Benjamin H. Kresner CFA, CFP®
Senior Consultant

BBA in Finance, University of Iowa

Professional Certifications

Chartered Financial Analyst®


Traveling with his wife, playing golf and seeking out new restaurants. He is also a die-hard Chicago sports fan, for better or worse.

Benjamin H. Kresner

As a Senior Consultant, Ben works with the Directors and Managing Directors of the firm to provide investment, financial planning, tax and estate advice to wealthy individuals, families and foundations.

Prior to joining Altair, Ben was an Investment Consultant at Lowery Asset Consulting in Chicago. At Lowery, he provided investment and financial guidance to long-standing institutional and private wealth clients.

Ben is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant . Ben received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.

Outside of Altair, Ben founded and co-chairs the JUF Professional Networks’ Young Finance Professionals Committee. He also serves on the Associate Board for the Cancer Wellness Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

Ben is originally from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood with his wife, their daughter Josie, and their adopted dog, Belle.