2020 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Bingham is an investment executive and entrepreneur, as well as an author and philanthropist. He is the Managing Partner at Jamison Retirement, LLC, a Charlottesville-based advisory firm that helps clients navigate the challenges and opportunities inherent to building a sustainable and fulfilling post-career lifestyle. Beyond just creating and implementing quantitative financial plans designed to protect families from outliving their assets, Jamison Retirement likewise arms its clients with personal strategies that demystify the retirement experience, provide confidence and peace of mind, and reaffirm an enduring sense of purpose. Bingham is also a Contributor for Forbes Investing and Seeking Alpha, and an Angel Investor with the Charlottesville Angel Network.
Compelled to serve in the wake of 9/11, Bingham joined the Marine Corps. In 2003, he represented Team USA for the International Military Pentathlon in Europe. Following his training as a Counterintelligence Officer, Bingham commanded Human Intelligence Exploitation Teams (HETs) during combat operations in Al Qaim and Fallujah, Iraq. After the Marines, he participated in the U.S. Intelligence Community’s global efforts to disrupt terrorism financing. Bingham speaks and writes about his wartime experience – he has been an invited speaker at venues across central Virginia and Georgia, and has published over two-dozen articles as a Contributor for TIME Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Daily Progress, and elsewhere. He is currently drafting his first book, a memoir that explores his redemptive journey from hunting Al Qaeda leadership on the battlefields in western Al Anbar Province, Iraq, to overcoming war’s aftermath on the home front.
Bingham is a Co-Founder and Chairman of Warrior Healing Campaign, and serves on the board of the Richmond Fisher House Foundation. A native of Atlanta, Bingham graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, and remains a regular fixture (alongside his two orange-clad children) at most Wahoo sporting events.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.