Ben Taylor is a senior vice president and defined contribution (DC) consultant in Callan's Fund Sponsor Consulting group. Based in the San Francisco office, Ben serves as a lead consultant to DC plans and primarily focuses on public sector DC plans, ranging from 457(b) plans to single and multi-vendor 403(b)/401(a) and 401(k) plans. He also conducts specialized research for DC plans. Ben is a shareholder of the firm.
In his career, he has served as the consultant to the DC plans of 12 states, and many large cities and universities. He also taught economics at Harvard University, where he received an award for excellence in teaching. He is past president of NAGDCA's Industry Committee, and served on the NAGDCA Board. He serves as vice chairman of the SPARK Data Security Oversight Board, and has provided expert testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council. Ben has been published in the Oxford University Press and is one of the co-authors of The Disruptive Impact of FinTech on Retirement Systems.
Ben earned a BA from Reed College, a master's of international political economy and development from Fordham University, and a master's of public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.