Prior to joining MGP as a Partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Ben has devoted 20+ years to building experience and expertise in the fiduciary investment management field including serving as the Managing Director of Capital Markets for Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha, Nebraska and Director - Investment Officer at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa. Ben strategically expanded MGP’s operational footprint by opening an Omaha office and is leading the firm’s efforts in USDA compliance while helping MGP execute its investor’s strategic investing initiatives.
Ben received his B.A. degree in finance from the University of Northern Iowa and completed his MBA degree at the University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie College of Business.
Away from MGP, Ben has served as board member for Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Nebraska, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and University of Northern Iowa’s Finance/Real Estate Advisory Counsel. Ben lives in Omaha (Elkhorn), Nebraska with his wife Liz and three children (Landen, Garrett, and Lola) and is an active member of their church, Elkhorn youth athletics, and the Mount Michael community. He enjoys finding ways to serve others, spending intentional time with family and friends, playing golf, completing triathlons, and Iowa Hawkeye sports.