Ben is a Managing Partner in Tokyo responsible for the Industrial Practice, and member of the Global Healthcare & Life Sciences and Global Technology and Communications Practices. With over 13 years experience in executive search consulting in Japan, Ben has a successful track record in placing executives in senior management positions for multinational companies operating in Japan. He has worked with several leading F500 firms as well as start-up companies and private equity funds. His experience spans the Technology, Industrial, Life Sciences Industries and Functional fields. Originally from Southern California, Ben came to Japan in 1999 as an exchange student, where he studied Intl. Business and Japanese at Waseda University and holds a BS in Intl. Business and minors in Finance and Japanese from San Francisco State University. Ben enjoys spending his spare time with his family, snowboarding, reading and listening to music.