Meet the Team
Our purpose is to provide our clients first-in-class wealth management and insurance products and solutions using the latest technology. Our leadership team is made up of cross-disciplinary experts who value and are committed to serving our clients. The team has demonstrated success and professional experiences in the areas of wealth management, insurance, client relations and services, security and risk management, finance, and administration.
Ben Wiener is the President/CEO of Benaiah Co. and Chairman of the Board for Benaiah Holdings, Inc., a family of FinTech companies. Ben has over ten years of demonstrated success leading multiple businesses with a focus on efficiency, growth, and unparalleled customer service. 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 Elah. Ben resides in Sioux Falls, SD and will oversee the management of Benaiah Digital, LP and Benaiah Digital Fixed Income, LP.
Chief of Staff/Investor Relations
Chris Hmielewski provides administrative leadership across all three Benaiah Holdings, Inc. companies. Chris possesses over 20 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, teamwork while achieving financial and organizational growth. As Chief of Staff, he will oversee the executive leadership, business development, operations, and client success across the business entities. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Secondary Education and a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership and Administration.
Chief Investment Officer, M.S.A.P.M.
Josh DeWitt possesses a deep knowledge of digital currencies and emerging financial technologies and a strong technical understanding of the technologies surrounding blockchain and digital currency, both from a hardware and software perspective. He is an expert in portfolio management and construction and holds a Master's of Financial Analysis Portfolio Management from Creighton University. Josh has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry with a history of trading various financial instruments including debt, equities, derivatives, FX, digital assets and more. He has a deep understanding of complex financial instruments, allowing him to see opportunity and understand the mathematical relationships at work within the digital currency markets.
Scott Pugh is Benaiah’s controller and brings 20 years of experience in the financial industry with major roles within the finance and operations departments of companies. Scott takes great pride in assessing and developing an understanding of the entire business. His focus will be to drive efficiencies on the accounting and systems side of the business and work directly with the administrators of the funds. Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and his Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.