Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ben Smith leverages his deep experience in energy finance to oversee the financial and strategic business-development activities of the company. Prior to joining AEREON in 2012, Ben served as a director at Denham Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing private equity investments in the oil, gas, and mining sectors. He began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the energy investment banking group and, later, at El Paso Corporation and K2 Energy Partners in their operations, investment, and business development departments. Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University.