Dockyard Capital is a private investment firm based in Boston


We invest in exceptional public growth companies reshaping their industries.


Our principals each bring over 20 years of operational, advisory, and investing experience to our research process.

We invest as partners.



Ben Balbale

Chief Investment Officer

Ben Balbale is the Chief Investment Officer of Dockyard Capital Management. Prior to founding Dockyard, Ben was a partner at Matrix Capital Management, where he led the firm's investments in Software and Internet and was a member of the firm's investment and management committee. Before joining Matrix, Ben spent six years as a software sales executive at Epiphany, ultimately serving as the AVP of Sales for the Eastern US. He began his career as an analyst at the MAC Group. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard University.

Alan Gardner

Chief Operating Officer

Alan Gardner is the Chief Operating Officer of Dockyard Capital Management. Prior to co-founding Dockyard, Alan was a Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets, where he was most recently Head of US Portfolio Sales and a member of the firm's Global Equity Products Operating Committee. He previously spent four years as Executive Director of Equity Sales at JP Morgan and nine years at Lehman Brothers as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Sales. Alan began his career at Oppenheimer & Co.  He holds a BA from Lehigh University.

William Marble 

Director of Research​


Bill Marble is the Director of Research of Dockyard Capital Management. Prior to co-founding Dockyard, Bill was an Analyst at Citadel Global Equities and a Director at Bain Capital Public Equity, previously known as Brookside Capital. Earlier in his career, Bill was a Consultant with the Silicon Valley office of McKinsey and a Design Engineer in the semiconductor industry. Bill holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from BYU.

Jay McGrath

Chief Financial Officer

Jay McGrath is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Dockyard Capital Management. Prior to joining Dockyard, Jay was the Vice President of Finance at Benefit Street Partners. He previously spent nine years at the Harvard Management Company, ultimately as Vice President of Finance & Investment Operations where he was responsible for supporting the internally managed hedge fund platform. Jay began his career at State Street Corporation in Boston. He holds a BS in Finance from Providence College.



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