With the company since 2002 and in his role as CEO, Ben is responsible for general management, strategy, financial planning, and brand management for Michael Graves Design. He plays a critical role in the strategic planning of the Michael Graves Design consumer brand, as well as the execution of its direct-to-consumer marketing. Ben manages relationships with and is known for developing innovative deal structures with channel partners, including the many national retailers and manufacturers with whom we collaborate. More so than ever before, people understand the power of the product design methodology to identify, define and solve a multitude of challenges that transcend the look, feel and function of an object, and Ben is passionate about utilizing design’s disruptive power to lead business strategy forward.
Columbia University, Master of Business Administration
University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Studies
Institute for Social and International Studies, Barcelona, Spain