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Information Technology

Ben Smelser

Co-Chief Technology Officer

Ben is Breckinridge’s co-chief technology officer. In his role, Ben directs the strategic integration of technology across the firm. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ben joined Breckinridge in 2010 with the client administration team and joined the research team in February 2011 as an associate, rising to a senior analyst in 2013. Ben then joined the trading team at the end of 2013 and was promoted to head of municipal trading in 2018, where he led all tax-exempt trading prior to being promoted to director of business systems. Ben assumed his current role in 2022. He served as a member of the 2017 MSRB Investor Advisory Group. Ben holds a B.S. in finance from Southeastern University and an MBA in economics and management from the Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. Ben currently holds a Series 65 license. He is based in San Diego.