Bradford Benson portrait

Bradford Benson

Senior Manager

Brad’s favorite quote is, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity,” so he makes it a point to learn from the good and the bad. He credits his professional success to being self-driven and disciplined and strives to provide service that clients understand and value.

He joined the firm in 2020 and brings over 30 years of experience as an accounting professional. Brad is an independent thinker who is viewed by his colleagues as a valuable person to consult with.  As a senior manager in the Tax Department, he specializes in performing taxation and planning services for closely held businesses and clients in the agriculture industry and agriculture succession planning.

Born in Texas, Brad has a love of all things Western. His go-to radio station is Prime Country, and he loves spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. Brad is married to his wife, Gretchen, with whom he shares a son, Ryan, also a CPA, and a daughter, Sarah, a registered nurse. The family also has a Golden Retriever named Jager. Brad cheers for the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.

Designations & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – South Dakota


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPAS)
  • Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council


  • University of South Dakota
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business (1991)