Ben Gordon has dedicated his career to building successful and thriving supply chain companies. Having advised for over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions, Ben’s market expertise and industry leadership have led his clients to unprecedented growth and value.
As founder and Managing Director of BG Strategic Advisors (BSGA), an investment banking firm for the supply chain sector, Gordon consults a growing number of CEOs in the transportation, warehousing, and logistics industries. He also serves as the Managing Partner at Cambridge Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm in the applied supply chain sector and the investment partner of BG Strategic Advisors.
Companies such as DHL, UPS, Agility Logistics, Kuehne & Nagel, NFI Logistics, Nations Express, Raytrans, Dixie, GENCO, Wilpack and Echo Global have trusted Ben to help them find the most effective and valuable acquisitions.
Before founding BSGA, Ben created 3PLex, an online tool enabling business automation for third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Through blue-chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, Ben raised $28 million and grew a company large enough to be featured in outlets such as the New York Times and Business Week. The company has since been acquired by Maersk.
Ben’s career began at his family’s transportation business Automotive Management Inc. (AMI), where he grew the company’s logistics operations, followed by a venture capitalist role with the BRM Group, where he assessed B2B e-commerce companies. He then took up leading strategy and advising transportation, technology and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting, where he developed one of the first e-marketplace strategies for a logistics company. Ben received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
In addition to serving on non-profit boards such as the Palm Beach United Way, the Palm Beach Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Palm Beach Federation, the JCCA, the JDC and the Middle East Forum, Ben founded GesherCity, a Jewish community and philanthropy group for young adults. What began as a small organization in Boston has since grown to over 100,000 members in 20 locations across the country. Ben recently co-wrote a feature article for Fortune discussing how corporate giants are holding off disrupters. For the latest insights on trends and forecasts in the supply chain industry, visit Ben’s blog: Links in the Supply Chain.