In 1966, Ben began his career in investment banking at Robert Garrett & Sons, which merged into Alex. Brown & Sons in 1974. Throughout his 32-year tenure, his efforts encompassed institutional, international and private client accounts, real estate finance, corporate finance, merger and acquisition transactions as well as public and private investing in emerging growth companies. In 1998, he left Alex. Brown to organize QuestMark with the original investment criteria and objectives that exist today. He has served as chairman, vice chairman and trustee or board member of a number of endowment funds, charitable organizations and professionally managed portfolios. Ben graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 1964 with a degree in Economics.
Ben currently is or has been a member or active observer on the boards of ADARA, Align Technology (ALGN), AngioScore (acquired by Spectranetics), Aspect Medical Systems (ASPM), eHealth (EHTH), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), GeneOhm Sciences (acquired by Becton Dickinson), GenVault (acquired by IntegenX), Guavus (acquired by Thales), Hospital Partners of America, IntegenX, Kodiak Networks (acquired by Motorola Solutions), Mformation (acquired by Clearlake Capital Group), Nimblefish (acquired by RR Donnelley), Rhythm NewMedia (acquired by blinkx), SeniorHealth, Salient Surgical Technologies (acquired by Medtronic), TrialPay (acquired by VISA), Vapotherm, Venafi, Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), and Yub (acquired by Coupons.com).