Ben Howe

Guest Blogger

Co-chair of Excel Academy Charter Schools

Boston, Massachusetts

Ben is co-founder and chief executive officer of AGC Partners. In more than 25 years as an investment banker, Ben has completed more than 300 transactions. Ben began his investment banking career in the mid-‘80s in New York City with First Boston and Smith Barney.

In the mid-‘90s, Ben was the head of technology investment banking for the East Coast and Europe for Montgomery Securities. Prior to founding AGC, Ben served as managing director, head of mergers & acquisitions and executive committee member at SG Cowen Securities.

For his first entrepreneurial endeavor, Ben owned and operated a 45-acre sweet corn farm in Concord, Massachusetts. A certified public accountant, Ben worked at Coopers & Lybrand prior to joining Smith Barney. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, 27, 55, 63, 79 and 87 FINRA licenses. Ben holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.S. in Accounting from The Stern School of Business.

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Saving Boston’s Public School Children: Vote ‘Yes’ on Question 2

Education Post does not take a stance on electoral issues, but seeks to amplify the voices of those who support…

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

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At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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