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Ben Straley

Vice President, Global Digital Products

President and Chief Product Officer at Brightloom

Seattle, Washington

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Ben Straley's Work Experience

Starbucks

Vice President, Global Digital Products

January 2014 to February 2017

Seattle, Washington

Covario

VP of Products and Emerging Technologies

September 2013 to January 2014

Seattle, Washington

University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education

Advanced Interactive Marketing Instructor

January 2009 to September 2013

Seattle, Washington

Ben Straley's Education

Kellogg School of Management

MBA, Marketing and Corporate Strategy

1999 to 2001

Colorado College

BA with Distinction, Psychology, Pre-Med

1989 to 1993

Lakeside School

1985 to 1989

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About Ben Straley's Current Company

Starbucks

Led global digital products at Starbucks including product strategy, design, engineering, and partnerships across Starbucks' mobile applications, websites, and emerging platforms including AI, NLP, voice and messaging. These products are responsible for driving billions in revenue and an increasing share of customer transactions through a seamless combination of digital ordering, payment, loyalty, and media services and experiences.

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About Ben Straley

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Vice President, Global Digital Products @ Starbucks Led global digital products at Starbucks including product strategy, design, engineering, and partnerships across Starbucks' mobile applications, websites, and emerging platforms including AI, NLP, voice and messaging. These products are responsible for driving billions in revenue and an increasing share of customer transactions through a seamless combination of digital ordering, payment, loyalty, and media services and experiences. From January 2014 to February 2017 (3 years 2 months) Seattle, WashingtonVP of Products and Emerging Technologies @ Covario Lead product strategy, planning, and development of Rio SEO's award-winning search, social, local, and mobile content marketing platform. Rio’s technology drives discovery of and engagement with brand content through search and social channels. Customers include a growing number of the leading global technology, telecommunications, media, retail, and financial services companies. From September 2013 to January 2014 (5 months) Seattle, WashingtonAdvanced Interactive Marketing Instructor @ University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education Lead instructor and curriculum developer for the UW Professional and Continuing Eductation Program's Advanced Interactive Marketing certificate program for mid-career professionals. From January 2009 to September 2013 (4 years 9 months) Seattle, WashingtonDirector of Marketing @ Judy's Book Led marketing strategy and execution for fast-growing local search and community networking web site. Built and managed an accomplished and effective team of hungry marketing professionals. Drove brand awareness, member acquisition, and member retention strategy and tactical campaigns including advertising planning and buying, creative development, direct marketing, community development, and promotions. Led corporate communications including positioning, messaging, and tactical planning. Serve as a company spokesperson. Oversee public relations program resulting in high-profile coverage including New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes.com, Red Herring and others. Directed market analysis, performance measurement, reporting and budgeting. Managed user experience product team responsible for the design and development of user features, and site design look and feel. From July 2005 to July 2006 (1 year 1 month) Sr. Product Marketing Manager @ Sanctum Led product marketing of AppScan, the leading suite of Web application security testing products. DIrectly managed all aspects of product marketing including pricing strategy, sales training, lead generation programs, and PR. Successfully launched expanded product line to increase the addressable target market segments, shorten sales cycles, and pivot from software licensing to subscription model. From December 2001 to May 2003 (1 year 6 months) Santa Clara, CaliforniaProduct Manager (Intern) @ Real Networks MBA Summer intern in Media and Distribution group. From June 2000 to August 2000 (3 months) Product Manager @ Disney Internet Group Product Management of GO Network registration and billing platform. From January 1999 to August 1999 (8 months) Technical Producer @ ESPN Internet Ventures Produced and managed online marketing and reporting systems for ESPN Internet Ventures (a JV between Starwave and ESPN). From January 1998 to December 1998 (1 year) Associate Producer - Creative Services @ Starwave Produced online promotions of in-house services and third-party