Ben Buettell


24 years with Houlihan Lokey, helping it become one of the leading investment banks in the world.

Ben brings a wealth of strategic and transactional experience to the team, having spent 24 years with Houlihan Lokey, where he helped grow it from a boutique firm into a global investment bank that went public in 2015. While at HL, he led over 200 corporate engagements, including mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, equity reorganizations and strategic alternative assessments to startups, private and public companies.

Ben serves on the boards of 6fusion, Airy3D and Tanvas, and as a board observer at AEye.

His philanthropic activities include serving as Chairman-Elect of Sigma Nu Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors and President of the Gamma Beta Foundation. He was also a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago Board of Directors from 1998-2016. Ben received a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.