Ben

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Tampa, Florida, US

Looking for coders or data scientists/machine learning! Anywhere in the world!!
Ben's Skills
Vision
Contract Negotiation
Business
Customer Conversion
Customer
Design
Leadership + Management
Leadership
Analysis
Business Analysis
Business Networking
Business Planning
Business Strategy
Business Process
Marketing
Business Development
Finance
Management
Product Management
Sales
Background

About Ben

Creating a way to help people access the reading experience, and support the authors who write great books; focus on the customer experience and building something people love.

Currently founder, owner and operator of successful small business, publishing book analyses and reviews. Grown top-line 350% YTD (Jan.'17 through Sep.'17). Successfully crowdfunded $16,816 through Kickstarter.

Most recently, I was employed at a leading B2B software company in the global meetings, events, and travel space (formerly NYSE traded and acquired by top-tier private equity firm for $1.65B). I was promoted three times in four years, responsible for $10M+ in annual revenues, and responsible for managing the largest partnership across the entire company. I worked directly with VP-Level executives and Fortune 500 companies.

Before Washington, D.C., I cut my teeth working for one of the largest consumer distributors in New York City ($1B+ annual revenues) and a software startup in Manhattan.

I received my education at Cornell University, where I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration—a hospitality program with a focus in practical business. Before Cornell, I studied Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I, where I worked for top chefs domestically and abroad.

More details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-fama-7398814b/

Quote

“Life will give you whatever you ask of it.” - The Universe!

Work Experience

Founder, Owner & Operator

FastReads

April 2016 - Today

fastreads.co | fastreads.co/kickstarter

Senior Sales Executive

Cvent, Inc.

January 2013 - February 2017

Rapid growth, IPO, and acquisition by Vista Equity Partners; supported corporate strategic partnerships with top corporate partners. I was promoted three times in four years, responsible for $10M+ in annual revenues, and responsible for managing the largest partnership across the entire company. I worked directly with VP-Level executives and Fortune 500 companies.

Education

Cornell University

Hotel Administration

2009 - 2011

Co-working Space

Thinking Hut, Amsterdam, NL

2017 - 2017