BEN REWIS — digital business coach
What I Do
I guide companies of all shapes and sizes on their digital transformations, helping them leverage data, cut costs, and ultimately make a lot more money through the creation of significant technology-enabled businesses. I am focused on speed. When things are not coming together fast enough, I help teams make new digital services work seamlessly.
In addition to digital business coaching, I serve as virtual CTO/CPO, advisor to CTO/CPO, or CTO/CPO advisor to CEO. My standard service offerings include digital transformation readiness, and digital scaling assessment.
How I Do It
Understand the Situation
Conduct interviews to understand product, category, and company strategy. Talk about what is needed for business success. Develop straw dog documents for management discussion.
Service Model Workshop
Facilitate Service Model Workshop to develop our initial service model quickly. Partner with your team by helping you to define your target (or B) state. Together we define path from B to A including scope and approaches for consideration.
Customer / Platform Alignment
Together we define new service attributes for customers and partners, including point of view integration for your new digital service across your company.
Business Model / Strategy Rationalization
We figure out what we change or create for success of the new digital service. This includes investment or funding decisions, as well as what is required for go-to-market support.
Organization / Product Roadmap Alignment
This is execution to completion. We make decisions beyond MVP and release train, we look at org charts, product plans, and target strategy in partnership so there is a clear path to reality.
Who I Do It For
Providing advisory services for digital organization and transformation of Driscoll’s cutting-edge research and development.
Drop In Coalition
Field Trip Services
Empowering and educating children from underrepresented communities providing unique experiences of both surfing and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) through one-day field trips.
AgTech AI & Robotics
Provided advisory services to the CEO, including organizational growth consulting, business, and product strategy.
SVP of Internet eCommerce Services and senior business leader, Inovant pre-IPO, generated new product revenues and significant cost savings by increasing availability of biggest payment system in the world.
Provided advisory services, including business and product strategy with focus on execution and delivery.
Executive director next generation payments, and business/technical leader. Created ChaseNet using copy of VisaNet as well as Paymentech Acquiring and Chase Issuing systems.
Save The Waves Coalition
Provided business and advisory services to the executive director, as well as board support, organizational consulting, and pro bono public speaking.
First Data (now Fiserv)
Created team, business unit, and first Token Service Provider for Issuer Processor. Led ApplePay digital wallet and MasterCard payment processing with all crypto, encryption, and digital business for a global processing solution.
VP Internet Services Team, leader of enterprise-wide customer-centric new business application development team of 500 developers.
“The best coaches help you realize your potential and then some. Ben is our digital transformation coach. His advice and mentorship has been priceless to me as I guide our global plant breeding and research organization through digital transformation. Ben cut through the messiness and equipped me with ideas and tools to develop clear strategic direction, organizational maturity, and most importantly the confidence to get the difficult job done. Not only is Ben exceptional at his craft but he is fun to work with and his passion for digital and community is inspiring.” — Matthew Hoffman, Driscoll’s R&D
“Ben’s devotion to Tushar’s legacy is evident in his thought leadership, enthusiasm, responsiveness, and positivity. He quickly turned a tragedy into forward-thinking plans and action. He is a thinker and a doer: a rare combination. Ben immediately secured and maintains a key real estate asset essential to Drop In Coalition’s mission. He created our initial proof of concept with milestones and collaborated with educational experts. Ben is the reason why we are moving forward with focus, empowering and advocating for marginalized people in Tushar’s name.” — The Atre Family, Drop In Coalition
“Ben Rewis has been instrumental in helping launch Verdant. From negotiations with strategic partners to fundraising, long-term planning, and even executive coaching, Ben’s input and guidance has been deeply valuable.” — Gabe Sibley, Verdant CEO
“Ben has remarkable clarity of thought around vision, strategy, and planning of new product development. His enthusiastic collaboration with our team helped us to discover what mattered most in our quest to build the best product platform for our customers. His constant focus on tangible outcomes ensured that our most precocious resources are trained on the highest value objectives.” — Rob Schoening, Soluble CTO
“Ben is an amazing strategist, thinker, and doer in an array of fields, and I feel lucky to call him a friend and mentor. I had the pleasure of working with him in the development of the Save The Waves mobile app, which crowdsourced environmental data on coastlines by empowering and incentivizing surfers around the world. Ben’s enthusiasm, partnership, and strategic thought helped move the beta products into a tool used by thousands. I couldn’t recommend a better collaborator on future endeavors.” — Nik Strong-Cvetich, Save The Waves Executive Director