Ben O'Dwyer

Ben O'Dwyer

Director of Business Development at Proactive Technologies

New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Information Technology and Services

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Ben O'Dwyer's Overview


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Ben O'Dwyer's Summary

A natural relationship builder with a love for the human aspects of business. A passion for team building and helping organizations identify the best approach. Enthusiastic and meticulous. Over 10 years experience designing, managing and delivering professional services to business owners and executive teams.

- Developing opportunities and closing new business
- Identifying and fostering strategic relationships
- Bridging executive requirements and technical capabilities
- Moving projects forward


data backup and security, planning new office build-outs and relocation, hosting, SaaS and collocation, network infrastructure and server upgrades, virtualization and SAN, mobility solutions (iPhone, droid, BlackBerry, iPad), high availability and disaster recovery, managed services, remote access, equipment and software procurement, compliance advisory (SEC, FINRA, SOX, HIPAA)

Ben O'Dwyer's Experience

Director of Business Development

Proactive Technologies

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Networking industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Greater New York City Area

Proactive Technologies is a leading provider of IT services to hedge funds, private equity and other alternative investment firms. Proactive was founded in 2007 and currently services over 60 active financial services clients. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention and expert advice catered to the unique demands of the investment industry. Headquartered in midtown Manhattan, with an office in Los Angeles and datacenter at Sungard Philadelphia, we’re located just steps away from our clients and the heart of the world’s financial center.

Director of Business Development

Welsh Consulting

October 2012July 2013 (10 months) Greater Boston Area

Partner, Director of Business Development

Welsh Consulting

April 2011October 2012 (1 year 7 months) Downtown Boston

Partner, Senior Project Coordinator

Welsh Consulting

September 2009April 2011 (1 year 8 months)

Senior Project Coordinator

Welsh Consulting

April 2008September 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Project Coordinator II

Welsh Consulting

April 2006March 2008 (2 years)

Project Coordinator

Welsh Consulting

October 2004April 2006 (1 year 7 months)

CIT Director and Program Area Director

YMCA Camp Coniston

19972004 (7 years)

Marketing Intern

Prime Roast Coffee Company

December 1999May 2000 (6 months)

Ben O'Dwyer's Certifications

  • Cisco SMB Account Manager Specialization

    • Cisco
    • October 2013

Ben O'Dwyer's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Meal Preparation

      Community Servings
      January 2011 January 2013 (2 years 1 month)

      Community Servings is a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses. Community Servings' goals are to help our clients maintain their health and dignity and preserve the integrity of their families through free, culturally appropriate, home-delivered meals, nutrition education, and other community programs.

    • Volunteer Staff Member, Camp Winning Spirit

      YMCA Camp Coniston
      • Children
      2000 2004 (4 years)

      Camp Winning Spirit is an extended weekend for families of children with cancer. Participants may be presently in treatment, recently off-treatment, or have on-going concerns related to cancer. Camp Winning Spirit is a time for the whole family to run & play and have fun together. Children get to try new things offered by the camp and its caring staff. Parents have time together and find support from new and familiar faces who have shared similar struggles regarding pediatric cancer.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:

      • YMCA Camp Coniston

Ben O'Dwyer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Sales Management
  2. Research
  3. Project Management
  4. Direct Sales
  5. Contract Negotiation
  6. Business Communications
  7. Vendor Management
  8. Proposal Writing
  9. IT strategy
  10. Technical Recruiting
  11. Estimating
  12. Budgets
  13. Compliance
  14. Budgeting
  15. Hosting Services
  16. data backup solutions
  17. Google Adwords
  19. Network Design
  20. Managed Services
  21. Project Planning
  22. Marketing Management
  23. Outside Sales
  24. CRM
  25. Inbound Lead Generation
  26. Mobility Solutions
  27. network infrastructure planning and upgrades
  28. high availability and disaster recovery
  29. Data Backup Solutions
  30. planning for new office build-outs and office relocation
  31. Disaster Recovery
  32. Team Building
  33. IT Strategy
  34. Business Development
  35. Leadership
  36. Virtualization
  37. Management
  38. Solution Selling
  39. Professional Services
  40. Security
  41. Marketing
  42. Data Center
  43. Training
  44. Consulting
  45. Sales Process
  46. Cloud Computing
  47. SaaS
  48. Competitive Analysis
  49. New Business Development

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Ben O'Dwyer's Education

University of Maine, Orono


Project Management for Professionals


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