Ben is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Level. He is a passionate investor and entrepreneur who loves to partner with founders and managers who are building compelling and complex businesses. Ben’s diverse background of investing experiences make him an ideal partner for companies of all sizes and end markets across a wide variety of deal structures.
Ben has been an investor in rapidly growing private companies since 1997 and one of the first institutional investors and a director of numerous category defining software and technology businesses including Argus Software (real estate valuation software; acquired by the Altus Group in 2011), BoardEffect (board portal software; acquired by Diligent in 2016), CloudCheckr (public cloud management software; acquired by NetApp in 2021), ClubReady (fitness center software; acquired by ClubEssential in 2016), ECi Software Solutions (vertical ERP software; sold to the Carlyle Group in 2014, Apax Partners in 2017 and Leonard Green & Partners in 2020), Fusion Risk Management (business continuity & operational resilience software; recapitalized by Catalyst Investors in 2016 and Vista Equity Partners in 2019), Headversity (mental health software), HVR (data integration software; acquired by Fivetran in 2021), Instaclustr (database management software), Longboard Media (advertising network; acquired by BazaarVoice in 2012), MemberClicks (association management software; acquired by Personify in 2020), Movista (retail workforce management software), Mytonomy (video-based patient engagement), Planet DDS (dental practice management and patient engagement software) SevenFifty (alcohol ecommerce software; acquired by Provi in 2022), Net Health (vertical EMR / EHR software), Ready Education (higher education student engagement software), simPRO (field service software; recapitalized by K1 Capital in 2021), SiteHawk (chemical data management; acquired by Sphera in 2019), Stack (construction software), TeamDynamix (acquired by K1 Capital in 2017), Vanilla Forums (community forum software; acquired by Higher Logic in 2021), Vacasa (NASDAQ: VCSA) and Wombat (cybersecurity awareness training; acquired by Proofpoint in 2018).
Prior to co-founding Level, Ben served as a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners and previously held positions with Mentmore Holdings Corporation, the private investment arm of a New York City-based family office, and in the mergers and acquisitions division of Salomon Brothers.
Ben was born in New York City, grew up in rural Massachusetts and currently lives in Westchester, NY with his wife and two young children. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College.