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Ben entered the M&A dealmaking world in 2005, which means that despite his appearance he will tell stories about both the good old days AND the bad old days. Like many of the entrepreneurs he serves, he got here by accident. He earned a degree in Latin American studies from Yale in 2003 and then lucked into a job at a business broker firm founded by his dad in the early 2000’s. In 2008, Ben moved to The DVS Group at just about the low point of the market and has enjoyed the upward trend since.
At The DVS Group, Ben is continually developing and improving processes to optimize the client experience. He leads projects for family offices, corporate acquirers, individual executive buyers, and small, lower middle market business owners looking to sell or recapitalize. By advising clients through dozens of successful engagements totaling more than $200,000,000 of transacted enterprise value, Ben has become an expert in SBA 7(a) financing and even more of a know-it-all than before. His favorite part of the job is discovering niche companies and the owners who make them special, then watching a new owner form a bond with the business to help it continue to grow.
When not at the office he can be found running after his 5 young children, playing indoor soccer, tweaking his barbecue technique, or sampling scotch in the hope that it will eventually allow him to grow a beard. He is a board member of St. Paul’s Outreach and helps facilitate a men’s group at his parish, Curé of Ars, in Leawood, KS. Ben also enjoys participating in Mastermind groups, formally and informally, to feed his curiosity about businesses and the people who lead them.