Ben is Director of Corporate Strategy for Walmart Stores Inc. with responsibility for growth investments in the company’s current and future Health and Wellness businesses. Prior to his current role he was a co-founder of the Walmart Care Clinic business launched in April 2014. In that role he served as general manager with P&L responsibility and oversight of the operations, marketing, finance, and strategy functions.
Prior to joining Walmart Ben was the Executive Director of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation’s healthcare practice where he conducted industry research and advised public and private sector leaders on healthcare innovation trends and opportunities.
Prior to his work at the Institute, Ben worked at Covidien, a global medical technology company, where he reported to the medical devices segment president and was responsible for a portfolio of initiatives focused on organic growth and innovation through technology development / acquisition and internal capability development. He began his career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting practice in Boston, MA, where he advised corporate and private equity clients on buy-side M&A transactions including valuation, due diligence, and merger integration services.
Ben earned a BS in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was recently recognized by LinkedIn as one of the ten most promising ‘Next Wave’ of leaders in healthcare.