Meet The TeamCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Boston
Ben is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AGC Partners. He is Chairman of Excel Academy, which has four charter schools serving 1,400 students in East Boston, and served on the board of Portsmouth Abbey and the advisory board of Trinity College. In over 35 years as an investment banker, he has completed roughly 450 transactions. Prior to AGC, he served as Head of Technology Investment Banking for the East Coast and Europe at Montgomery Securities, and as Managing Director, Head of M&A and Executive Committee Member at SG Cowen Securities. He began his investment banking career in the late 80’s with First Boston and Smith Barney.
In the early 80’s, Ben owned and operated a 45-acre sweet corn farm in Concord, MA. Ben started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in New York City as CPA then Consultant. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, 27, 55, 63, 79 and 87 FINRA licenses. Ben holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.S. in Accounting from The Stern School of Business at NYU.
It was a pleasure working with AGC. Their commitment to the process was palpable. They have a very strong team who were not only super smart and responsive but also insightful and very well versed on our industry. Their partners are very well connected and definitely deserve immense credit in getting us to a very successful deal close. It was an intense process and they were there with us every step of the way. I’d definitely recommend Ben, Linda and the team at AGC to other companies considering a fundraise.
The AGC team exceeded expectations at every stage of this process. Ben Howe, Elena Marcus and Eric Bell truly understood our business and markets and were able to generate multiple competitive proposals. Their 24x7 commitment, creativity, and persistence drove continuous progress and kept communications flowing throughout the engagement. We are thrilled with the results of the transaction.
Throughout Buildium’s latest funding round – one that was critical in supporting and enabling our next phase of growth – we knew we needed a financial advisor that would act as a true business partner. We wanted a team that would help guide us through meetings and narrow down the investor field, while still allowing us to make the decisions that were best for Buildium. We chose Ben Howe and AGC Partners because of their expertise in the technology industry and like-minded dedication to maintaining Buildium’s core business values. At the start of our engagement Ben promised that no one works harder than the team at AGC, and he was right – we’re thrilled with the outcome of our strategic investment. With the support of AGC Partners, Buildium was able to secure the funding we wanted on terms that delivered a terrific outcome for our investors, shareholders, customers and employees.