Ben is Managing Director of Osceola Capital and oversees all investment activities including origination, evaluation, and execution of investments. He has completed over 65 M&A transactions to date across a wide variety of industries. Previously, Ben served as CEO of Avesta Asset Management, a private equity firm focused on value-add multifamily real estate investments. Before Avesta, he was CFO of Advantage Waypoint, an outsourced business services company, where he helped lead the acquisition of 24 businesses before an eventual sale to Apax Partners. Ben also spent six years in the investment banking groups of Bear Stearns and Raymond James and five years as a United States Air Force officer and hospital administrator. Ben earned an MBA from Duke University and a BS with Distinguished Graduate designation from the United States Air Force Academy. Ben lives in Tampa with his wife and two sons and enjoys fishing and snowboarding.