Ben Forstag is the former managing director of Mac’s List. Ben managed business strategy and day-to-day operations during his time with the company.Over his tenure, Ben grew Mac’s List from a small e-commerce operation to a diversified media and talent acquisition business. This included shepherding through a new business plan, overhauling the website and job board software, developing a new proactive sales program, systematizing marketing efforts, building community partnerships, and recruiting and onboarding new staff.Ben also helped develop and launch brand-defining projects for Mac's List, including two job search books, four online courses, a resource library for job seekers and employers, and a nationally recognized job search podcast.Today, Ben helps organizations realize their vision and achieve full impact with sound business and marketing operations. Through responsible management, pragmatic problem-solving, and metrics-driven marketing, the organizations that he’s led have been smart, ethical, and profitable.Ben’s background includes diverse experience in organizational management, business development, communications and marketing, fundraising, information technology, program management, event coordination, podcasting, publishing, and recruiting systems.Between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m., Ben is an aspiring woodworker and a mostly-successful gardener. He and his wife have three young children, a bilingual cat, and a half-rabid Golden Retriever. And, even after 40 futile years, Ben is still an avid fan of the Cleveland Guardians.