Head of Sales & Co-Launch Partner Development
Ben's career as a startup advisor, connector, and operator began over 20 years ago when he helped launch his family's package store (a liquor store, for those outside of New England) while a marketing undergrad at UMass Amherst. Ben is currently a Mentor in Residence at TechStars Boston, actively advising early stage companies on go-to-market and developing long-lasting customer partnerships.
Ben is also the Co-Founder and Founding CEO of Promoboxx, a platform that connects and aligns manufacturing brands with independent retailers to amplify local awareness and drive sales. During his 10 years as CEO, Ben built partnerships with over 90 brands (including Chevrolet, Trek Bicycles, New Balance, and GE Appliances) to help over 50,000 independent retailers – just like his family store – market better online.
Ben is passionate about small business and local retail, and has been increasingly focusing on sustainability and the reduction of single-use plastics. A Boston native, when Ben is not working, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, making pizza, and just hanging around with his wife and three children – watching movies and playing games.