The Standard Hires Benjamin Standish as Retirement Plan Consultant

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Standard announced the hiring of Benjamin Standish as a retirement plan consultant. He will work with advisors and TPAs in Northern California, including San Francisco and coastal counties from Humboldt to Monterey, as well as Hawaii.

Standish has 17 years of experience in the retirement plans industry with previous roles as a regional vice president and major accounts district manager. He has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultantdesignations.

“Ben is a highly experienced, analytical and client-focused retirement plans specialist,” said Kelly Amato, regional sales director at The Standard. “I’m confident he will be a valuable resource to the advisors and TPAs in our region. We’re so pleased to add him to our team.”

Standish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from California State University, Chico.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of businesses dedicated to helping our customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial products and services for groups and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. StanCorp Equities, Inc., member FINRA, wholesales a group annuity contract issued by Standard Insurance Company and a mutual fund trust platform for retirement plans. Standard Retirement Services, Inc., provides financial recordkeeping and plan administrative services. Investment advisory services are provided by StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor. StanCorp Equities, Inc., Standard Insurance Company, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., are subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and all are Oregon corporations.


Bob Speltz


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