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Ben Hoffman

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO, cityHUNT. Previously Actor/Teacher, NYU. NYU grad.

CEO, cityHUNT. Previously Actor/Teacher, NYU. NYU grad.

8 vouches

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CEO cityHUNT January 2001 - present
Actor/Teacher NYU December 1999 - January 2002


New York University 1996 - 2000

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Technology
  • • Growth hacking
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Edutainment

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Ben Hoffman is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at cityHUNT, since 2001 he has been harnessing the power of positive psychology, corporate team building and adventure to enhance team productivity, employee relations and workplace happiness.

cityHUNT has the privilege of working with many different types of organizations and most of the the Fortune 500 including Google, Whole Foods, and GE. Hoffman has a degree from New York University and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, INC magazine, and is known for his "work doesn't have to suck" quote on NPR.

Ben has been featured at different conferences across the country including the Gamification Summit, Ignite Your Life, and the Organization Development Conference.

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Ken Byers
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder | Brand Marketing, Confidant. and Partner, VP Marketing, AMPL Labs.
Ben is a visionary with an incredible energy for ideas. He's very opportunistic and chases his dreams and has had a lot of success in his ow ... n ventures. He's also a great coach, mentor and cheerleader with an immense interest in pushing those around him to go for it, whatever it is.
Mark Abrams
We worked together  •  Chief of Staff, PureWow. Previously AFM, Supply Chain Regional Finance, Unilever. Penn State grad.
Helpful, detail oriented, always available.
Oscar Jung
They're my friends  •  Started at AT Kearney and later served as Vice President for Groupon Southeast Asia and also co-founded and sold Boomerang to Groupon.
Someone that can help Ben to scale the business! Or someone with very good product management skills.
Tina Dixon-Smith Blakeman
We worked together  •  Home Lending Officer, Citimortgage Inc. Previously SVP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate.
Ben has ideas, and that translates to an unforgettable experience. The world would greatly benefit from having more people like Ben.
Ryan Correia, CPA
They're my friends  •  President, Managing Member, Foresight Business Solutions LLC. Previously CPA, Sage Financial Group.
Ben is a dynamic person. He cares about others and puts his heart into everything he does.
Jenesy Claire
We worked together  •  Executive Producer, Creative Good - Gel Conference and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Creative Good - customer experience consulting.
Ben is very organized, proactive and always upbeat.
Doss Church
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, Galaxy Digital. Previously CEO,
Ben is devoted to the study of personal & professional development in the contexts of team building and entrepreneurship. He is extremely kn ... owledgeable, is a good listener, a great communicator, and has excellent real-world experience as a successful entrepreneur to back up the advice he gives.
Michael Fiorentino
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Head of Digital, MindSpaceDesign. Previously Director of Marketing, Innovid.
I worked with Ben on a CityHunt project around 7 years ago. He was very helpful and had great ideas. I'm glad (and not surprised) to see tha ... t business is still going well.

Joshua Bernstein
They're my friends  •  Lawyer, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Previously Equity Trader, Chimera Capital. University of Michigan grad.
Joshua is a very smart guy and a I highly recommend him as an advisor for anyone looking to raise money or get a start up going.

Oscar Jung
Started at AT Kearney and later served as Vice President for Groupon Southeast Asia and also co-founded and sold Boomerang to Groupon.
Oscar has amazing energy and is has a gift for starting and selling great companies

Stella Grizont
Founder + CEO, WOOPAAH and Partner, Living Breathing. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Stella is an amazing human being with a deep understanding of how truly connect with people and change lives.

Todd Staples
They're my friends  •  Director of Analytics and Conversion, Stream Companies and Chief Marketing Officer, Strategic Marketing Pros.
Todd is an amazing person and has a real gift for page optimization

Antonio Williams
Senior Director Government and External Affairs, Comcast. Previously Director of Government Affairs - Internet Essentials, Comcast.
Antonio is a great advisor because he is really good and listening and finding ways to help people and situations in unexpected ways.

Greg Wood
We worked together  •  Director of BD & Marketing Operations, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Founder/COO, The CFO Alliance. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.
Greg is very analytical mind and has a unique way of looking at different issues and opportunities.

Marcus Lopez
We worked together  •  Director, Solution Architecture, Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc..
Marcus is has the rare gift of creative thinking and ninja like execution skills, plus he is amazingly fun to work with.

Christopher Plant
Chief Officer, Schmart Brothers LLC and Real Estate, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors.
Chris makes magic happen especially around real estate and projects that seem absolutely insane.

Derek Lundsten
We worked together  •  CEO, SCRIMMAGE and Advisory Board Member, Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN).
Derek has built a great company and is great at figuring out how to the make the most out of any business opportunity.

Fran Biderman-Gross
Founder & CEO, Advantages. Previously Global Communications Chair for the Emerging Space, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO).
She really listens and is full of fresh fun ways to approach business and strategy.

Kevin Shane
Director, Sharestates and Advisor of
Kevin is a great planner and visionary. I really enjoyed partnering with him on numerous gamification summits.

Sandra Scharf
We worked together  •  Global Head of Campus Strategy & Pipeline Development, BNY Mellon.
Sandra runs an amazing program and has tons of insight on recruitment and training.

Suzi Xayavong
We worked together  •  Process Excellence Analyst, American Express. Previously Client Services, American Express.
Suzi is fantastic to work with and is full of fresh creative ideas.

Alicia Agnew, PHR
We worked together  •  Sr. Associate - Talent, Employee Engagement and Operations, B Lab. Penn State grad.
Alicia is awesome to work with, she was amazingly helpful and fun to partner with through the entire cityHUNT process.

Michael Gale
We worked together  •  VP of Finance, KBioBox. Previously Senior Tax Manager, CSL Behring.
Mike is has an amazing mind that can untangle complicated models in creative and fun ways. Plus he is a great golfer and a great human bein ... g.