Ben Raikes appreciates the trust, control, and responsibility that the partners give to each individual Verus advisor, while also promoting a team-oriented environment. "This is a profession that is constantly changing. That's what keeps it challenging," he says. "And because we operate on a fee-only basis, we're able to offer high-touch, objective advice to our clients. When a client is paying you, you should only have their best interests in mind."

Ben is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he earned a degree in finance. He enjoys workouts at the gym and attending baseball and basketball games (in particular, those involving West Virginia, Virginia Tech, and the Washington Wizards and Nationals). He even plays a little guitar.

Ben’s designations and memberships:

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Life and Health Insurance Consultant license in Virginia
  • Board of Directors, Central Virginia Financial Planning Association
  • Member, Financial Planning Association
  • Verus Investment Policy Committee