From the President
Mr. Bench has twenty years of experience in the financial markets as an investment banker, research analyst, Chief Financial Officer and financial advisor. He is President of The DBC Group Corp., a financial advisory and consultancy company based in midtown Manhattan. Since 2002, the Company has been assisting both public and private global corporations with cash flow management, operational performance, strategic growth planning, capital structure, valuation analysis, as well as budgeting and expense control. The company utilizes in depth qualitative and quantitative analysis acting in an advisory role to many of these businesses Additionally, The DBC Group acts as a liaison for investment purposes between Investment Banks, Private Equity Firms, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital firms, and the corporations it may represent.
Mr. Bench also works as Chief Financial Officer for ELLKAY LLC, a Healthcare Information Technology Company based in New Jersey and as a Senior Investment Banker for Arete Wealth Management based in Chicago, Illinois. He was previously a Vice President of Institutional Equity Research at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder in New York and in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group within the Investment Banking division of Lazard Fréres L.L.C. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and his Master’s degree in Finance from the International Business School at Brandeis University. Mr. Bench holds Series 7, 63, 79, 86, and 87 securities licenses.