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Ben Spero

Managing Director

Ben joined the firm in 2001 and is a Managing Director. His areas of investment focus include Internet, software and information services. Prior to joining Spectrum, Ben worked at Bain & Company and co-founded TouchPak, Inc. He is Board Chair at Destination: Home, a public private partnership to end homelessness in Santa Clara County and is a Board member at Children’s Day School. Ben holds an AB, magna cum laude, from Duke University.

Representative Investments

Acquired by EDR
Acquired by Jack Henry
Acquired by Davis + Henderson
Acquired by Bankrate


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