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An operations and finance expert, Eric has worked at and with a variety of e-commerce brands, including the Dollar Shave Club, where he helped take the company from a startup to a $1 billion acquisition by Unilever. He's passionate about helping brands improve gross margin and expand LTV through various cost-cutting improvements. His operations experience mixed with his financial experience during his time in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, has provided him a unique combination of skill sets.
WHAT I DO: I help software companies achieve financial improvement and transparency by partnering with stakeholders to link operations and finance. WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with internal departments, divisions, customers, and vendors. WHY IT WORKS: Moving beyond the numbers, developing relationships with operations is the key to driving corporate performance and understanding the economics of the business. WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: From debits and credits to financial forecasting to M&A, my experience has not just been silo’ed in the accounting or finance track, but both sides of the desk. My operations background at several airlines has improved my ability to translate operational performance into improved financial understanding and foresight. My stint as a mainframe programmer has allowed me to create robust financial infrastructures by leveraging new processes and implementing new technology (implemented new accounting, travel and expense, tax, and corporate performance management systems).
Ben Jabbawy founded Privy, one of the top apps in the Shopify app store. Today Privy is used by over 250,000 ecommerce stores around the world. He started Privy after helping his parents market their small businesses, raised $10M in funding, scaled the company to 100 employees, before Privy was acquired by Attentive in 2021.