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Rush Benton, CFA

Rush Benton, CFA

Senior Director,
Strategic Growth

  • Chattanooga, TN
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Rush leads CAPTRUST’s wealth management acquisition strategies and is based in Nashville, TN.

As senior director for strategic growth, Rush leads the company’s wealth management acquisition efforts by sourcing durable firms looking to be acquired and cultivating collaborative negotiations between CAPTRUST and those prospective wealth acquisitions.

Since joining the firm in 2013, Rush has been a critical piece of growing the CAPTRUST’s private wealth assets through the acquisition of independent, fee-based registered investment advisors (RIAs).

Prior to joining the firm, Rush served as co-founder and CEO of WealthTrust, one of the first consolidators of RIAs. Rush earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has been in the industry since 1984.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University

Industry Designations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
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