Ben Francois


Ben Francois is a Partner at BanyanGlobal where he helps the owners of family businesses and family offices identify options, then make and implement decisions on generational transition, ownership structure, governance, and capital allocation. Ben is a frequent writer and speaker on family business topics for leading publications and organizations including Harvard Business Review, YPO, and Family Office Exchange.

Immediately prior to Banyan, Ben was a Partner at Carmelina Capital Partners, a private equity firm that provides capital and board-level guidance to family-owned and entrepreneur-led businesses.

Previously, he was President of Canterbury Consulting, a $28 billion investment advisory firm where he helped non-profits and family offices design and implement sophisticated financial plans and multi-asset class investment portfolios.

Earlier in his career, Ben was an investment professional for a single-family office sourcing and executing direct debt and equity investments.
Ben received a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben lives in Newport Beach, California, with his wife and their three children.