Florida Benefit Specialists is affiliated with one of the fastest growing and most prestigious independent Broker / Dealer firms in the United States. We have the freedom to offer our clients an extensive array of investment solutions from many of the leading investment firms throughout the country. We pride ourselves in taking an active role in communicating, educating as well as being a trusted advisor to our valued clients. Benedict A. Mitchell Jr. began his investment career in 1996 as a Financial Advisor in Tampa, Florida with Morgan Stanley. Early in his career, Ben focused his efforts on working with small to medium sized businesses to make sure each organization had the best qualified retirement plan the market could offer as well as assisting those employees to exceed their unique individual investing goals. From 1998 until 2005, Ben worked for John Hancock as a Regional Vice President and sold hundreds of qualified retirement plans throughout the State of Florida. In 2005, Ben went on to join Nationwide Financial as a Regional Vice President in charge of all qualified retirement plans of Nationwide Financial in the southern half of Florida. Over the years Ben has been accountable for nearly 1,000 qualified retirement plans and approximately $1,000,000,000 in assets. Ben has achieved the Accredited Pension Representative (APR) designation from the National Institute of Pension Administrators (N.I.P.A.) as well as the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional (PRP) designation from the PLANSPONSOR Institute. In 2009, Ben started Florida Benefit Specialists to better serve the needs of his clients.