Ben Burgum joined SVP in 2013 on the advice of a friend and fell in love with both the engaged community of Partners and the efficient model of making an impact.
Ben has been involved in roles on the due diligence committee and as co-Lead Partner with the Breakthrough Twin Cities Investee.
Ben enjoys working with youth by teaching personal leadership courses with the Leadership Minor at the University of Minnesota. Before working with undergraduates, he taught business classes at three different high schools, and helped run a non-profit sailing school.
Ben has degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies from UMN Carlson School of Management and a Master’s in Education from UMN College of Education and Human Development.
In his free time, Ben enjoys racing sailboats in the summer months and kite skiing on the frozen lakes in the winter. Ben and his two boys like to go downhill skiing and participating in Boy Scouts.