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 Align Technology (ALGN), AngioScore, Aspect Medical Systems (ASPM), eHealth (EHTH), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), GeneOhm Sciences (BDX), GenVault, Hospital Partners of America, Kodiak Networks, Mformation, Nimblefish, Rhythm, SeniorHealth, TissueLink Medical, Vapotherm and Xirrus.