Ben is a Portfolio Manager and heads our Research Group. He joined Eagle Ridge in 2015. He is a key member of our Investment Committee, and his exceptional quantitative skills play a pivotal role in our investment process.
Ben also runs/oversees our trading group. While these roles have him spending a lot of time at the computer, he also works with our clients to help them understand the rationale behind the investments in their portfolios.
After growing up on a farm in New Hampshire, Ben went to Williams College where he was on their D1 Nordic Ski Team (making Nationals his senior year). He began his career as an analyst at the National Economic Research Associates consulting firm, before joining up with David Laidlaw in 2004 and switching his focus to investment management.
As well as being the Eagle Ridge Research-Guru, he is also our Drama-Guru, having appeared in the movie ‘The Human Stain’ starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman which was filmed at William’s College. Ben met his wife, Sunyua, while running the NYC marathon as part of a team raising money for charity – more than a dozen years later they have three (very cute!) kids. Ben can most likely crush you on the tennis court!
“I enjoy being surrounded by many experienced and intelligent professionals and the intellectual environment it creates.”