James Bentley National Retirement Sales Manager Share Add Download Print Mr. Bentley is a senior vice president and national retirement sales manager in the Newport Beach office. 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. In both 2014 and 2015, Mr. Bentley was named one of the top 75 DC industry wholesalers by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). He has 23 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from Loras College.