Benji Wolken is a senior partner at Ernst & Young LLP, specializing in audits of clients in the financial services industry at EY’s Chicago office. During his 35 years of professional experience, Mr. Wolken has served both public and non-public companies and is a recognized leader in the asset management and brokerage industries. He has significant experience in advising senior management and board members in strategic initiatives, governance, financial matters, and related areas. He is a certified public accountant and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Minor in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with Highest Honors. In addition, he has served in leadership roles in nonprofit organizations and professional societies, including Hedge Funds Care/Help for Children, the North Suburban YMCA, and the Illinois CPA Society. He is the parent of a teenager who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 2014.