VP & CISO
Ben is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Cvent, the leader in meeting and event technology solutions and cloud software. Ben's information security career spans 20+ years across a number of industry sectors. In the beginning of his career, he served with federal agencies like the Department of Energy and Federal Bureau of Investigation. He's held global security leadership positions with three online media and entertainment companies (RealNetworks, AOL and Sony). He founded his own security consulting firm where he served a number of clients in financial services, digital marketing, energy, healthcare and higher education. Before Cvent, Ben served as CISO at Ellucian, a global technology company serving 2,400 education institutions and over 18 million students in 40 countries around the world.
Outside of work, Ben likes to find ways to give back to the community. He recently served a two-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board of a Washington, DC-based public charter school and currently serves on the Board of the Virginia Center for Literary Arts.