Advisor profile

My approach

You’ve been working hard, planning and saving for retirement. But, do you have a good plan-of-attack in place for retirement and ‘beyond’? Are you confident that your income needs in retirement will be met by the investment strategy you currently employ? Are there any loose ends to tie-up in your estate plan? Have you considered how you will be impacted by inflation, taxes, health care? If you’re not working with an investment team that is proactively helping you answer all these questions, I'd like to meet with you. I work with a young, yet very experienced, fun and energetic financial planning and investment advisory team. My approach is valued by my clientele, where, at your direction, I can work closely with your other professionals (CPA and attorneys) taking into account the financial, legal and tax ramifications that may impact you. My dedication to understanding a client's entire situation allows me to help you in many areas of your life.

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.


  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC®
  • APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠


  • Small Business & Applied Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington Vermont


Ben grew up in rural Northeastern Vermont. After attending the University of Vermont (UVM) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. Ben moved to Maine January 4th, 2006 to begin his career as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise. In addition to actively advising clients, Ben became the Branch Manager in 2017, leading Ameriprise’s branch platform for the state of Maine. Ben’s passion is his work, helping clients achieve their goals and navigate the complex web that is the financial industry is an honor that he takes very seriously. If he’s not in the office you will find him traveling the world to some far off location with his girlfriend Meg.

Community participation

Volunteer, Preble Street Resource Center - Ben Henchel

Awards & recognition

  • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2008, 2018