ABOUT ME

I’m a digital strategist with the experience to drive meaningful impact.

With an extensive background in digital transformation, my career has been spent developing the processes, tools, and products to help clients achieve their goals. Most recently I have specialized in the management and oversight of enterprise-level website builds – developing strategy and tactical approaches to ensure smooth daily operation and long-term strategic success.

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Critical Thinker

My approach to digital strategy is driven by equal parts experience and innovation - a critical thinking exercise that never fails to energize.

Problem Solver

Every strategy is the answer to a problem. I enjoy digging into problems and finding novel solutions to drive impact.

Team Player

Though I work extremely well on my own, I truly thrive as a member of an active and involved team that is working to achieve common goals.

EDUCATION

Psychology, Public Policy

2010 - 2014
Kenyon College

Psychology, Criminal Justice

2012 - 2013
University of Edinburgh

High School Diploma

2006 - 2010
Landon School
EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, Taoti Creative

May 2019 ─ Present

As a leader on the project management team, I manage enterprise-level website builds, develop and manage digital and creative strategies from discovery to implementation, and assist in the ongoing development of processes that help to ensure delivery of superior client service.

My current clients include a major U.S.O.C governing body, the charitable arm of a pennant-winning MLB team, multiple associations representing industries from healthcare to energy, and a number of other assorted industries.

While working with Taoti for the past year, some of my highlights include:

  • Managing over $750,000 in revenue across accounts
  • Generating more than $400,00 in up-sells to current clients
  • Integrating with creative and development teams for process improvement initiatives
  • Spearheading the effort to convert traditional events into engaging remote experiences as part of the response to COVID-19

Senior Manager - Web & Creative, Model B

September 2016 ─ May 2019

As Model B’s first full-time employee, I was responsible for overseeing the development of the client management, paid advertising, web development, and creative departments – reaching 13 full time employees in 3 years.

  • Helped drive company to more than $2M ARR & 13 employees
  • Developed and refined discovery, UX, design, & development practices
  • Led all company marketing efforts including social, paid, and email - overseeing dramatic growth in all channels and 3x industry average engagement rates

Senior Communications Associate, McBee Strategic

March 2015 ─ September 2016

Within the communications practice of this boutique public relations and lobbying firm, I specialized in crisis communications, grassroots advocacy campaigns, paid advertising, and crossover digital campaigns.

  • Managed client accounts valued in excess of $1M ARR
  • Assisted in the development of digital strategies that would elevate work from the communications team in achieving client goals
  • Provided extensive copywriting expertise to clients across a range of industries
PORTFOLIO
KEY CHARACTERISTICS

I have the capacity to translate vision into reality

Sometimes you need a little extra space to share the characteristics that set you apart. Here are the six key characteristics that make me effective

Critical Thinking

Strategy is equal parts experience and innovation, a unique thought process.

Problem Solving

I enjoy being presented with challenges that require novel solutions.

Empathetic

Putting yourself in someone else's shoes is the key to great marketing.

Work Ethic

Though always striving to work smarter, I never shy away from working hard.

Leadership

I have been in leadership positions with every job and enjoy managing a team.

Focused on Relationships

My clients become friends as I form bonds in pursuit of exceptional service.

SKILLS
97%

Marketing

95%

Project Management

90%

Drupal & WordPress

97%

Social Media

97%

Digital Strategy

80%

Visual Design

REFERENCE

"It is not often that you meet those special people in digital with a huge diversity of skills and deep expertise in all. To me, Ben embodies the excitement of a start-up company coupled with the attention to detail and authority to get things done. I appreciate and very much enjoy working with Ben on a variety of initiatives and who's digital mindset, creative content creation and customer-first perspective were key to building our award-winning brand and authority in the digital advocacy space. "

~ Erica Klinger, Association for Accessible Medicines
REFERENCE

"Ben always has his clients' best interests at heart, especially when that requires challenging what they think they know, and does so in a manner that truly fosters collaborative, lasting relationships."

~Tony Kurilla, Purple Strategies
REFERENCE

"I loved working with Ben because he brought a sense of realism to the work being done and helped guide the team down the path to where we were going vs building a picture of what was at the end of it. "

~ Ryan Peper, Atlas Lane
FAQ
Q.

What is the most impactful experience of your current professional career?

A.

Working at a start-up was an incredibly valuable experience where I crammed about 5 years of experience into just under three years of time. While working at that company, the most important lesson I learned was that I should never point out problems without being prepared to offer a solution. I find this lesson useful almost every day and is one of the pieces of advice that I try to pass along to other team members.

Q.

Where do you see yourself 5-years from now?

A.

My goal is to continue moving into a management role where I can help to guide a team of strategists - developing processes and systems to make the entire team successful.

Q.

What are your passions outside of work?

A.

I am a die-hard Washington Capitals fan, dog dad to a 10-month old Irish Doodle named Wilson (after Capitals Winger Tom Wilson), and enjoy reading and playing video games in my spare time.

CONTACT

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