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Ben Chestnut is co-founder and CEO of Mailchimp, the leading marketing platform for small businesses. Headquartered in Ben’s hometown of Atlanta since 2001, Mailchimp is privately held and profitable, with over 1,000 employees and millions of global users. In 2017, Mailchimp was named Company of the Year by Inc. Magazine and recognized as one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. Ben is a dedicated leader whose mantra for employees is “listen hard, change fast.” He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Georgia Tech and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2016.
Experienced product management executive focused on leading great teams that deliver market changing products that customers love.
Started at Salesforce when we were both young. I grew my role and my influence over a decade to become a pivotal part of our product strategy team.
I’m the product person the sales team wants talking to customers and prospects and I love doing it. I’m energized by seeing what customers can do with the technology we build. As a product leader, I influenced over 30m in Salesforce revenue last year.
I’m a nerd for great product design. My product career has revolved around making hard concepts easy and intuitive for users.
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