Benjamin Mensah is an investment analyst at Paulson & Co, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in NYC. He focuses on special situations investments across the capital structure in various sectors. Previously, Ben was an investment analyst at SVP Global, a distressed debt and deep value hedge fund, where he focused on credit and equity investments in the US and Western Europe. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media, and Technology investment banking group.
A Harlem native, Ben remains active in many service organizations including Prep for Prep, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, The Apollo, Sponsors for Educational Opportunities, The Robert Toigo Foundation, Council of Urban Professionals, The New York Public Library and The Children’s Aid Society.
He is passionate about K-12 public education reform as well as affordable housing. Ben volunteers on Saturdays as a math teacher for grades 5 – 8 at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem. He also serves on the board of a multifamily HDFC building in Harlem. When outside the office he can usually be found spending time with his four younger siblings, trying to play intramural basketball, or making slow progress on his reading list.
Ben received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a dual B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.