Benchmark Business Group

Our Team

To provide a diverse set of business services and solutions takes a diverse set of talents, skills, and experience.  Providing those services and solutions on a consistent basis in changing times requires a culture that is designed for continuous innovation and improvement.  Benchmark is blessed with a team having deep experience, talent, and skills in all of the essential business disciplines, from leadership to marketing, finance to management, organizational design to systems structure, and personnel management to client care.  That experience and those talents and skills are cradled in a culture of fun, passion and learning, the three standards against which all Benchmark activity is measured.  So, please meet the team that works so passionately to help our clients realize the most value from their businesses.

Susan Clements

Partner / Chief Executive Officer

Susan Clements is co-owner and Chief Executive Officer for Benchmark Business Group, LLC, a business coaching and business brokerage Company serving small to mid-size businesses. Susan became a certified Senior E-Myth Consultant in 2002 and provides operational and strategic coaching and consulting services to businesses owners and leaders throughout the...

Robert Clements JD

Partner / General Counsel

Bob Clements is Co-founder, Strategic Marketing Director, and General Counsel for Benchmark Business Group, which provides business coaching, consulting, and business brokerage services. BBG coaches businesses in most of the 50 States and several foreign countries, in addition to aiding business owners in preparing their business for sale, and assisting...

Dennis Henderson CSBA

Business Broker

Dennis is the Founder of The Henderson Business Group, a business brokerage acquired by Benchmark Business Group. “I truly feel blessed being able to help educate and advise folks about how they might participate in 'The Great American Dream' of buying or selling their own business. Being involved in the...

Scott Stricker

Business Broker

Scott Stricker is a Business Broker at Benchmark Business Group. Scott attended Syracuse University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 majoring in Political Science and Economics. He received a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1977, and upon completion Scott and...

Brad Dostal

Business Broker

Brad Dostal is a Business Broker at Benchmark Business Group with a unique background in organizing and leading high-performing teams within the Department of Defense and most recently in the healthcare technology industry. Brad was raised on a family farm in eastern Iowa and attended Iowa State University where he...

Jenn Pierce MBA

Business Consultant

Jenn Pierce gained her certification as a Senior Certified E-Myth Consultant and Business Coach at Benchmark Business Group. She is also Value Builder Certified. Jenn has been with the Company for more than ten years. She earned her MBA from Western Governor’s University in 2012. Prior to this, her life...

Linda Birmingham MBA

Office Assistant

Linda Birmingham began as Office Assistant for Benchmark Business Group in February of 2013. Prior to that she worked for an independent agent of Farm Bureau Financial Services as a sales associate and has her Property and Casualty license. An Iowa farmer’s daughter, she kept close to her roots by...

Joanne Elmer, CLU, FLMI, ACS

Business Coach

Joanne Elmer is a Business Coach at Benchmark Business Group and has been coaching for several years. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University in 1987. After college, Joanne entered the financial services industry and has over 30 years experience in that industry....

Debbie Landon

Marketing Coordinator

Debbie Landon is the Marketing Coordinator at Benchmark Business Group. Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from Drake University and has over 20 years of advertising and marketing experience. She has honed her communications skills in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing working with small businesses and large organizations....

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