Hey, it’s me Benson Garner here. You should know that I am first and foremost a husband, father, son, brother, friend, and a believer. Second to that, I’m a creative business designer, strategist, innovator, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner native to Mesa, AZ, USA. I am the owner and founder of The Strategic Co., a boutique business design firm, focusing on strategy and innovation. I am also a mentor and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs and executives.
I’m passionate about helping people grow their businesses at exponential rates. I’m an experienced international leader and manager with a background in consulting, corporate training, sales and marketing, content and curriculum development, startups, and community. My primary areas of focus include strategy, innovation, business model and value proposition design, customer development, entrepreneurship and startups, and corporate intrapreneurship. I’m dedicated to providing the best quality of service and have a strong history of generating high client satisfaction.
"In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists."
Here’s just a few things I do regularly:
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Creating new products and launching new businesses is hard work! It requires countless hours of
painful effort and the precise deployment of scarce resources. It’s no wonder the failure rate is
so high. Let me guide you and your team to breakthrough innovations!
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"There’s only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
I believe my work speaks for itself. Take a look at some of my noteworthy projects over the past years.
(Current and more recent work omitted due to client privacy and non-disclosure).
AAPEX Conference – Las Vegas, NV – Nov 2015
ABQid Speaker Series – Albuquerque, NM Jun 2015 | Albuquerque, NM & Los Alamos, NM – Feb 2016
APIC Conference – Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 2014 | Scottsdale, AZ – Mar 2015 | Scottsdale, AZ – Sep 2015
KEEN Winter Conference – Scottsdale, AZ – Jan 2015
Valor Economico Social Innovation, Corporate Efficiency and Productivity Forum – Porto Alegre, Brazil & Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Nov 2014
HARDI Executive Leadership Conference – Nashville, TN, USA – April 2014
Faculty Associate at ASU School of Sustainability – Tempe, AZ, USA – January 2013 – April 2016
Business Model and Value Proposition Training and Workshop at Medtronic – Tempe, AZ – Nov 2015 – Feb 2016
Business Model Workshop at Women Presidents Organization – New York, NY – Jan 2016
Business Model, Value Proposition, and Lean Startup Training at INBIA – Orlando, FL – Sep 2015 | Bordentown, NJ – Dec 2015
Business Model and Value Proposition Training at ACT – Iowa City, IA, USA – May 2014
Business Model and Value Proposition Training at MasterCard – Purchase, NY, USA – Jul 2013 – Feb 2014
Business Model Workshop at Johnson & Johnson Digital Health Masterclass – Berlin, Germany & Barcelona, Spain – Sep 2013 – Oct 2013
Instructor at ASU Rapid Startup School – Scottsdale, AZ, USA – Oct 2012 – May 2013
Content Development at Strategyzer – Toronto, Canada & Switzerland – Mar 2013 – Jan 2016
Long Range Strategic Planning at Strategic Market Alliance – Charlotte, NC – Sep 2015 | Las Vegas, NV – Oct 2015
New Business Development at Intel Corporation, APAC R&D – Shanghai, China – May 2015 – Dec 2015
Product Portfolio Strategy at ACT – Iowa City, IA, USA – Aug 2014 | Iowa City, IA, USA Oct 2014
New Business Development at Intel Corporation, New Business Initiatives – Portland, OR, USA – Dec 2013 – June 2014 | Chandler, AZ, USA – Sep 2014
Business Model Strategy at Intel Corporation, Internet of Things Strategy Office – Chandler, AZ, USA & Santa Clara, CA, USA – Jan 2013 – Feb 2013
New Business Development at Intel Corporation, Retail Solutions Division – Chandler, AZ, USA – Mar 2013 – May 2013 | Atlanta, GA, USA – Feb 2014
Advisor to Huffman Co. and Client Companies – Los Angeles, CA – Jan 2015 – Jun 2016
Workshop and Mentoring at NJIT Enterprise Development Center – Newark, NJ – Dec 2015
Mentor to Startup Entrepreneurs at ABQid and SFid Accelerators – Albuquerque, NM Jun 2015 | Albuquerque, NM & Santa Fe, NM – Feb 2016
Workshop and Mentoring at Starter Studio Accelerator – Orlando, FL – Aug 2015
Program and Venture Management at ASU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group – Scottsdale, AZ, USA – Apr 2012 – Sep 2013
“Benson recently facilitated a workshop for us on the concepts of Business Model and Value Proposition Design. Benson was a pleasure to have at our company and his knowledge of the material was excellent. He was able to adapt his content to suit our needs, interacted well with the group, and was very patient with the group dynamics during the learning sessions. Benson also delivered a 1 hour seminar to the general campus, which was very well received. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
“Benson is a leading practitioner of business model design and innovation. Besides his excellent skills, he’s simply a great guy to have on your team.”
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
I'M HERE TO HELP YOU
Whatever your problem is, big or small, your business challenges are important to me. Whether you’re looking to optimize your profitability or design new growth engines, it’s my personal commitment to assist you in whatever way that I can. I’ve helped executives, managers, innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world in companies big and small. I WANT TO HELP YOU TOO! So please, don’t hesitate to ask me ANYTHING.
I provide advice for FREE! All you have to do is fill out the form on the right and connect with me on social media. You can also schedule a FREE CALL with me. We can meet over the phone, Skype, G+ Hangout, or whatever else suits you. Just click the button below.