Ben Carpenter

Ben Carpenter began his career as a commercial lending officer at the Bankers Trust Company. He then moved into sales and trading and worked at Bankers Trust and Morgan Stanley. Later, Ben joined Greenwich Capital where he progressed from being a salesman, to a trader, and then co-CEO. During Ben’s 22-year career there, Greenwich Capital became one of the most respected and profitable firms on Wall Street. Ben also owned a bar in Manhattan, and he is the author of the bestselling career guidebook, The Bigs. Ben has spoken at more than 60 colleges, corporate intern/training programs and other organizations, including the U.S. Ski Team. For more about the The Bigs, visit