Ben Faw

Ben Faw

Works at:

BestReviews

Location in:

5058 HBS Mail Center, Boston MA 02163, United States

Ben Faw

Bens connections

Currently

Works at:
BestReviews
Location in:
5058 HBS Mail Center, Boston MA 02163, United States

Bio

I am excited about applying technology and innovation in creative ways to make a sustainable impact.

Twitter: @btfaw

Blog: http://btfaw.tumblr.com/

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Work

2014 – present

Summer Incubator VIP

Harvard Innovation Lab
  • - Leading marketing and strategy for an early stage growth company
  • - Rapid prototyping and lean testing on a few projects in their infancy
2013 – present

Co-Founder

Inspired Reading
  • - Inspiring and motivating children with developmental challenges through the use of creative content and social media
  • - Finalist in the Harvard Business School startup competition (Spring 2013).
  • - Initial book "The Speaking Story" sold in the top .1% of all books on Amazon. Please join our group and learn more:
  • Facebook: InspiredReading
2011 – present

Advisor

Various Startups
  • - Advised a B2B radio consultancy on growth strategies, financial planning, and cost reduction measures
  • - Advised a B2C financial services company in product development
  • - Consulted for an Ed/Tech VC backed start-up in product development / product design
2010 – present

Board Member (San Francisco)

West Point Association of Graduates
  • Secretary of the Board
2015 – present

Co Founder / COO

BestReviews
  • Mission: To arm consumers with clarity and confidence to simplify their purchasing decisions.
  • http://bestreviews.com
2012 – 2014

Student

Harvard Business School
  • - Strategy Projects with LinkedIn, Nest Labs (Acquired by Google), Rally Point Networks, Smith-Rowe, and various start-ups
  • -Co-founder of three start-ups: Led efforts resulting in almost $10,000 in grant / scholarship funding, filing of a patent, and design / invention of physical prototypes
  • - Vice President of the Armed Forces Alumni Association
2013
(Aug – Dec)

Research Associate

RallyPoint Networks- Inc.
  • - Developed and executed sales strategy with a broad range of corporate clients including Fortune 500 companies
  • - Led product pricing and market research for new product ideas
  • - Consulted co-founders on new business segment expansions, and in human capital strategy
2013
(Jun – Aug)

MBA Intern - Marketing Solutions Business Segment

LinkedIn
  • - Developed sales strategy for enterprise-level “Marketing Solutions” business segment using competitive landscape analysis in the IT/Tech and Financial services verticals
  • - Created a scalable “In-Day” project which allowed LinkedIn employees around the world to contribute remotely towards charitable causes
2012
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Analyst, Equities Research

Compass North Advisors
  • - Research analyst for Long/Short Public Equities hedge fund
  • - Trained in fundamental "bottom-up" analysis and options strategy
  • - Focused on the technology and energy sectors
2011 – 2012
(Nov – Jun)

Supply Chain

Tesla Motors
  • - Sourced and managed supply chain for the innovative "Super-Charger" Product
  • - Sourced and managed multimillion dollar programs of 7 "Charging" product lines and over 300 parts
  • - Built relationships with over 50 global suppliers resulting in successful product launches and early transitions from prototype to production parts
2010 – 2011
(May – Nov)

Special Assistant and Aide-de-Camp, South Pacific Division Command

US Army Corps of Engineers
  • - Special Assistant and Aide-de-Camp to the South Pacific Division Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Project Manager, San Francisco District
  • - With division commander, helped administer a $2.5 billion budget and led all interface with international, tribal, and domestic organizations across ten states
  • - Managed projects with combined value of $150+ million, maintaining partnerships with local stakeholders and solving difficult environmental wetland restoration challenges
2011
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Analyst, Leveraged Finance

UBS Group
  • - Trained and executed excel financial modeling, focusing on the Technology/Media/Telecom vertical
  • - Conducted detailed modeling for various financing scenarios for public companies involving debt restructuring, refinancing, and Leveraged Buyouts
2007 – 2010

Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 25th Infantry

US Army
  • - Collaborated with multinational allied forces including Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army in highly stressful conditions
  • - Led 300+ combat patrols in Iraq and directed an organizational relocation from Bayji to Sharqat
  • - Managed all civil leadership of 70,000+ people, decreasing violence and promoting stability
  • Awards/Schooling include:
  • - Combat Infantryman Badge
  • - Bronze Star Medal
  • - Meritorious Service Medal
  • - Army Ranger Tab (Graduated with Class 05-08)
  • - Airborne School

