Ben Dickey

President Principal

Education

  • University of Chicago

    Bachelor of Science

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    JD Degree; Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

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Ben Dickey is a Founder and President of Resonant Capital Advisors. In addition to his firm management responsibilities, he creates customized asset allocation, financial and investment plans for his clients and has a passion for working with multi-generational family business owners.

Prior to founding Resonant, Ben was a Vice President in the Wealth Management group at Madison Investment Advisors, where he worked with colleagues and staff on the group’s manager research, asset allocation and practice management efforts in addition to his client responsibilities. Ben served from 2008-2012 as Director of Wealth Management Services at Reinhart Partners, a Milwaukee-based Registered Investment Advisor. He began his career in U.S. Bancorp’s Private Client Group, where he served as Managing Director and Southwest Region Market Leader for Personal Trust, Private Banking & Private Asset Management.

A Wisconsin native, Ben graduated from the University of Chicago (with honors) and earned JD and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife Elizabeth live in Waunakee with their daughter and two sons and they are deeply involved in their community.

What is your favorite book about investing that you recommend everyone read?

Moneyball. It’s a great and accessible read that touches on the virtues of humility, curiosity and innovation in the pursuit of better results against perceived odds and the status quo.

What is the first job you ever held?

I held simultaneous jobs as a teenager de-tasseling seed corn (in the morning) and stocking grocery store shelves (in the afternoon/early evening). Both taught me a lot, but mainly just how hard actual work is as opposed to my life up to that point.

What is your favorite movie of all-time?

Top Gun. And not just because Walter Dewey references it all the time. To a 10-year-old American boy it just seemed like it had absolutely everything one could want in life and in film.

What are your favorite podcast(s) to listen to in the car?

“The Rewatchables” on the Ringer podcast network. I’ve always enjoyed movies, but hearing people who really love and understand not only movies, but the movie industry, has taught me a lot and also increased my appreciation for some of my favorite films.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Did you follow it?

“Be Strong and Good”, from my maternal grandmother. I’ve had occasion to follow the former a few times, and it’s helped. The latter, I try to follow all the time. But both together is where her true wisdom lay. It also brings a smile to my face to remember her passing it on.