Tampa, Florida, US
Tampa, Florida, US
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/
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Founder, Owner & Operator
April 2016 - Today
fastreads.co | fastreads.co/kickstarter
Senior Sales Executive
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.
2009 - 2011
Thinking Hut, Amsterdam, NL
2017 - 2017