Ben is head of the Lodging Group in the Investment Banking Division. He is active in strategic advisory transactions and capital raising activities for companies in the lodging, ski and golf sectors. Ben joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 in San Francisco and moved to New York in 2008. He became a vice president in 2006 and was named managing director in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Ben was a principal at Bank of America Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. He also worked as a consultant for Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates. Ben earned a BA in History from Georgetown University.