About Us

Benesh Consulting Group

BCG is the premier provider of family and privately-held compensation consulting and people design services with offerings globally. 

Founded by Bruce Benesh, BCG focuses exclusively on single-family offices, family office-owned businesses, and privately held businesses.
Over the last 40 years, Bruce Benesh and his team have provided compensation consulting services to more than 500 clients. The significant majority of these clients have been within the family-owned sector. Based on our knowledge, we have worked with more families that would qualify for the Forbes 400 list than any other compensation consulting firm. The BCG team has provided services to six of the top 20 largest family offices in the entire US. 
BCG’s culture and team are built around providing compensation consulting services to families and privately-held businesses. Our experience is highly specialized, and our scope includes all aspects of benchmarking of compensation throughout these companies (top to bottom), incentive plan design, people strategy, and organizational structure. We have developed and designed hundreds of incentive plans, both annual performance bonus plans and simulated long-term incentive plans, for both domestic and global businesses. We have an extensive reach to include deep experience in working with families that are global and have multi-cultural offices.  
We are clear leaders in the industry and have dedicated our consulting practice solely to families and privately-held companies that they invest in.  

Our Team


Bruce K. Benesh

Family Business Compensation Advisor  

With more than 40 years of experience in all facets of compensation arrangements, Bruce Benesh is one of the most experienced compensation advisors for family-owned and privately held businesses. His work ranges from strategic compensation planning to internal human resource consulting, with an emphasis on the tax efficiency of arrangements. Bruce has broad consulting experience in many industries with companies ranging from closely held family businesses and family offices to multi-national corporations. 
Before starting BCG, Bruce was the national managing partner for Grant Thornton’s Human Capital Services and Family Business Practice. He was also the partner in charge of Arthur Andersen’s North American and Latin American Human Capital Practice and the Divisional President of a consulting practice for a publicly traded company.

Deep Experience

Bruce Benesh has extensive experience serving family offices, family-owned businesses, and privately-held companies in the design, and implementation of long-term, equity-based incentive plans for family and privately held companies, including C-suite executives. Bruce's experience includes advising clients and executives on all aspects of:

    Strategic Compensation Planning
    Human Resource Issues
    Competitive Compensation for Executives
    Change-of-Control / Severance Arrangements
    Qualified Pension
    Stock Bonus Plans
    Fiduciary and Governance Compensation Planning for ESOPs
    Life Insurance Planning
    Welfare Benefit Plans
    Nonqualified Executive Compensation Arrangements

"I don't like working in the family business sector. I love it. I love the industry. We work exclusively with family offices, family-owned operating companies, and privately-held businesses. We know these areas really well and are probably the most experienced firm in the family office sector. It's very humbling to work with these families, and it's really rewarding."

Bruce K. Benesh

  • Certified Public Accountant

    CPA and a member of both national and state organizations of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

  • Licensed

    Permits to practice in Arkansas, Georgia, and South Carolina.

  • Memberships

    Bruce is a member of both national and state organizations of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

  • Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and a Master's degree in Accountancy with an emphasis in taxation from the University of Oklahoma.

  • Published Articles

    Bruce has been published in The Tax Adviser, Taxes, Small Business Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Tax Ideas, and Journal of Accountancy

  • Subject Matter Expert

    Bruce lectures frequently on executive compensation and family business planning.

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