Work

2014 – present

Summer Incubator VIP

Harvard Innovation Lab
  • - Leading marketing and strategy for an early stage growth company
  • - Rapid prototyping and lean testing on a few projects in their infancy
2013 – present

Co-Founder

Inspired Reading
  • - Inspiring and motivating children with developmental challenges through the use of creative content and social media
  • - Finalist in the Harvard Business School startup competition (Spring 2013).
  • - Initial book "The Speaking Story" sold in the top .1% of all books on Amazon. Please join our group and learn more:
  • Facebook: InspiredReading
2011 – present

Advisor

Various Startups
  • - Advised a B2B radio consultancy on growth strategies, financial planning, and cost reduction measures
  • - Advised a B2C financial services company in product development
  • - Consulted for an Ed/Tech VC backed start-up in product development / product design
2010 – present

Board Member (San Francisco)

West Point Association of Graduates
  • Secretary of the Board
2015 – present

Co Founder / COO

BestReviews
  • Mission: To arm consumers with clarity and confidence to simplify their purchasing decisions.
  • http://bestreviews.com
2012 – 2014

Student

Harvard Business School
  • - Strategy Projects with LinkedIn, Nest Labs (Acquired by Google), Rally Point Networks, Smith-Rowe, and various start-ups
  • -Co-founder of three start-ups: Led efforts resulting in almost $10,000 in grant / scholarship funding, filing of a patent, and design / invention of physical prototypes
  • - Vice President of the Armed Forces Alumni Association
2013
(Aug – Dec)

Research Associate

RallyPoint Networks- Inc.
  • - Developed and executed sales strategy with a broad range of corporate clients including Fortune 500 companies
  • - Led product pricing and market research for new product ideas
  • - Consulted co-founders on new business segment expansions, and in human capital strategy
2013
(Jun – Aug)

MBA Intern - Marketing Solutions Business Segment

LinkedIn
  • - Developed sales strategy for enterprise-level “Marketing Solutions” business segment using competitive landscape analysis in the IT/Tech and Financial services verticals
  • - Created a scalable “In-Day” project which allowed LinkedIn employees around the world to contribute remotely towards charitable causes
2012
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Analyst, Equities Research

Compass North Advisors
  • - Research analyst for Long/Short Public Equities hedge fund
  • - Trained in fundamental "bottom-up" analysis and options strategy
  • - Focused on the technology and energy sectors
2011 – 2012
(Nov – Jun)

Supply Chain

Tesla Motors
  • - Sourced and managed supply chain for the innovative "Super-Charger" Product
  • - Sourced and managed multimillion dollar programs of 7 "Charging" product lines and over 300 parts
  • - Built relationships with over 50 global suppliers resulting in successful product launches and early transitions from prototype to production parts
2010 – 2011
(May – Nov)

Special Assistant and Aide-de-Camp, South Pacific Division Command

US Army Corps of Engineers
  • - Special Assistant and Aide-de-Camp to the South Pacific Division Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Project Manager, San Francisco District
  • - With division commander, helped administer a $2.5 billion budget and led all interface with international, tribal, and domestic organizations across ten states
  • - Managed projects with combined value of $150+ million, maintaining partnerships with local stakeholders and solving difficult environmental wetland restoration challenges
2011
(Jun – Aug)

Summer Analyst, Leveraged Finance

UBS Group
  • - Trained and executed excel financial modeling, focusing on the Technology/Media/Telecom vertical
  • - Conducted detailed modeling for various financing scenarios for public companies involving debt restructuring, refinancing, and Leveraged Buyouts
2007 – 2010

Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 25th Infantry

US Army
  • - Collaborated with multinational allied forces including Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army in highly stressful conditions
  • - Led 300+ combat patrols in Iraq and directed an organizational relocation from Bayji to Sharqat
  • - Managed all civil leadership of 70,000+ people, decreasing violence and promoting stability
  • Awards/Schooling include:
  • - Combat Infantryman Badge
  • - Bronze Star Medal
  • - Meritorious Service Medal
  • - Army Ranger Tab (Graduated with Class 05-08)
  • - Airborne School

Additional Info

Website
benfaw.com