John R. Benton, Jr.
ChFC®, CLTC, Financial Planner, Owner of Chartered Financial Services
John has been in the financial services industry for more than 35 years; all of them have been with Prudential. In 1986, John graduated Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a minor in Finance and Accounting. Shortly after graduation, John joined Prudential and opened his own firm in 1993. He and his team have been serving clients ever since.
While focusing on growing his practice, John also gives back to his community. Having joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity in 1984 while in college, John has been serving on its Board of Trustees since 1989. He has served in every capacity on the board and in 2013 was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award by his beloved fraternity’s national headquarters. John has spent countless hours mentoring college men to work towards the fraternity’s ideal of being gentlemen, athletes, leaders, and scholars as they endeavor to become balanced leaders for our nation’s communities.
Since 2001, John continues to serve his community as a firefighter on the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department. He has served as a firefighting officer for five years and has held every administrative position, including his most recent position as President of the department.
Throughout his career, John has consistently finished each year among the most successful Prudential representatives. He is a perennial qualifier of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) with 3 Court of the Table qualifications. John’s team has also received many awards for his firm’s efforts, including numerous Prudential Presidential Citations - awarded to its top representatives; Gold awards – awarded to top performing Property and Casualty producers for every year that he has been in practice, as well as inclusion in Prudential’s Annuity Master’s Council, Life Concierge and Prudential’s Signature Service award at the Chairman’s level.
John lives in Chatham, NJ. He is married and has two daughters, Emily and Sara, both of whom work in his firm, along with his wife and business partner, Nina. John and Nina are the proud grandparents of Emily’s children, Jackson and Cameron. As well as, Sara's baby girl Emma. John enjoys travelling and skiing with his family, as well as motorcycle riding, golfing and skeet and trap shooting.
With six Financial Advisors, five of them being Financial Planners and four of them being Certified Financial Planners (CFP®), six licensed property and casualty insurance advisors, as well as four support staff members, Chartered Financial Services representatives work with clients to gain an understanding of what they value most. We evaluate their current financial and insurance needs and goals and then implement a strategy that will assist in achieving a more secure and brighter financial future. Whether it is wealth accumulation for education, retirement, asset protection, or small business strategies, we are available to assist. Our Financial Planners specialize in fee-based financial planning and investment management, focusing on retirement income planning. We can provide meaningful risk transference tactics through the use of insurance products, such as life insurance, long term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, homeowner’s and auto insurance and umbrella policies to solidify our client's financial foundation.