Ben is the Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency a firm that focuses on sponsorship and branded integration with leagues, teams, events, stadiums, athletes, and television shows and is widely regarded as one of the top entrepreneurs in the global sports and entertainment marketing industry.

At Leverage Agency, Ben has worked on behalf of sports and entertainment properties such as the Triple Crown Champions American Pharaoh and Justify, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Major League Baseball, Dancing with The Stars and is currently focused on partnerships with the Tottenham Hotspur EPL team and it’s new state of the art stadium.

In 2014, Ben created and operated Harvard-Yale “Rivalry on Ice” annual Leverage owned event which sold out Madison Square Garden. In 2015, Ben envisioned bringing the world’s 2nd most popular sport Cricket to America and created the Cricket All Stars events with the first time the sport was played in Major League Baseball stadiums (NY, Houston, LA) and was broadcast globally with over a billion impressions. In 2015 and 2018, Ben led the marketing efforts for the first Triple Crown Champions in over 37 years with American Pharaoh and then again in 2018 with Justify bringing in the largest sponsorships in horse racing history.

Ben and his team has secured hundreds of partnerships with blue chip global brands for his clients including brands such as Mastercard, KFC, Nivea, State Farm, Turkish Airlines, Pepsi, UBS, and many others. He prides himself on being creative and thinking and acting outside the box in forming new brand partnerships that make news for the brand and deliver ROI.

Ben enjoys mentoring and giving back to students
and founded the Manhattan Sports Business Academy (MSBA)in 2011 to do just that. The summer leadership program provides college and graduate students with internship placement, mentorship, career development and a nightly speaker series featuring executives from a diverse spectrum of the sports business industry.

Ben got his start working in television production at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with NBC and ESPN at the 1995, 96 X Games. In 1998, he worked for the Sydney Olympic Committee in marketing and has been to eight different Olympic Games.

Ben earned his bachelor’s degree with cum laude honors from Boston University’s College of Communications and played as the No. 1 singles player on BU’s Division I men’s tennis team. Ben resides in Westport CT, with his wife Kimberly, and his most proud accomplishment, his two sons William and Cameron.