Brent Williams

Founder, CEO & President of Benekiva


Brent Williams is the Founder and CEO of Benekiva, a configurable SaaS technology platform that transforms the end-to-end life claims and servicing experience. He is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations for the company. Brent Williams was a trusted Financial Advisor where he built, grew, and managed a successful Financial Services Practice. Brent is an experienced Financial Advisor with Life Insurance, Risk Management, and Investment expertise. Brent Williams is a father, speaker, educator, thought leader, and writer with a passion for sharing what he has learned. His mission is to provide innovation in the insurance industry with a “beneficiary first” mindset and digital transformation and claims transformation technology. Brent is passionate about helping organizations think “Beneficiary First” with their processes and customer experiences.

Benekiva uses technology to solve specific problems within the life and annuity industry while providing a beautiful customer experience in the form of a 100 percent rules-driven digital claims process. They also offer a customer servicing platform to tackle the day-to-day servicing processes on policies. The customer servicing and claims platform allow these processes to be completed anywhere, anytime, and on any device for BOTH the policyholders/beneficiaries and the internal claims/customer servicing staff of carriers. Williams thrives on providing daily opportunities to help insurance carriers better serve beneficiaries through solutions that quickly and easily update policyholder information, efficiently manage beneficiary information, and comply with updated unclaimed property and escheatment laws/regulations.

Williams brings more than 18 years of experience in insurance and financial services consulting to his position, focusing on digital transformation and the insurance world’s disruption through consumer engagement, experience, and technology. Throughout his career, he has always emphasized the importance of building strong relationships and creating a collaborative approach between the software provider/client to ensure project success. He has a proven track record of managing successful vendor implementations by leveraging executive background to shape and influence project scope and manage executive and stakeholder expectations to deliver results.

Before founding Benekiva, Williams held senior leadership positions and built a successful Financial Advisory Firm. Before working in the financial field, he launched, owned, and operated a series of automotive repair facilities, where he completed a successful exit. He served as a police officer and as a college instructor at three separate colleges. Williams is a graduate of Simpson College, where he received a degree in Business Administration and Management. He held ChFC designation from the American College of Financial Services.”