Ben has extensive experience in technology transfer and technology startups, having performed in entrepreneurial capacities spanning both commercial and technological responsibilities with innovative enterprises from startup to varying stages of maturity and exit. He previously held several Chief Executive and other senior roles with internationally-operating companies including Innovada, Broadcom, Sepro, and Ericsson.
Ben has a reputation for trust, experience and results delivery within the Irish and international innovation community. He chairs NDRC's investment and strategic review committees. He is a member of the steering committee of the International Commercialisation Forum. He has served as chair of the supervisory committee for a financial institution. He previously served as Chairman of WiSen, Ireland's wireless sensor network industry group. Ben also serves on the boards of a number of NDRC startups.
Ben is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin (BA and MSc Comp Sci) and holds an MBA from the Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD.