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2605 Nicholson Road
Suite 3200
Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143


BenchMark Management Team

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues 
  • Risk management

We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

Timothy P. Miller, CIMA®, AIF®
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Regional Director

Tim began his career as a young investment advisor in 1987 with Merrill Lynch after graduating from Bucknell University.  At Merrill Lynch, he was an early adopter of Financial Planning to help clients create an individualized path to pursue their financal goals.  For over 20 years, this planning approach has helped clients fund college, retire and provide for thier families.  Tim earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the Wharton School to improve his investment skills. Recently, he completed the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation program to better help his retirement plan clients comply with their fiduciary requirements.

Shane Yoest
OSJ Manager, Financial Advisor

Shane joined BenchMark Advisor Networks in December of 2004.  He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a B. A. in Natural Science and Mathematics. Since joining BenchMark Advisor Networks, Shane has passed many FINRA Exams including the Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 exams.  Shane’s responsibilities at the firm include all aspects of supervision for our Advisors, keeping up with firm policy along with FINRA Rules and Regulations, and he also works directly with the home office in California.  He has served on several boards in the community and has served as the President for the Pittsburgh Chapter of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors).  When he is not in the office Shane is usually spending time with his wife and 2 daughters or watching a Pittsburgh sporting event. 

Christy Harbaugh
Compliance Coordinator

Christy joined BenchMark in March 2008 and now is Compliance Coordinator and assistant to the OSJ Manager. Her role is to help new and existing Advisors and Administrative professional with all aspects of business processing. She assists in training and on boarding of new advisors and their assistants as well as on- going support to the  Regions Advisors. Christy works hard to help the Advisors stay compliant with all on- going Compliance requirements and serves as a first point of contact to our Region.

Mindy Patterson 
Administrative Assistant

Mindy began her career with BenchMark in January 2014 where she quickly rose to an Administrative Assistant to Timothy Miller and Stephanie Hunter. She brings a variety of knowledge and experience to provide exceptional customer service to their clients through a variety of confidential and time sensitive materials. As a highly organized assistant Mindy’s reliability, planning, and understanding of administrative tasks has her as an excellent back up for administrative support. She assists with all on-going training, organization and communication to the financial advisors and administrative support staff throughout our Region.


Eden Watterson
Administrative Assistant

Eden is the Administrative Assistant for BenchMark Advisor Networks. She is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and joined BenchMark Advisor Networks in Fall 2018. Eden works directly with transitioning Advisors and Administrative professionals to provide comprehensive support and assistance as well as on-going support and assistance for all region Advisors. She coordinates the annual BenchMark Regional meeting held each May and also the BenchMark Region of the Cetera Advisor Network conference held yearly in July.