35+ years of investment and financial services experience
Bigelow Investment Advisors, Principal and Senior Advisor
Wind River Capital Management, President
Wootten Financial Services, Owner
Dirigo Investments, Owner
Stanford University, MBA
Stanford University, BA in History
J. Benjamin WoottenPRINCIPAL — SENIOR ADVISOR
Ben has been part of the Maine investment community since helping found Winslow Investments, Maine’s first discount broker, in 1981. In addition to chairing the investment committee, he served as head of compliance and CFO.
After Maine Savings Bank bought Winslow, Ben formed two brokerage financial services firms (Dirigo Investments, 1987, and Wootten Financial Services, 1995) and later established a Registered Investment Advisory Firm, Wind River Capital Management.
Ben graduated from Stanford University with a major in history and a minor in political science. After two years in the U.S. Army,
he returned to Stanford and received an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business Administration with a concentration in economic development.
Ben has been deeply involved in education in the community, having been a member of the Board at George Stevens Academy for over 20 years and on the Blue Hill School Board for almost as long.