Ben Rudman // Partner

  • Purpose-driven middle market consumer investor and operator.
  • Founder of Charis Consumer Partners, sourced first investment, led execution and due diligence and recruited value-add independent board member.
  • CEO & Executive Chairman of Western’s Smokehouse, during which time the company expanded capacity and grew revenue and EBITDA meaningfully.
  • As CEO, led all core initiatives of the business, including setting the strategy at the outset, built and executive team, led two capital expansions, led a launch into private label and pet products, and led cost improvement and operational efficiency initiatives.
  • Career long lower middle market investment banker. Staffed on or led 33 closed sell-side or buy-side M&A transactions for companies with $2M to $10M EBITDA.
  • Served as senior advisor to a $150M CPG focused growth equity fund, sourcing maiden investment.

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Ben Rudman // Partner