Ben is an experienced engineering executive who has spent his career managing hardware and software development. Before joining Powerhouse Dynamics, Ben helped form several startup companies, including Virtual Broadband Technology, which provided Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions to the SMB market; and UtilityVu, which developed unique technology for unobtrusively measuring power for smart grid/home area network solutions. He was a co-founder of blade and virtualization pioneer Egenera, where he was responsible for Hardware Development and Architecture as well as Manufacturing. Prior to Egenera, he held senior development positions at Ascend Communications, Stratus Computer and Prime Computer. Ben graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science.