Ben joined Spin Master in the summer of 2012. He leads Spin Master as the Director, Global President & Chief Operating Officer, always looking for new ways to create value, empower people to excel and drive a "best in class" mentality in all that he does.
Through outstanding leadership, strong strategic vision and building great teams, Ben has continuously delivered outstanding results for shareholders throughout his career.
Ben joins Spin Master from Newell-Rubbermaid, where his most recent role was the Global President of the Markers, Highlighters, Art and Office Essentials business, including such brands as Sharpie, Papermate, Expo, Liquid Paper, Rolodex and Uni Ball brands. During his 13 years with Newell-Rubbermaid, Ben also led several other businesses such as Rubbermaid, Pyrex, Irwin Hand Tools and Graco Europe/Middle East. Prior to this, Ben worked at Black and Decker and Arthur Andersen.
Ben has lived in 5 countries, done extensive business in all 5 continents, is fluent in French and English, and has proven experiences and results in strategy creation, delivery of growth plans, turnaround, divestitures, restructuring, acquisitions, brand building and overall market value creation. He holds a BS in Accounting from Salem State University in Massachusetts as well as CPA and CMA professional designations.
Ben also serves in various external corporate boards.