My Career Journey
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Benjamin has helped build a portfolio of creative and tech companies since graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
After graduating in 2003 with a BFA in Art and Marketing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Ben went on to start a leading digital marketing and technology firm in Chicago, The Killswitch Collective. Clients included Etsy, Viacom, Nike, Groupon, as well many others and primarily focused on early social networking platforms built on Ruby on Rails. Killswitch also created brand identities and executed marketing strategies for its clients. In 2011 Ben sold that firm to build Food & Beverage brand, Finch's Beer Co. while staying close to his roots in technology with side projects and other consulting engagements.
After experimenting and building brands in the Food and Beverage space for nearly 6 years, Ben was introduced to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in 2016 with the advent of his brother Robert’s 1st business, ICO Alert, and then co-founding together Cypherglass, an EOS Block Producer.
Ben now leads the first multidisciplinary agency to specialize in blockchain marketing, The Ledger Agency. Ben’s Ledger Agency specializes in technology-driven marketing, strategic project planning, social media, and community building; while applying best practices to the Cryptocurrency space for a number of start-ups. Ben is also a partner and is Head of Marketing for Cypherglass and invests in Real Estate.
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