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JIM BENTON, CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
Jim Benton has built his career around generating revenue by translating customer needs into innovative new products.
As its Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Jim focuses on growing ClearSlide by building high-impact partnerships and driving strategic innovation for the company. He is passionate about converting creative ideas into marketable solutions for his customers, as well as how data and analytics will change the way sales teams and businesses operate and make more informed decisions.
Prior to ClearSlide, Jim served as the Vice President of Sales at a leading ad marketplace where he helped grow revenue from $1 million to $30 million and increased distribution from 2,400 Websites to more than 70,000. Jim began his career at AT&T before joining Evite, the leading event invitation service, as an early employee in 1999. Following the acquisition of Evite by Ticketmaster,Jim joined Ticketmaster and was responsible for partnering with American Express to integrate Amex Rewards as a currency for ticket purchases. For his innovative product concepts, Jim has been recognized by such leading publications as the Wall Street Journal. Jim is a graduate of Santa Clara University and is from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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