Ben is a leading technology executive with deep expertise in digital health. Ben is the current CEO of Covetrus, the largest pet technology health company in the world. Since Ben became CEO of Covetrus, the company has increased its market capitalization by more than 300%. He also sits on the Board of Apploi as a Defy Sage. Prior to Covetrus, Ben was the founder and CEO of Everyday Health, a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. He was able to grow the business from a seed stage startup in 2002 to a publicly traded business in 2014, and ultimately to being the leading competitor to WebMD. Everyday Health went on to acquire a number of SaaS companies in the medical space, along with expanding and diversifying into digital media, before J2 Global acquired the company in 2017 for roughly half a billion dollars. Prior to founding Everyday Health, Ben worked at Beliefnet as their VP of Production & Technology.
An experienced public company board member, Ben currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Rockwell Medical and as a board member of Dance Biopharm, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, SourceMedia and Covetrus. Ben has been a close friend and supporter of the Defy team for the past 20 years, as Neil previously served on his board at Everyday Health. Ben has acted as a valued advisor and most recently, co-investor in a number of companies.
Ben graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in History. He spent the last two and a half decades building companies in the heart of New York City and recently moved to Boulder, CO to start a new adventure with his wife and two daughters.