Ben Pedersen is the co-founder of Kaskadian, an agency focused on offering branding, marketing and sales support for startups and new businesses.
Prior to co-creating Kaskadian, Ben founded and served as President/CEO for Technoloft (now Shopbox Retail), a technology company that takes the IT infrastructure of a retail store, shrink it, make it rugged, make it portable and integrate all the parts. Prior to that, Ben spent many years in the high tech industry selling hardware and software solutions primarily in the Portland/Vancouver area. His tagline is “Bringing technical solutions to business problems." He is equally comfortable explaining technology to the "C" level and business feasibility to technology departments having spent considerable time on both sides of the table.
Tech companies Ben worked for included Macforce, Step Technology, Gobosh/ThurberWorks, MicroAge and CSNW (The Mac Store). Clients include Nike, adidas group, Reebok, Hewlett-Packard, Columbia Sportswear, Mentor Graphics, Precision Castparts, Freightliner and Kaiser Permanente. In addition, he has been a founder of multiple startups over the years, several of which are still thriving.
In his spare time Ben loves spending time with his family, hiking/walking every day, and creating with natural products like wood, metal and leather.