Biography

Web designer at Menadena, actor at Screen Actors Guild, and author of The Last Generation. 

Began career as a Series 7 licensed representative leading Chase Manhattan Bank's Personal Banking division for highest sales in New York City, then went on to join the #1 ranked ABN Amro Asia equity research team in Taiwan. Received MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and lead the winning team in the Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge. Joined Daruma Capital Management after Booth, as an analyst for a top-quintile performing, concentrated US small-cap value portfolio with $1 billion in assets. Started Menadena in 2006 as a business consultancy, with early projects including an investment fund in Berlin, Germany, and Fuel Bio, the largest biodiesel manufacturer on the East Coast. 

Started working as a professional actor in 2009, and won the New Hampshire Film Festival Performance of the Year award for short film Anywhere But Here (2011).  Published my first novel The Last Generation, a young adult historical epic about the Inuit and the Greenland Norse, and a best-seller on Amazon (2014).

 

Awards and Honors

Amazon Kindle Young Adult Historical Fiction, #1

Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge, 1st Place

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Internship

Institutional Investor, #1 Taiwan Research Team

The Lila and DeWitt Wallace Award in Writing

Monadnock International Film Festival, Treasurer

New Hampshire Film Festival, Best NH Performance

New Hampshire Film Festival, Competition judge

the last generation by ben robertson
Robertson writes with a keen eye for atmosphere
— Publishers Weekly
Solid worldbuilding
— Kirkus Reviews
Fascinating
— Long and Short Reviews
Well written - thought-provoking
— Grace
A great combination of action and chuckles
— Bryant

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