Partner at Centana Growth Partners
Ben Cukier has 24 years of experience in growth equity, corporate finance and management consulting, including 21 years in private equity. He has developed a keen understanding of the key players, regulatory environment and complexities of the financial services ecosystem and a passion for helping companies grow. Ben co-founded Centana in 2015, and currently sits on the boards of Centana portfolio companies Jumio, Quantitative Brokers and Alaia Capital. Previously, Ben spent almost 16 years at FTV Capital, a $3.8 billion growth equity manager, where he was a partner, served on the management committee and led the financial services practice. At FTV Capital, Ben led or co-led 11 investments in, and sat on the boards of companies such as Aspire, Cloudmark, ETF Securities, IndexIQ, PowerShares, and Velocity Shares. Before joining FTV Capital, Ben served on the telecommunications and media team at Madison Dearborn Partners in Chicago. Prior to that role, Ben was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York in its Corporate Finance practice. Ben received a BS in Finance and a BA in International Relations summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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