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Benjamin Wechsler

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Director of Community Development, Tedx Naperville. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

Director of Community Development, Tedx Naperville. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.

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Benjamin Wechsler & Associates


Act3 Network
Chicago Ninja Academy


Director of Community Development TEDxNaperville June 2016 - present
Director of Community Development Tedx Naperville June 2016 - present
Leadership Development & Strategy Consultant Benjamin Wechsler Company January 2012 - present
Creative Apple Inc. 2008 - present
Minister of Music All Saints Episcopal Church, Western Springs, IL July 2014 - September 2015
Choirmaster and Organist All Saints Episcopal Church, Western Springs, IL 2008 - 2013
Innovation Strategist, President & Founder Benjamin Wechsler & Associates 2006 - 2011
Project Manager of Knowledge Management Chicago Mercantile Exchange (now CME Group) April 2002 - January 2006
Corporate Cybrarian One Community, Inc. (formerly Executive Focus Group) 1997 - 2002
Education Sales Consultant Education Access (formerly Advanced Systems and Peripherals) 1992 - 1997


Southern Illinois University Opera and Musical Theater Accompanying August 1984 - August 1986
Indiana University Bloomington Music Education 1979 - 1981
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Music Education August 1975 - May 1979
Mt. Vernon Township High School

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Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content

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Jack Vinson
They're my friends  •  Senior Consultant, Pinnacle Strategies. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Ben has high personal integrity and always brings great enthusiasm to any venture in which he participates.
John Armstrong
We worked together  •  Reformed Church in America Minister of Word & Sacrament, Pastor, President of ACT3 Network and mentor to leaders.
He is a great listener, cares deeply and can be trusted completely. He always seeks to learn and then advise. I respect him and his skills i ... mmensely.
Judy Goodman CPC, CSRC, CRC
They're my friends  •  Owner, Judy Goodman, CPC, CSRC, CRC.
Ben is enthusiastic, energetic, and thorough in representing the individual he is working with. He is well-versed, well skilled, and more t ... han capable to work at many different levels, sometimes, simultaneously. He is a great thinker!

Nate Aye
They're my friends  •  I'm a veteran, family man, entrepreneur, and public speaker. I am currently the owner of Chicago Ninja Academy.
Nate is driven to achieve his goals. I have worked with Nate over the past 6 years and have grown to trust him as a friend and resourceful p ... artner in our combined fascination with entrepreneurism. I witnessed Nate take his innovative approach to strength training and create a unique gym, which now trains an elite group of men and women for competing on the televsion series American Ninja Warrior. Every week he trains hundred of children. Nate's clients know him to be able to take any complex activity and break it down into its basic components. I continue to stand by Nate as he pursues his entrepreneurial skills to higher and higher levels.

Otávio Dalarossa
Co-Founder & CEO, Nvestly. Previously Wilshire Private Markets - Senior Analyst, Wilshire Associates.
Highly resourceful, persistent, and driven

Bijoy Goswami
Cofounder & Evangelist, ATX Equation and The Bootstrap, Aviri Consulting.
Probably one of the most brilliant thinkers in the entrepreneurial field I have had the pleasure to know.