Mr. Bentley is an executive vice president and national retirement sales manager in the Newport Beach office. He leads retail defined contribution distribution efforts, including management of both the field sales force and national accounts. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was vice president at DWS Investments, the retail mutual fund division of Deutsche Bank, responsible for managing retirement plan sales in the Midwest region. Previously, Mr. Bentley was a sales director for the central region retirement plan division of Morningstar Associates. He was also a defined contribution consultant for Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Watson Wyatt Worldwide. He has 27 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from Loras College. Mr. Bentley also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.