Ben Holbrook

Senior Managing Director
(414) 727-6422

Biography

As a Senior Managing Director of Mason Wells Buyout Funds, Mr. Holbrook is primarily responsible for supporting the investment activities of those funds. In this capacity, Mr. Holbrook is responsible for initiating investment opportunities, negotiating transactions, supervising due diligence, serving on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies, and working with portfolio company management teams. Mr. Holbrook is a member of the Investment Committees of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV and Buyout Fund V.

Mr. Holbrook has over 20 years of financial services experience. Before joining Mason Wells in 2005, Mr. Holbrook served as a Research Associate at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was principally responsible for equity research coverage in the Information Security sector.

A native of Wisconsin, Mr. Holbrook received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Psychology from Brown University. He also attended Harvard Business School and completed the Advanced Management Program. Mr. Holbrook competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a member of the United States Olympic Rowing Team.

Board memberships

Consumer Packaged Goods
Buffalo Games, LLC
Buffalo, NY
Current
Buffalo Games is a manufacturer, innovator, and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board games for adults, children, and families in the retail and e-commerce channels.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV
Consumer Packaged Goods
King Juice Company, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wi
Current
King Juice is the manufacturer and marketer of the Calypso brand of flavored lemonades and limeades. Calypso branded beverages are sold nationwide and internationally through convenience, grocery, and other retail channels.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV
Consumer Packaged Goods
Onyx Brands
Bentonville, AR
Current
Onyx Brands is a designer, marketer, and manufacturer of branded health & beauty and personal care products serving the retail and e-commerce channels.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund V
Outsourced Business Services
Prime Distribution
Indianapolis, IN
Former
Non-asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider specializing in warehousing, multi-vendor consolidation, cross-docking, transportation management, and other value-added logistics services. The company services medium-sized suppliers to large retailers.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund II
Consumer Packaged Goods
Paris Presents
Gurnee, IL
Former
Merchandiser, designer, and developer of branded and exclusive branded beauty and bath accessories for the mass merchant, drug store, and specialty beauty channel.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund III
Outsourced Business Services
A&R Logistics, Inc.
Morris, IL
Former
A&R Logistics, Inc. is a leading provider of dry bulk transportation, packaging, distribution, and logistics solutions to numerous multinational companies within the chemical and plastic industries. A&R provides a comprehensive suite of services including over-the-road transportation, transloading, packaging, warehousing, and end-to-end outsourced transportation management.
Mason Wells Buyout Fund III