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D Christopher Benson ChFC

Chris Benson is the founder and financial advisor here at Granite Vista Financial. He first embarked on what has become a long and distinguished career in the industry as a Financial Advisor at SunAmerica in 2000. From there, he dedicated more than a decade of his life to Professional Planning Associates before the company was absorbed by Financial Design Group. 

In 2008, he became a Chartered Financial Consultant, an honor conferred by The American College of Bryn Mawr. Chris has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table—an international organization representing financial services professionals—six times. 

After over 20 years in the world of finance, Chris decided to utilize his accumulated knowledge and talents to build a business of his own—one that did things a bit differently than other investment advisor representatives, with an emphasis on educating and guiding his clients on their paths, and allowing them to take control of their financial futures. His honesty, integrity, and ability to translate seemingly complex financial concepts into understandable terms help his clients to feel comfortable in their financial decisions. 

A longtime resident of the valley, Chris’s list of interests are as long as the days here are hot. When not crunching through numbers for clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years, Carolyn; his daughter, Jessica; son, Ryan; and his close circle of friends. He’s especially fond of outdoor activities and can often be found out camping or in his garden, where he grows the ingredients for his own brand of hot sauce. 

Qualifying membership in the MDRT is based on minimum sales production requirements and gross business generated within a year. Each MDRT status designation is granted for one year only. All members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the Million Dollar Round Table.