After completing a civil engineering and commerce degree in 2002, Ben began work in the financial industry at Ernst & Young before moving to Goldman Sachs equity research in 2005 as an assistant analyst in the basic industrials sectors. Ben completed the CFA program in 2005 and in 2007 Ben moved to Merrill Lynch as the primary analyst in the building materials space and increased coverage to include steel, chemicals and packaging over the next 3 years. In this time Ben was consistently rated in the top 3 analysts as measured in the Peter Lee / Greenwich survey including multiple #1 rankings in building materials and steel. Ben joined Evans & Partners in 2014 as a Senior Research Analyst. He has held the position of Portfolio Manager at Evans & Partners since March 2017.