Ben Schachtel

Director of Talent Research & Operations

"With decades of experience investing in Healthcare and FinTech, Oak HC/FT has built a dynamic and diverse ecosystem of talent. We are committed to serving as a connector between our portfolio and that ecosystem."

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Ben Schachtel, Director of Talent Research & Operations, joined the firm in 2021 and works closely with our portfolio companies on all their talent initiatives.

Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Ben spent six years in various roles at Bridgewater Associates, including building and running product teams, working as an org COO, and leveraging a deep understanding of talent and technology to improve the way internal organizations deliver business value. Prior to that, Ben worked at TEKsystems as a Technology Recruiter, supporting clients in the healthcare and financial industries.

Ben received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College.

Lightning round with Ben

The first thing you do every morning is..

NYT Mini Crossword - I have an ongoing competition with a friend to see who can complete it faster each day.

What book have you read again and again?

Principles, by Ray Dalio. Through time I learned to take some things with me and leave others behind :)

If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Invisibility. I want to be able to sneak into the labs and try out all the other cool superpowers.

Outside of work you will find me..

...only with special equipment! I'm invisible now, remember?! But probably on a beach, or trying to get to one. Or trying to find a sport to play with friends.

Dream vacation?

Teahupo'o, Tahiti.