As a financial consultant, Eric Benes is passionate about creating long-term relationships with his clients. He enjoys working together to create and enact a holistic financial plan for each individual, family, or business, and then being able to watch over time as that plan enables them to achieve their goals. Making a positive impact on clients' lives is a driving force for Eric, and he is glad for the opportunity to do so in his position at John Graham & Associates.
Eric is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Studies. He currently holds his FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as his state life and health insurance licenses. Prior to joining JGA in 2021, Eric worked in the financial industry with a focus on retirement planning.
A native of Eureka, Eric now lives in Metamora with his wife, Francesca, and their son, Henry. They have four cats, Teddy Graham, Boo, Laura, and Bean, and one dog, Katie. Eric and Francesca aspire to visit every major U.S. city, and enjoy touring small, niche museums, hiking, and visiting state parks. When not traveling, they enjoy baking desserts together, and are currently learning about sustainable homesteading. Eric serves as Vice President of the East Peoria Kiwanis and an Ambassador for the Washington and Morton Chambers of Commerce.