Bob is the Founder and CEO of The Bensman Group (1976), a financial services firm located in Bannockburn, Illinois, serving clients domestically and internationally.
Bob's primary responsibilities include developing deep, meaningful client relationships, strategy, vision, opportunity recognition, and addressing unique situations requiring special attention.
His greatest ability is to fully understand the unique individual concerns of each of his
clients, and related complex planning issues. Embracing an integrated approach and working
cohesively with advisory team members, Bob helps his clients to crystallize their core values,
and develops customized solutions that can contribute to the fulfillment of their objectives.
Over the course of his career, Bob has helped guide and been involved in many aspects of inter and
intra-generational planning, as well as planning for organizations and their executives. He
has addressed numerous complex issues, financial and non-financial. This includes helping
to define missions and goals, as well as the design and implementation of strategies to achieve
Bob’s clientele include: ultra-high net worth individuals ($10 million - $1 billion+),
members of their families, professionals, executives, senior management teams, family offices,
entrepreneurs, entertainers, professional athletes, and retirees. He finds these accomplished
leaders expect and require integrity, loyalty, vision, superior service, expert advice, meaningful
long-term relationships, and an “outside the box” thought leader.
Education, Designations, Licenses, and Organizations
Bob earned his B.S. degree (Major in Business Administration) from the University of Illinois,
He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC),
and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®) designations from The American College, Bryn
Bob holds the following licenses: Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited
Representative (Series 6); General Securities Representative (Series 7); General Securities
Principal (Series 24); Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Principal
(Series 26); Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63) (NASAA); and
Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination (Series 65).
Bob was the Co-Chairman of the Corporate Community Advisory Board (CCAB) - LINKS,
a non-profit organization. He has worked with a number of local, national, and international
philanthropic organizations assisting them with their fundraising and strategic long term
planning. He has served on numerous committees and advisory boards of insurance companies throughout the United States.
California Insurance license #0A97887
Bob's personal interests include: family, horses, mentoring, philanthropy, tennis, skiing, bicycling, travel, golf, coaching, public speaking, and a commitment to life-long learning.