Ben is a leadership coach with an international reputation advising CEOs and their Boards on talent and human performance strategies. He moved to Silicon Valley twenty years ago drawn by the creativity, innovation, and transformation occurring in this technology zone. His mission is to help leaders, their teams and their organizations build the capacity to bring their full potential to their businesses and compete to win. His clients are many of the leading Venture Capital and Private Equity teams and their portfolio companies.
Ben has achieved business success with a track record of building successful Human Capital businesses in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region. Most recently he founded Renaissance Leadership and Renoir Partners in Silicon Valley and London. Earlier in his career, he was Executive and Board Director of Robert Walters PLC. The team built the company led it to an IPO on the London Stock exchange (www.robertwalters.com). The company remains public today.
Ben is passionate about supporting his country of birth, New Zealand to participate and achieve success in the North America market. He has been Chairman, North America Beachheads Advisory Board within New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE). He is also a Venture Partner with MOVAC – one of New Zealand’s leading Venture Capital firms.
He says “Growing up in New Zealand we learn a great deal about the domination of the New Zealand All Black rugby team. The All Blacks seek to leave the jersey in a better place and teach the importance of leaving a legacy. We learn that having a higher purpose leads to higher performance.”
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