An entrepreneurial-minded leader and connector, Ben has spent the past 12+ years in business development and leadership roles in the dietary supplement and food ingredient industry. He holds his B.A. (Honors) from the University of New Brunswick and his M.P.A from the University of Saskatchewan. Ben’s partner Katie, their two daughters and three dogs make their home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ben began his professional career in business development with POS Bio-Sciences (a global leader in contract R&D services) where he developed a keen interest to understand processing, how to work with a range of business types (from entrepreneur to multi-national) and how to create new businesses. While at POS, Ben Co-Founded Algarithm, with Dr. Udaya Wanasundara building on his interest in lipids, childhood nutrition and sustainability. Together they grew the business from an idea into the 2nd largest vegan omega-3 lipid producer in the world, by making the best tasting omega3 oil in the world. They built the company to be a force for good in the world, using the profit earned to give back to various communities. In 2021 the business was acquired by Mara Renewables Corporation, creating a fully integrated ingredient organization. Today Ben continues to lead Algarithm in his current role as President.