 2009—San Francisco, CA, Senior Vice President and Division Executive, Banc of America Investments, 2009; San Francisco, CA, Senior Vice President and Division Executive, Premier Banking and Investments, 2007 – 2008; Senior Vice President and Regional Executive – Premier Banking and Investments, 2005 – 2007; Boston, MA, Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Director, Banc of America Investments; Services, Inc, 2004 – 2005  

Fleet Boston Financial / Quick and Reilly, Inc., 1994-2004—Cambridge, MA, Senior Vice President and Investor Center Manager, 2000 – 2004; Philadelphia, PA, Vice President, Investor Center Manager, 1999 – 2000

Fleet Brokerage Services, Assistant Vice President and Bank Liaison Registered Rep., 1997 – 1999

Fleet Bank, Banking Center Manager, 1996 – 1997; Sales and Service Representative, 1994 – 1996, Albany NY

BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Halo2Cloud, Inc., Co-founder and Board Member, 2008 – 2019

FlyGForce, Inc., Co-founder and Board Member, 2009 – 2013  

Gourmet Food Truck, Co-owner, 1990 – 2003

College Advertising and Marketing, Co-owner, Schenectady, NY, 1993 – 1998

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Economics (double minor in Political Science and French), Union College, Schenectady, NY

Wharton School of Business, Graduate, Securities Institute of America

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSING

Series 7, 8, 3, 4, 24, 63, 65, 66, Life, Accident and Health, National Association of Securities Dealers Brokers Exam

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

Board Memberships - LA Police Foundation, Larkin Street Foundation, Black African-American Executive Sponsor