Ben Rasberry has 40 years of business and leadership experience with major emphasis in sales and marketing and strategic general management. He has broad experience across a variety of industries, including: transportation, telecommunications, distribution, insurance, manufacturing, banking, retail, automotive, construction, government, non-profit, health care, education, and high technology start-up companies.
Ben spent 13 years with AT&T's Computer Group as Vice President and General Manager Western Division, General Manager Sales - Central Region, Headquarters Director of Systems Marketing, Worldwide Marketing Vice President of the Network Products Division, and Worldwide Marketing Vice President, Channel Planning and Development. Prior to this he spent 10 years at IBM in Marketing and Sales Management. The last 15+ years of his career has been with MAP.
Highlights at AT&T include a 50% revenue growth from 1993 to 1994, increasing operating profits from break-even in 1992 to $20 million in 1993 and growing sales revenue 20% year over year.
Currently serves as a member of the God's Kids Board. He is also a Fellow of the Leadership Greater Chicago Program. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University, and Masters Degree Advanced Management from Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont University. He is also a graduate of executive programs at MIT and Harvard and a graduate of the Friendship Baptist Church Bible School Teacher Training Program.
Ben has outstanding skills in strategic general management and executive coaching, top management team development, new product and market program development, distribution strategies, sales management, strategic alliances and partnering strategies for growth, especially with small and medium-sized companies.