Ben is Executive Director and Faculty at the Berkeley-Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership. Ben was co-founder and CEO of EARN, which is using technology to help workers in all 50 US states, to save and invest in their futures. Ben is also a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
At Berkeley-Haas, Ben teaches Strategy and Leadership for Social Impact as well as the Social Lean Launchpad, an intense 11-week accelerator for early-stage social ventures comprised of MBAs and other graduate students from UC Berkeley. He also helps lead Berkeley-Haas’s Global Social Venture Competition.
Ben also serves as an appointed member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Committee. He remains a Board Director at EARN, and also serves as a Board Director for the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Ben holds a BA from Vassar College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.