Ben Gordon has dedicated his career to building successful and thriving supply chain companies. Ben has advised on over $1 billion worth of supply chain transactions. Ben has also invested in several outstanding companies in this field. As a result, Ben’s market expertise and industry leadership have led his clients to unprecedented growth and value.
Career history in logistics and supply chain
In 2010, Ben Gordon founded Cambridge Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology sector. Cambridge helps portfolio companies in three key ways. First, Cambridge brings expertise in strategy, acquisitions, and technology. Second, Cambridge connects its portfolio companies to leaders in the supply chain sector. Third, Cambridge draws on decades of operational experience. Cambridge’s partners also draw on experience building companies like GENCO, FedEx Supply Chain, UPS, and Kuehne & Nagel LeadLogistics.
Ben also founded BG Strategic Advisors (BSGA), an investment banking firm for the supply chain sector, Gordon consults a select group of CEOs in the transportation, warehousing, and logistics industries. 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 BGSA, Ben Gordon created 3PLex. 3PLex was a SaaS-based transportation management system for third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Ben raised $28 million from blue-chip investors including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. 3PLex earned features in outlets such as the New York Times and Business Week. The company has since been acquired by Maersk.
In the beginning, Ben’s career began at his family’s transportation business Automotive Management Inc. (AMI; now Penske). Ben also played a venture capitalist role with the BRM Group, where he assessed B2B e-commerce companies. He advised transportation, technology and logistics clients at Mercer Management Consulting, where he developed one of the first e-marketplace strategies for a logistics company.
Ben Gordon 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 grew to over 100,000 members in 20 locations across the country.
A leading expert on logistics and supply chain technology, Ben has been published in many places including Fortune, CNBC, SupplyChainBrain, and Data Driven Investor. For the latest insights on trends and forecasts in the supply chain industry, visit Ben’s blog, the Links in the Supply Chain site, and Cambridge Capital’s Medium Supply Chain site.