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Ben Cathers

Senior Strategic Solutions Consultant
As Senior Strategic Solutions Consultant, Ben partners with Hootsuite’s largest government clients to help address their unique digital transformation requirements. He works closely with customers and industry analysts to ensure our solutions meet and exceed government-specific compliance standards for enterprise social media management.
Ben has almost 20 years of experience in social media and strategic solution development. At just 12-years-old, he co-founded phatStart LLC, an online community that gained 300 million impressions per month and included clients such as Microsoft, Sega, and Disney. Before joining the Hootsuite team, Ben held strategic advisor roles at Appinions, Lightspeed Financial, and Social Chorus. He has a proven track record helping clients deliver on their social media initiatives, realize value from their enterprise solution deployments, and achieve tangible ROI.
Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Questrum School of Business at Boston University where he was awarded the inaugural Peter R Russo Award for Entrepreneurship. He frequently shares his expertise and insights at academic institutions and industry events such as SIFMA, LinkedIn Social Salesforce Event, Government Social Media Conference, DINFOS Social Media Summit, and NY State Social Media Summit.