Benjamin Lehrer

Founder & CEO at First Water

Expert Credentials

Finance entrepreneur and book author leading innovations in finance capability access for small and midsize businesses (SMB). 15+ years experience in private equity, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), investment banking, commercial lending, and SMB management. Husband, dad, coffee lover.


Ben Lehrer is the Founder & CEO of First Water, the one-stop finance shop connecting teams with data and companies with capital through Relational Finance. He is passionate about SMB finance innovation, building First Water following roles at some of Wall Street's biggest firms. Ben is the creator of the Finance Readiness Assessment (FiRe Score) as well as the author of the new book Relational Finance (available on Amazon).

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