Brent Williams is the Founder and CEO of Benekiva, a configurable SaaS technology platform that transforms the end-to-end life claims and servicing experience. He is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations for the company. Brent Williams was a trusted Financial Advisor where he built, grew, and managed a successful Financial Services Practice. Brent is an experienced Financial Advisor with Life Insurance, Risk Management, and Investment expertise. Brent Williams is a father, speaker, educator, thought leader, and writer with a passion for sharing what he has learned. His mission is to provide innovation in the insurance industry with a "beneficiary first" mindset and digital transformation and claims transformation technology. Brent is passionate about helping organizations think "Beneficiary First" with their processes and customer experiences. Brent’s determination and commitment to innovation, his customer-centric approach, and thoughtful leadership of industry-evolving solutions have earned him the reputation as an industry leader
Benekiva uses technology to solve specific problems within the life and annuity industry while providing a beautiful customer experience in the form of a 100 percent rules-driven digital claims process. They also offer a customer servicing platform to tackle the day-to-day servicing processes on policies. The customer servicing and claims platform allow these processes to be completed anywhere, anytime, and on any device for the policyholders/beneficiaries, the internal claims/customer servicing staff, Agents/Advisors, and other third parties of the carriers.
Williams brings more than 18 years of experience in insurance and financial services consulting to his position, focusing on digital transformation and the insurance world's disruption through consumer engagement, experience, and technology. He recently accepted mentorship positions at both MIT and Drake University where he will advise and guide VMS students on their entrepreneurial journeys.
Throughout his career, he has always emphasized the importance of building strong relationships and creating a collaborative approach between the software provider/client to ensure project success. He has a proven track record of building and managing driven teams, managing successful vendor relationships, and leading organizations to deliver “WOW” to customers or clients.
Before founding Benekiva, Williams held senior leadership positions and built a successful Financial Advisory Firm. Before working in the financial field, he launched, owned, and operated
a series of automotive repair facilities, where he completed successful exits. He served as a police officer and as a college instructor at three separate colleges.
Williams is a graduate of Simpson College, where he received a degree in Business Administration and Management. He held ChFC designation from the American College of Financial Services.