Ben joined World Business Chicago (WBC) in March 2014. As Director of Corporate Partnerships, he works with Chicago’s corporate community and city leaders to help enhance WBC’s outreach efforts. He also leads and develops the WBC Fellowship Program.
After achieving his degree in marketing from Yeshiva University in New York City, Ben went on to work in digital media sales for Russell Simmons’ hip hop news website, GlobalGrind.com. He also served as sales development managers at Smooth Media and Africa.com.
Ben has his MBA from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business where he was President of the Entrepreneurship Club. Ben continues to work with budding entrepreneurs, advising them as a mentor and coach through JCC Chicago’s PresenTense Fellowship Program.
Ben is a decorated competitive BBQ champion. He lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with his wife Elana and daughter Sally, and their dog StevieNicks.