Jobhuk | Ben Ross ;

Ben Ross

Greater New York City Area Active since: April, 2015

Summary

Social and Business Connector, SaaS Startup Founder, Jazz Lover/Karaoke Star. Primate with opposable thumbs, capable of advanced tools manipulation, finding opportunity where none exists. Cultivating a network of superstars disrupting. Be excellent to one another and be direct. Life is too short not to build great things or go broke trying.

Specialties: Technology Recruitment, Startups, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Management, Karaoke - seriously challenge me, I dare you ; )

Experience

  • Dec 2014  -  Present

    Mentor

    The Thought into Action Entrepreneurship Institute (TIA) is an incubator for student ventures at Colgate University. Every year a select group of pioneering students prove what it really means to be an entrepreneur by taking an idea and making it 'go live'. In TIA, passionate students move their own visions from theory to practice, while guided by invaluable mentorship of entrepreneurial alumni & parents. The process demands creative thinking, humility, problem solving, selling, decision making, hard work, negotiating, risk taking and undying perseverance. The character-building skills students develop in TIA are relevant and leverage-able for the rest of their lives, and the experience increases their odds of success in all endeavors. -Mentor in areas like Talent and Culture strategy -Share lessons learned building my startup

  • Sep 2014  -  Present

    Mentor

    The Refinery, based in Westport, CT, is committed to growing women led businesses. You can find more information here http://www.refineryct.com/ -Mentor in areas like Talent and Culture Strategy -Share lessons learned building my startup

  • Jun 2013  -  Present

    Advisor/Evangelist

    Assist the CEO with various aspects of venture development, including business development and fundraising. Loudmouth sharing the NodeJitsu story with anyone who will listen ; )

  • Nov 2011  -  Present

    Founder, CEO

    CoFounder of a SaaS Human Intelligence firm devoted to optimizing the job search experience for both job seekers and companies. We've launched a concierge service - a curated model that helps companies and job seekers find one another based on shared trajectories. Check out http://www.projectsherpa.com and beta.projectsherpa.com/concierge Short term consulting engagements around Talent and Culture - technology selection, implementation and process reengineering. Including: Dashlane, the worlds best password manager - Dashlane.com -Assisted the Director of Talent with Sourcing, Process Creation and talent related activities. -Culture is one of autonomy and accountability. LendKey, a cloud-based platform making it possible for any party to quickly, securely, and profitably lend to anyone else. Lendkey.com -Built a sustainable talent acquisition strategy -Selected and implemented GreenHouse ATS. CLEAR - clearme.com / building the next generation of biometrics solutions -Assisted the CIO and the VP of HR with Technical Recruitment and Agency Management. -Evaluated ATS and other tools.

  • Mar 2014  -  Jun 2014

    Interim Director of Talent (Consultant)

    Crowdtap is the Leading Social Influence Marketing Platform (SaaS), making it easy for marketers to inspire a crowd of consumers to create quality content, drive unmatched social activity and provide real-time insights. -Ran Talent Acquisition while newly hired VP of Talent was on garden leave from prior role and helped with transition. -Built out Engineering (Full Stack Ruby), UX, Client Success and Business Development teams, including offer negotiation and onboarding. -Evaluated and replaced legacy ATS, including contract negotiation and onboarding. -Loved my time there and my new family! Truly a great culture.

  • Mar 2013  -  Sep 2013

    Venture Partner

    Worked with key enterprise technology executives around innovation and strategy to help drive competitive advantage and facilitate the growth of emerging portfolio companies in areas like Security, Big Data and Business Intelligence Technology.

  • Jul 2013  -  Aug 2013

    Technical Recruiter (Consultant)

    Supported Tech and Data Products. Worked with some wonderful colleagues. I wish you all luck as you attempt to deliver products that will aid profitability. Part of mass layoffs.

  • Jun 2012  -  Mar 2013

    Lead Account Manager

    Recruited Software Engineers, UX/UI and Product Managers, Infrastructure Engineers for Sell Side, Buy Side and Prop Trading Firms, Startups, eCommerce companies.

  • Aug 2007  -  Jun 2012

    Sr Account Manager IT Practice

    Recruited Software Engineers, UX/UI and Product Managers, Infrastructure Engineers for Sell Side, Buy Side and Prop Trading Firms, Startups, eCommerce companies.

Education

  • Jan 1999 - Jan 2005

    Colgate University

    Native American Studies

  • Jan 1992 - Jan 1999

    Brunswick School