Ben is a results focused, hands-on Strategic Advisor with 20 years of fast growth experience in both domestic and global markets.
He has held senior leadership positions in fast growth New Zealand tech companies Exonet and Enprise Group and was a co-founder of Sealegs International. He has strong networks built on competence and trust.
Ben joined Advisory.Works in 2009 after discovering the company’s core purpose and values aligned closely with his own. This means he is a great fit within the team and an asset to the clients he works with. Client loyalty surveys repeatedly demonstrate the significant positive difference he makes.
Ben is passionate about strategic thinking and spends considerable time researching future trends and macroeconomic forces. He has wide industry and global market experience and sits on a number of Advisory Boards.
In the words of a client; “Ben is not only a superb business advisor, he’s also an exceptional person to know and work with. It’s not an overstatement to say that working with Ben has changed the shape of our business. My business partner and I think of Ben as our 3rd, not-so-silent director. He always has an opinion that is well considered and relevant and often looks at situations from a different angle that we hadn’t previously considered. His insight is usually spot-on and has proven to be invaluable. Ben genuinely cares about our business success and often looses sleep trying to solve problems and come up with creative solutions. His dedication, passion and encouragement have had a positive impact on our business. I would recommend Ben unreservedly to anyone who could benefit from having a powerful secret weapon working on their business!” Sally Frewin. Director, The PR Shop.
Ben is driven by his satisfaction of seeing other people and organisations achieve lofty goals. His style is purposeful when working alongside clients to achieve their strategic objectives and focused when helping navigate the whirlwind of business as usual.
When he’s not working, you’ll find Ben enjoying his passion for the sea, helping others or spending time on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Marketing and International Management