Benjamin, not Ben, the taller but skinnier non-beer drinking part of B^2, is a medieval historian who got lost while studying the economic causes of the black death and ended up dealing with the economics around mineral processing. On the way, he has detoured and put together Oreninc (which tracked all junior financing for five years), Aston Bay Holdings, which did a deal with BHP on its copper project. Plus, Benjamin has the dubious distinction of working for a hedge fund during the last financial crisis. He has five kids, one dog, one wife, and knows how to swing a hammer when he is broke (which due to the detour to the mining industry with a large family seems to happen way too frequently). He is also writing a Ph.D. under John and Nadja on water economics in mining. He can be paid with dark chocolate if you need a favour.