After two years in a global role with UKTI, Ben is based in London and is mobile. He helps companies grow by finding customers and investors, and by building engaged teams and strong scaleable processes. He combines vision with technological pragmatism. He has founded, built and sold an online payments business, and has recently completed a contract for the UK government improving access to finance for UK startups and innovative companies.
Ben brings together practical experience of entrepreneurship with deep understanding of national policy and delivery, and his team has increased its contribution to innovation finance by more than 1,000% in the last year, introducing over £100m of venture investment since April 2014. Before founding his own business he was an officer in the Royal Marines Commandos and an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in the UK, USA and Middle East. Commercial specialities: sales, business development, service design, marketing, financial management, CRM, operations management, business modelling. Technical specialities: financial technology, internet security, data analysis, regulatory compliance