sponsorships on Starwave operated sites including ESPN.com, NBA.com, NFL.com, Nascar Online, and ABCNEWS.com. From January 1997 to December 1997 (1 year) Research Coordinator @ Seattle Children's Home Health services research and database application development. From May 1994 to December 1996 (2 years 8 months) Mental Health Specialist @ Seattle Children's Home Member of a clinical team providing services and support to mentally and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. From September 1993 to April 1994 (8 months) President and Chief Product Officer @ Brightloom I lead data science, product, design, and marketing at Brightloom. Our platform empowers consumer brands to engage customers through data science driven personalized communications and rewards. We’re building a worldclass team of engineers, data scientists, product leaders, designers, and marketers. If you have a passion for thinking big, moving fast, and having an impact on some of the biggest industries in the world, join us! Seattle, WashingtonHead of Global Outbound Marketing and Deals @ Amazon Led global Outbound Marketing which owns the marketing and product strategy, data science, personalized customer experience, technology and programs that communicate with hundreds of millions of Amazon customers through mobile push, SMS, email, messaging platforms, and more. I also led worldwide deals at Amazon which operates the “Today’s Deals” business and also powers the biggest global shopping events of the year including Prime Day, Back to School, Diwali, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and more. Both Outbound Marketing and WW Deals teams deliver data-driven insights, personalized customer experience, technology innovation, and rapid business growth at a global scale. From February 2017 to September 2019 (2 years 8 months) SeattleVP of Social Technologies @ Rio SEO, Division of Covario Inc In November 2012, Covario, Inc. acquired Meteor Solutions, the company I co-founded, and made our team and technology part of the Rio SEO business unit. In the same month, Rio SEO was named the only leader in the SEO Technology category by Forrester. The joint vision of the combined technology businesses is to be the leading content marketing platform for global enterprises.As VP of Social Technologies, I drive product strategy, marketing, sales, and business development for the company's industry leading sharing platform. Our customers include Microsoft, AT&T, Major League Baseball, and more. From November 2012 to August 2013 (10 months) San Diego, CaliforniaCEO and Co-Founder @ Meteor Solutions (acquired by Covario, Inc.) Founded in 2008 and acquired by Covario, Inc. in 2012, Meteor Solutions' Social Audience Marketing Suite enables brands like Microsoft, AT&T, MTV Networks and others to drive the sharing of their content at scale using award- winning social analytics and targeted advertising. The company has won numerous awards including The Advertising Research Foundation’s David Ogilvy Award, Digiday’s Digital Publishing Award, Seattle Business Monthly’s Top Tech Innovator, and was named a Techcrunch Disrupt Finalist in 2011. Raised millions in investment capital and grew company from no customers and pre-revenue to multi-millions in revenue with dozens of enterprise customers. Responsible for all aspects of business including product strategy and development, sales and marketing, hiring and team development, fund raising and corporate development, strategic planning, and investor relations. From October 2008 to November 2012 (4 years 2 months) Seattle, WashingtonCo-Founder, Principal @ Spring Creek Group (acquired by Interpublic Group) SCG is a global social media marketing agency providing a range of services including analytics and community management. The agency was acquired by IPG and is now part of the media holding company's Mediabrands division.As co-founder, I helped to set the strategic direction of the agency in its early, formative years and led the creation of strategic frameworks and client deliverables for brands including Corbis and Microsoft. From September 2006 to September 2008 (2 years 1 month) Seattle, WashingtonE-Commerce and Internet Business Development Director @ Salton, Inc Salton was a public company with global reach and operations and nearly $1.5B in annual revenue. I led global digital marketing and e-commerce divisions. I managed the P&L for this growing multi-million dollar business and directly led the marketing, operations, finance, and engineering functions carried out by a team with team spread across offices in IL, NJ, CA, and WA. In addition to leading the growing direct-to-consumer business, I also sourced, negotiated, and implemented multi-year and multi-million dollar strategic partnerships with major online retail brands including Amazon, Target, QVC, and Federated.Salton was acquired by APN Holdings in 2009. From May 2003 to June 2005 (2 years 2 months) Lake Forest, Illinois


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