Ben is a Partner of Azalea Capital. He is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing new investments, as well as monitoring current portfolio companies. Ben has served on the Board of Directors for Orbital Tool Technologies, Power Services Group, Modus e-Discovery, Ark Naturals, and Brittle-Brittle.
Before joining Azalea Capital in 2007, Ben worked as a Product Manager and Business Analyst for ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ), an international value-added distributor of technology products based in Greenville, South Carolina. From 2000 to 2003, he worked in Washington, D.C. as a Regional Sales Manager in the heating and air conditioning industry. Ben began his career by serving on the staff of United States Senator Strom Thurmond, where he was responsible for nuclear defense and energy issues impacting the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
Ben grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College in 1997 and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in 2005. He is a Liberty Fellow in the Class of 2015, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Ben serves as an Elder at Downtown Presbyterian Church and is a founding Board member of Veritas Preparatory School in Greenville. He is married and has three daughters.