Ben joined Asset Management Ventures as a partner in 1998 and has over 20 years experience working in technology, primarily as an engineer and technologist. He started as a hardware and software engineer at Lockheed Martin in 1985 designing EDA tools for chip- and board-level systems. In 1987, he joined Sun Microsystems under Eric Schmidt and helped design and release a state of the art parallel software development environment.
Ben has co-founded two Silicon Valley start-up companies: Full Source Software, an open source application software firm, and Los Altos Technologies, an open systems software security business. Prior to joining AMV, he was the senior manager for Enterprise Java at JavaSoft. His responsibilities included the introduction, management, and marketing of the EJB component technology as well as some other essential Java interfaces such as JNDI, JMS, RMI and JDBC technologies. He holds a patent on a technique for minimal information database restoration.
When Ben isn’t working with tech, he enjoys playing with his sons in the outdoors, working on cars and keeping fit.
Ben holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Michigan, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.