A serial entrepreneur in the finance space, Ben has founded multiple companies and non-profit organizations, currently serving as Chief Executive of North Avenue Capital (NAC). NAC provides specialty financing and growth capital to lower middle market companies primarily located in rural areas in the United States. Prior to launching NAC, Ben worked at a Dallas-based long-short equity hedge fund which he co-founded and led for seven years. Ben specializes in entrepreneurialism, leadership, strategy, financial analysis, and deal structuring. He is the founder and a current board member of Videre Microfinance Institute, a non-profit administrating small business training and lending programs in West Africa and serves as an advisor to numerous private companies. Ben has been featured as a visiting speaker and teacher at a number of strategic universities throughout the United States and China on the subjects of entrepreneurialism, finance, purpose, and faith. Ben and his wife Stephanie moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 2015 where they reside with their four children.

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