Ben studied molecular genetics in college and graduated with honors – which makes advertising sound easy. Ben is a founder of The Shipyard and serves as the lead digital strategist. Previously, Ben was founder and CEO of one of the early cloud application development firms in the US, which sold in 2010, and a co-founder of an ad tech company capable of localizing digital marketing for thousands of small companies through automation. Ben serves as one of a select group of advisors to the US Chamber of Commerce on big data and innovation. He also serves on the technical advisory board of the largest federated network of clinical healthcare data, which aggregates and analyzes data from large cancer networks. He has previously been on the advisory board of the largest aggregator of digital automotive shopper data feeding every significant DMP/DSP in America.