Ruben was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana (not so fun fact: the RV capital of the world). He graduated from West Virginia University where he played on the soccer team and received a Masters in Finance. Prior to Stern, he worked at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, starting in the company's strategic pricing and contracts group and later moved to the Office of the President. At Stern, he is an AVP for the Graduate Finance Association and is an active member of AHBBS and Stern FC. In his free time, he likes to going to the gym, trying new restaurants, surprising people with his dancing skills, and attempting to play soccer like he's still in his prime.