Ben is Sr. Director, Product – Privacy, Identity & Data at IAB Tech Lab. He leads product within Tech Lab’s identity and transparency groups, and works closely with ad tech platforms, agencies and publishers to address challenges faced within automated, data-driven media buying / selling.
Prior to joining IAB Tech Lab, Ben led digital trading at GroupM for Nestlé’s 85 brand portfolio across North America. In this capacity he was responsible for overall product performance of the Nestlé Trade Desk (NTD) – a bespoke data and trading solution specifically to service Nestle brands – as well as brand-specific programmatic strategy and associated functions, including measurement & optimization, ad operations, and private marketplace development. Prior to his work on Nestlé, Ben held positions at both Maxus Global and Universal McCann, where he led programmatic and attribution strategies for large global brands like MasterCard, NBC Universal, Barclays, and Harvard Business School.
Ben received a B.S. in Communications Theory and Entrepreneurship from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.