Andrew Benson

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer @ River Financial

I am currently serving as Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at River Financial where we're building a challenger financial institution focused on the long-term investor.

My background is in information security & privacy, project management, and entrepreneurship. Previously, I founded or co-founded a handful of B2B technology services companies specializing in information management, software development, digital marketing, media streaming, and cyber security.

I use this personal site website to share my musings on technology, economics, and geopolitics as well as to share what I'm reading.


Presently, I'm at River Financial where we're building the financial institution of the future. A more detailed list of past ventures or projects is available here.

Education & Certifications

I graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Management Information Systems before taking graduate classes at Stanford University.

I currently hold a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Interests & Reading List

In addition to technology, economics, and geopolitics as the site's tagline suggests, my interests include law, public policy, computer programming, data modeling, and management sciences.