Ben Lavely
Business Management Consultant

Ben has spent his career in New York working with creative leaders, building teams, and scaling small businesses. Most recently he worked as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of the outdoor retailer, Best Made Co. After leading the company through an acquisition in 2017, Ben and Jeanne joined forces to create CBI Advisors. Ben has diverse experience in operations, production, sales, negotiation, ecommerce, direct marketing and brand strategy, and HR. He most enjoys working with creative founders in the retail, media, design and hospitality markets. Ben has traveled extensively both personally and professionally and has produced photo shoots in many of the world’s wild places. In 2014, Outside Magazine named Ben one of “New York’s Kings of Adventure.”