Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Chief Strategy Engineer | Venture Logic Group | (602) 430-3561 ben@venturelogicgroup.com

Location
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Ben Smith's Overview

Current
Past
  • Director at Internet Marketing Agency
  • VP of Operations at TecServ
  • VP of Operations at InterAccess Corporation
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Ben Smith's Summary

Ben has been on the cutting edge of business and technology since 1985, with many roles in both the public and private sector. Previously, his role as Director of Operations for a multi-million dollar consulting firm had him managing engineering, programming and R & D teams for a variety of enterprise clients across the country. Ben’s business operations, coupled with technical experience offer clients a unique perspective on long range planning, design and project planning.

Marketing, Consulting, Technology Integration and Operations are his forte.

Specialties

Business Strategist | Social Media Development | Advertising | Media Planning and Buying | Web Architecture | Technology Implmentation Strategy | Operational Excellence Coaching | Staff Mentoring | Investment Coaching | ROI Maximization

Ben Smith's Experience

Chief Strategy Engineer

Venture Logic Group, LLC

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Investment Banking industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Scottsdale, AZ

Help to define a path to increase revenue through operational, marketing and strategic guideance for the select clients we engage.

President

Harvey Mackay Real World MBA

August 2013December 2013 (5 months) Scottsdale, AZ

The organization offers online education based on the collective works of Mr. Harvey Mackay, Business Author, Columnist and World Renowned Speaker. This organization will focus on sales, marketing, networking and social tools.

Our first offering, "Swim with the Sharks, without Being Eaten Alive" will be mastered and available in the first quarter of 2014. Based on the book of the same name it will offer students a chance to master each technique and learn to live the Mackay Morals. The interactive format offers Harvey, and other top speakers, business leaders and trainers as your guides to achieve the success in your career and personal life.

Director of Account Development

The Lavidge Company

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

January 2011July 2013 (2 years 7 months)

In charge of strategic development of key prospects and existing agency accounts.

Dir of Interactive Marketing

The Lavidge Company

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2005January 2011 (5 years 9 months)

Created Lavidge Interactive and helped grow it to become one of the most complete integrated interactive agencies, before taking a new role across the entire agency.

Director

Internet Marketing Agency

May 2007December 2010 (3 years 8 months)

Develop client strategies around ROI based campaigns, loyalty, enhance client communication. We offering media buying, management and metrics, SEO strategies and implementation, lead generation, as well as have a full in house apps development team offering web apps, commerce, BI, mobile and social apps development (Facebook).

VP of Operations

TecServ

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

20022006 (4 years)

Operations and Sales management for a multi-million dollar technical services consulting group.

VP of Operations

InterAccess Corporation

19962001 (5 years)

Operational support for a national IT and Business consulting Organization.

Ben Smith's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • President

      Childrens Advocacy Center
      • Children
      1996 2000 (4 years)

Ben Smith's Organizations

  • Eclectic Group

    President
    • January 2006 to Present

Ben Smith's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Ben Smith's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sales
  2. Operations Management
  3. Change Management
  4. Management Consulting
  5. Marketing Strategy
  6. Business Strategy
  7. SEO
  8. New Business Development
  9. Strategy
  10. Business Development
  11. Integrated Marketing
  12. Start-ups
  13. Facebook
  14. Interactive Marketing
  15. Social Media
  16. Advertising
  17. Marketing
  18. Strategic Planning
  19. Inbound Lead Generation
  20. CRM
  21. Social Networking
  22. Coaching
  23. Management
  24. Marketing Communications
  25. Lead Generation
  26. Event Management
  27. Leadership
  28. Online Marketing
  29. Social Media Marketing
  30. Online Advertising
  31. Account Management
  32. Digital Marketing
  33. Public Relations
  34. Email Marketing
  35. Product Development
  36. Creative Direction
  37. Digital Media
  38. Brand Development
  39. E-commerce
  40. Strategic Partnerships
  41. Direct Marketing
  42. SEM
  43. Digital Strategy
  44. Marketing Management
  45. PPC
  46. B2B
  47. Media Buying
  48. Mobile Devices
  49. New Media
  50. Media Planning

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Ben Smith's Education

University of Arizona

19881992

Activities and Societies: Soccer, I.T., D.O.A.

Glendale Community College

Information Technology

Activities and Societies: Soccer, Volleyball, Video Production

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