Meet Brian Cullen! A Monmouth County native, Brian grew up in Lincroft, and most recently moved with his family to Bradley Beach! As CEO and partner of a local employee benefits insurance agency, Benchmark Planning Group, Brian works to protect small to medium sized businesses with tailor-made insurance and compliance strategies. Learn more in our interview below about Brian’s life with his family in Monmouth County including his favorite local restaurant, why they love to unplug and leave distractions behind on family vacations, and more about how Benchmark Planning Group is helping local businesses focus on what matters most!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I grew up in Lincroft, NJ and raised my 3 kids with my wife in Oceanport for the past 15 years. We all just moved to Bradley Beach this May.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Jocelyn (19), Mitchell (17-born on Fathers Day), Molly (14)
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have come within 2 feet of a Great White Shark in the Indian Ocean.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My Dad is my role model for what it means to show up as a supportive parent. I strive to prioritize my family the same way he did for me and my siblings growing up. My wife Maureen’s extensive planning and organization of all activities within our family has allowed me to maintain a healthy work and family balance. Under her guidance, our time can be most efficiently spent on the things and people we love.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Laugh, play, and adventure on vacation. When we vacation, we leave all the distractions from our everyday lives behind, creating room for memories to be made. We love trying new things for the first time such as scuba diving, repelling down waterfalls, sand boarding, swimming with sharks, and journeying through an African safari.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am CEO and Partner of Benchmark Planning Group, a local Employee Benefits Insurance Agency dedicated to protecting small to medium sized businesses with tailor-made insurance and compliance strategies. We help employers manage many details involved in overseeing a workforce such as payroll, health insurance, and other employee benefits, so they can focus on maintaining their successful business.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
We love our community and are always finding new ways to get involved.
What is your favorite restaurant in Monmouth County?
Piccola Italia, Ocean, NJ
What is your favorite activity to do with your children in Monmouth County?
Family surf sessions
What are your Dad Goals?
My Goal as a Dad is to prepare my kids not to live at home, be self sufficient, thoughtful honest people whose word is rock solid and to Love America!
Sponsored by: Benchmark Planning Group