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."
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.
NYT Mini Crossword - I have an ongoing competition with a friend to see who can complete it faster each day.
Principles, by Ray Dalio. Through time I learned to take some things with me and leave others behind :)
Invisibility. I want to be able to sneak into the labs and try out all the other cool superpowers.
...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.