Benjamin “Ben” Black is a portfolio mananger at Knowledge Universe. He is a passionate advocate for accelerating the pace of melanoma research to end suffering and death due to the disease.
Prior to Knowlege Universe, Mr. Black was a vice president at OCV Partners, a private equity associate at Apollo Global Management, and an associate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell. He previously served as an analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Black is also a board member of Haymakers for Hope, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, and Phaidon.
Mr. Black earned a J.D. / MBA from Harvard University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in history. Mr. Black is a member of the New York Bar and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.