What You Need to Know
- The Bento Engine co-founder and President Greg Quental died suddenly of natural causes.
- Before starting the fintech firm in 2021, he served in various executive roles at other firms, including as J.P. Morgan Securities CEO.
- Bento Engine said in June it received a major investment from veteran wealth management leaders and senior executives after a year of accelerated growth.
Greg Quental, co-founder and president of the fintech firm Bento Engine and a longtime J.P. Morgan executive, died recently at the age of 62.
“Greg passed away suddenly this past Saturday … in Connecticut of natural causes,” Philipp Hecker, Bento Engine CEO, said in a statement provided to ThinkAdvisor on Friday.
Other details surrounding the cause of Quental’s death were not provided. (The news was reported earlier this week by WealthManagement.)
Quental was with J.P. Morgan for more than 15 years, most recently as CEO of J.P. Morgan Securities, according to his LinkedIn profile. In 2018, he left the company and was a co-founder and CEO of Personal Equity. He left that company in 2020 and launched Bento Engine in 2021.
Bento Engine said in June it received a “substantial investment from veteran wealth management leaders and senior executives following a year of accelerated growth and adoption by financial advisory firms.”
Investors who were part of the seed-funding round included Doug Fritz, president and founder of F2 Strategy; Marty Bicknell, CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors; Shannon Eusey, CEO and co-founder of Beacon Pointe Advisors; Greg Friedman, chief strategy officer of Wealthspire Advisors; and Gavin Spitzner, president of Wealth Consulting Partners, Hecker said.
Bento works on advice technology, proprietary content and timing expertise that it says “enables financial advisors to better serve their clients and grow their business.”