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.



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


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


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


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


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