Mr. Benjamin Dickson serves as Managing Director at American Securities. He joined American Securities in 2011. He is currently a Director of Aspen Dental, Emerald Performance Materials, and SeaStar Solutions. Prior to joining American Securities, Ben worked at Active Interest Media as its director of corporate development and was responsible for designing and leading the company's growth strategy. He has also worked as an investment professional with the private equity firms GTCR Golder Rauner and Wind Point Partners, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. While in business school, Ben founded, built, and sold a technology company that assisted publishers with building their internet traffic. Ben received a BS in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.