Our Culture

A history rooted in family. A future focused on you.

In 1987, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group began over a Carnevale family dinner. It was an ordinary dinner that ultimately became an extraordinary story.
From the beginning, we knew it was about building relationships and doing the right thing for people. We believed we could compete with the larger providers by simply listening better and delivering on the commitments we made. With nothing more than an IBM 286 computer with two floppy drives and a phone, John, Jim and Anthony Carnevale began their journey and never looked back.
Through the years, we've expanded our expertise and offerings and have invested in the technology needed to provide our clients with a single resource for all their employee benefits and financial needs.
In January 2007, Sentinel Benefits was acquired by Focus Financial Partners, a leading partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. Focus provides unrivaled access to best practices, resources and continuity planning for its partner firms who service individuals, families, employers and institutions with wealth management, benefit and investment consulting services. Focus partner firms maintain their entrepreneurial independence, while they benefit from the synergies, scale, economics and best practices of the market leader to achieve their business objectives.

Today, Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group serves over 3,000 plans throughout the United States. We employ nearly 200 associates working from 9 different states. 
And although we’ve grown, we’ve never lost sight of the commitments we’ve made along the way and the importance of doing the right thing for the good people we serve.