By: Santosh Sankar & Matt McHugh
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In the latest Future of Supply Chain podcast episode, Benjamin Gordon of Cambridge Capital joined Santosh to talk about Ben’s entry into the supply chain industry, current private equity trends, and the areas of supply chain that are thriving despite the current recession.
Ben is an advisor, investor, and entrepreneur in logistics, supply chain, and transportation companies. He’s a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, and is the CEO of West Palm Beach, Florida-based Cambridge Capital and BG Strategic Advisors.
Ben hosts the CEO-level conference BGSA Supply Chain for all areas of the industry.
Cambridge Capital is an investor in the transportation, distribution, logistics, and technology segments of the supply chain.
According to Ben, when it comes to investing, Cambridge looks for “companies with a big problem, compelling solution, the right team, and a deal that makes sense.”
How Ben Got His Start in Supply Chain
Ben is both a banker and active private equity investor. For him, supply chain was something of a family business.
“My grandfather had a truck leasing company, and he had expanded it over time into dedicated contract carriage, logistics, and other areas,” he says.
Ben got his start as a strategy consultant at CDI, a generalist firm, then attended business school. He observed…
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