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Our purpose is to provide our clients first-in-class custody solutions and wealth management services partnering with leaders in the digital asset and blockchain technology industries. The leadership team is made up of cross-disciplinary experts who value, and are committed to, serving our clients. Our team has demonstrated success and professional expertise in the areas of custody, security and risk management, wealth and portfolio management, finance, tax, audit, insurance, client relations, marketing, and administration.

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Benjamin Wiener

CEO/Chairman

 

Ben Wiener is the CEO of Benaiah Co. and Chairman of the Board for Benaiah Holdings, Inc., a family of service companies. Ben has over ten years of demonstrated success leading multiple businesses with a focus on efficiency, growth, and revenue generation. Ben’s studies in economics and finance along with his entrepreneurial skillset and value-focused mindset position him well to lead Benaiah Management, Benaiah Capital, and Benaiah Custody Solutions. Ben resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his wife Leah and their five children.

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Chris Hmielewski

Chief of Staff/Investor Relations

 

Chris Hmielewski provides administrative leadership across all Benaiah Holdings, Inc. companies. Chris possesses over 25 years of experience in administration, leadership and staff development, fiscal management, operations, and client relations. During his 16 years as Director of Athletics at Southwest Minnesota State University, Chris fostered a culture of hard work, success, and teamwork while achieving financial and organizational growth. As Chief of Staff, he oversees the executive leadership, business development, operations, and client success across the business entities. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Secondary Education and a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership and Administration. Chris resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his wife Mary Jo and enjoys keeping up with their three adult children.

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Alex Denevan

Director of Finance & Business Operations

 

Alex Denevan is responsible for the finance and administration of all Benaiah entities. His proclivity for mathematics and data originally led him to calibrating satellite imagery. Alex holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and data science from South Dakota State University, and a master's in business administration and management from the University of Sioux Falls. As the Director of Finance & Business Operations, Alex manages the daily accounting, reporting, compliance, human resources, and tax/audit processes for Benaiah. He is also responsible for developing and enhancing the financial forecasting, data analytics, and performance metrics implemented to assess Benaiah’s family of service companies and solutions. Alex’s roots run deep for South Dakota, as a Sioux Falls native, he enjoys golfing, softball, and attending SDSU football games with friends and family.

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Katie Bobbin

Director of Brand, Culture, & Communications

 

Katie Bobbin has a passion for people and a knack for fostering genuine relationships. As the Director of Brand, Culture, and Communications she ensures that Benaiah brings education and engagement to the ever-changing digital asset and blockchain technology industries. Katie comes to Benaiah with over ten years of experience in event planning, fund raising, relationship management, and delivering a first-class customer service experience in the public and private sectors. Her detail-oriented approach brings personalization and the pursuit of excellence to our clients, partners, and new employees during the onboarding process. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marketing with a Minor in Graphic Design. Katie resides in Sioux Falls, SD with her husband Jason and their two daughters.

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Drew Hmielewski

Director of Business Development/Investor Relations

 

Drew Hmielewski is a former collegiate student-athlete for the University of Minnesota and brings a competitive drive and work ethic to Benaiah’s team. During Drew’s tenure at the U of M, he competed for the Golden Gopher football and baseball teams, and graduated earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing Education. As the Director of Business Development and Investor Relations, Drew manages investor portfolios by supporting the growth of assets within Benaiah Capital’s two hedge funds. He assists in educating accredited investors and institutions about the opportunities in the digital asset and blockchain technology space. His eagerness to learn, keen sense for building relationships, and strong desire to help people has prepared him well to advance the Benaiah family. Drew resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his fiancé Madi.

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Kamal Martin

Senior Trader & Assistant Director of Business Development

 

Kamal Martin is a former professional athlete for the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota earning a bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing. Kamal’s competitive thirst for digital assets, and his winning attitude brings an energy to our team that you can’t help but get caught up in his driven spirit. He possesses extensive knowledge about the quantitative and analytical data that is required to achieve success through the numerous financial instruments within blockchain technology. His effective and precise trading strategy in asset classes such as Indices, FX, and Digital Assets allows him to take advantage of the ebb and flow within the digital asset space. Kamal resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Haley.

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