Ben participates in many aspects of the firm, in addition to managing a substantial number of portfolios. He possesses a wealth of experience and has been managing socially responsible portfolios since 1985. He was one of the founders of Clean Yield Asset Management and served as its president from 1985 until 1996. Subsequently he was a vice president and portfolio manager with F.L. Putnam Investment Management from 1996 until 2002, and partner and portfolio manager at the Boston Family Office until 2007.
Prior to entering the investment field he held accounting positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tyco International. He received his BS in Environmental Conservation in 1977 and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire in 1983.
Ben is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS), and the Social Investment Forum. He has served on the boards of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, the Maine Initiatives Fund, the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League, York Hospital, Bow Street Youth Symphony, Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility, the Portsmouth Music Hall, and the Exeter Area VNA. When not working with socially responsible investments, Ben enjoys playing bass with the New Legacy Swing Band or engaging in outdoor activities.