Marcus Benjamin is an award-winning, corporate speaker and consultant, who speaks across the country in various corporate, civic, and academic events, which he has done for nearly 20 years. His company, The Benjamin Agency, has provided coaching, speaking and consulting services to such brands as Nationwide Insurance, Colonial Life, Keller Williams Realty, Ameriprise Financial, Liberty National and the SC Education Lottery. He has provided strategic consulting to companies ranging from startups to 1B in annual revenue. All this is to be celebrated, but the story didn’t start out with such promise.
Retired Senior Executive, Bank of America
Michael A. Blue,
SC Economic Ambassador (2016)
Earlier in life, Marcus formally failed grades 6-8th and academically, he was ranked near the bottom of his class as a high school freshman. He ended up graduating with honors, was Student Body and Beta Club President and an All-Conference and Region Basketball player. Marcus became the first person in his family to attend and graduate college. He graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Business, the Quantic School of Business with an Executive MBA and the University of Sydney with a Certification in Design Strategy.
Marcus is a former banker and investment advisor. He is the author of 11 books, multiple online courses and speaks over 50 times each year in corporate, civic and faith-based environments. Mr. Benjamin is a member of
The Vistage Speakers Bureau - Nationwide organization that provides mentorship to CEO's managing more than 5 million in annual revenue.
National Speakers Association - Largest speakers organization in the United States
Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Speaking & Coaching Team - largest group of speakers and coaches worldwide
Marcus has been married to his college sweetheart Omeka for nearly 20 years and they are raising two, scholar-athletes—Marcus Isaiah and Destiny Gabrielle. They currently reside in a suburb of Charlotte.