is Executive Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership and on the faculty at Berkeley Haas. He teaches two MBA classes – Strategy and Leadership for Social Impact and the Social Lean Launchpad. Ben brings more than 20 years of experience in social impact leadership and management, including executive roles in Ernst & Young’s Public Private Development Group, and at an early virtual currency tech firm called beenz.com where he led organizational strategy.
Before joining Haas, Ben was the President, CEO and Co-Founder of EARN, a nonprofit social venture which uses the power of micro-savings and technology to help low-income workers in 16 states across the nation spark new cycles of prosperity.
Ben has served on several nonprofit boards and won numerous awards including Fast Company Social Capitalist of the Year, James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and Tipping Point Community Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
Ben is also a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and an appointee of the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.