Co-chair of Excel Academy Charter Schools
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.