Ben brings more than 15 years of information technology experience to the JumpStart team. The team he leads supports the technology needs of JumpStart, as well as several sister organizations in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Before specializing in information technology, Ben served as Program Director for one of the economic development organization that preceded JumpStart’s, Enterprise Development Inc. This unique set of skills makes him a valuable asset the organization.
Even as he took over IT responsibilities for the organization, Ben has continued to work hand-in-hand with many entrepreneurs as they attempt to grow their early stage ventures. He has proven especially adept at helping these entrepreneurs recognize and overcome the early technology challenges they face as they seek to grow.
Ben’s IT industry expertise also makes him an excellent judge of whether or not new ventures are truly espousing innovative, scalable technology ideas.
Ben earned an MBA with a finance concentration from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University.