Ben T. Morris serves as Principal at Sanders Morris Harris. He co-founded Sanders Morris Harris in 1987 and since then he has held a number of executive positions with Sanders Morris Harris and its affiliates, most notably serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sanders Morris Harris, a publicly traded company from 2000-2009. Previously, Mr. Morris served as Chief Operating Officer of Tatham Corporation, a company involved in various phases of the oil and gas industry. Prior thereto, he was Chief Financial Officer and then President of Mid-American Oil Company, a company involved in exploration, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. He began his career at Price Waterhouse & Co., an international public accounting firm, and has served as a director of a number of public and private companies over his career. Mr. Morris holds a BBA from the University of North Texas, a CPA license and a number of securities licenses including a Securities Principal.