Benjamin D. Connard, CFA
Ben serves as a portfolio manager to the firm and Director of Research. Ben also works as the firm's primary trader. He brings strong quantitative skills to his research and the curiosity to understand the rationale behind the numbers.
Prior to Eagle Ridge, Ben worked in a similar capacity for Laidlaw Group, LLC which he joined in 2004. Ben also worked as an Associate Analyst with NERA (a Marsh McLennan Company), an economic consulting firm, where he valued intellectual property for litigation purposes.
Ben received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute in 2007. He graduated from Williams College in 2002 where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in both Mathematics/Statistics and Economics.
Outside of the office, Ben enjoys spending his free time with his wife Sonia and three children Lily, Amelia and Charlie. Sonia and Ben met running the New York marathon and now enjoy outdoor activities with the children in tow.