Vice President of Growth Strategy & Corporate Development
Ben Birnbaum joined MV in May 2016 and is responsible for partnerships, strategic planning, and corporate development activities. As MV continuously optimizes its services, Ben and his team help the organization to focus on and plan for evolving industry opportunities. Much of that work involves proactive engagement with possible partners to plan for collaboration.
Prior to MV, Ben was a Director of Strategy & Operations for McGraw Hill Education—where he helped to launch McGraw Hill’s digital product implementation team, Enterprise Software Services business unit, and structure a number of investments into new market segments as McGraw Hill faced new technologies driving rapid, widespread industry change. His fascination with the latter led him to MV.
He is excited about the potential for MV to leverage emerging technologies to make a positive impact for the cities that we serve. Ben holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. He’s an avid, yet clumsy skier, an adventurous traveler, and his favorite vegetable is bok choy.