About the speaker:
Ben is Georgian’s head of Marketing and Growth. In this role, Ben is responsible for the firm’s outbound investment pipeline, market research and all aspects of Georgian’s marketing. Ben also works directly with portfolio companies post-investment, assisting with marketing and product strategy, competitive analysis, customer value propositions, and go-to-market strategy. Ben has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, including senior product management and strategy roles at IBM Software Group, Informix Software and a range of early and growth-stage start-ups. At IBM, he helped to define and lead the company’s strategy for its Master Data Management and Information Integration business. Prior to IBM, Ben held product management and marketing roles at Informix Software, where he played a key role in defining Informix’s Java software strategy. Since leaving IBM he has worked with a range of growth- stage start-ups in North America and New Zealand and has taught as an Adjunct Professor for Northeastern University. Ben has an Honors degree in product development.
About Georgian: Georgian is a fintech company focused on investing in high-growth technology companies that harness the power of data in a trustworthy way.