Ben Stephenson has a rich and diversified background in financial services, entertainment, direct sales, and entrepreneurship.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, Ben pursued a professional acting career in Hollywood working in films and television/radio commercials. Ben has appeared in over 100 entertainment industry projects including the films “Crisis At Central High,” “Murder Ordained,” “Across Five Aprils,” “Cross of Fire,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.” Ben has worked professionally with celebrities such as Paul Newman, Keith Caradine, Richard Thomas, Joanne Woodward, John Heard, Hector Elizondo, Michael O’Keefe, and Dom Deluise. His national commercial credits include McDonalds, Chevrolet, Wal-Mart, NASCAR, and 7-11. Ben maintains active membership in the Screen Actor’s Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
In 1993, after his “acting years,” he began a career in financial services. Ben has worked with MetLife Resources, MassMutual, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo Advisors. A seasoned financial services industry veteran, Ben has attained several advanced professional designations including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Chartered Financial Consultant ®, and Certified Fund Specialist ®.
Ben has also had extensive entrepreneurial experience that includes the founding of an online shopping start-up as well as three major health and wellness company distributorships. Ben was formerly a National Vice President with Arbonne International, a Vemma Elite leader at Vemma, and is now a Top Leader at Isagenix.
Ben launched VIP Team (Velocity International Partners) with the goal of establishing an industry leading, global, associate oriented, organization designed to assist network marketing industry participants to rise to their highest potential level of personal achievement and success.
Ben resides in Overland Park, Kansas (suburb of Kansas City) with his wife Linda and their Shiba Inu dog, Bo. His interests include film, theater, reading, travel, and physical fitness. For more information on Ben Stephenson, go to www.benstephenson.com