STARTUP AND SMB ADVISING AND CONSULTING
With a proven track-record of quickly identifying service issues and market misalignment, significantly improving company culture, and being an integral team member and leader in many capacities, I enjoy helping growing teams by taking full ownership of everything I touch and applying my diverse toolbox of experience.
I have extensive project and product management experience, am a Certified ScrumMaster, and excel at coaching staff and cross-functional coordination. I'm extremely detail-oriented, but never take my eye off the big picture or end goal. Finally, while I'm very capable of handling high-level tasks, I also jump to take out the trash or change the water jug.
• Project and Product Management • Product Marketing and Strategy • Customer and Community Management • Operations and Office Management • Technical and Thought-Leadership Writing • + more
"Ben worked closely with me on four different early stage companies that I assessed for potential investment and/or Board involvement; or that I worked on turning around. He did Internet development work; created superb graphics rapidly and economically; wrote effective, concise and consistent marketing prose; supported new sales and existing accounts; and made valuable contributions to the companies’ strategies and operational plans."
"Ben exceeded our expectations on every front. He is one of the smartest people with whom I have ever worked. His skill sets are multidimensional. Not only is he a start-up guru who completely "gets" technology economics, etc, but he also has an amazing sense of design."
"His enthusiasm, motivation, and hard work has always been truly inspiring. Ben is a real leader and creative force behind everything he does - no detail is overlooked. His process-oriented approaches are immeasurably useful when mapping out business / user paths. I feel uniquely confident with Ben on my team and know that he will accomplish great results in every project in which he participates."
"You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don't see them."
"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games"
“You don't have to fear your own company being perceived as human. You want it. People don't trust companies; they trust people.”