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Ben Chatraw

Founder, North Avenue Capital

Ben is the Founder of North Avenue Capital. A serial entrepreneur, Ben has founded multiple companies and non-profit organizations. Ben specializes in entrepreneurialism, leadership, strategy, financial analysis, and deal structuring.

Prior to launching NAC, Ben founded Vision Research Capital Management, LP, a Dallas, Texas based investment manager, and was the general partner of Vision Research Capital Fund, a long-short equity, institutional fund specializing in small cap and short investments. Ben also co-founded Vision Research Organization, LLC (VRO) in 2004. VRO grew into a preeminent provider of independent research, analytics, and consulting services to hedge funds throughout the country and was recognized in 2009 by Integrity Research as the nation’s top independent firm in the category of forensic accounting and short ideas. Ben 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.


B.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.B.A., Harvard Business School