Ben Taylor is a vice president and a defined contribution consultant in Callan’s Fund Sponsor Consulting group based in the San Francisco office. Taylor serves as a lead consultant to DC plans, and has a primary focus on public sector DC plans, ranging from 457(b) plans to single and multi-vendor 403(b)/401(a) and 401(k) plans.
As a member of Callan’s DC team Taylor also conducts specialized research, fee studies, plan structure analyses, and serves as a project manager for TPA and record keeper searches. Prior to his career at Callan, Taylor was a DC specialist at R.V. Kuhns & Associates where he served as a consultant to the DC plans of four states, and several large city and university DC systems. He also formerly taught economics at Harvard University, where he received an award for excellence in teaching. Taylor earned a masters of international political economy and development from Fordham University. He also earned a masters of public policy with a concentration in international trade and finance from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his BA from Reed College.