Posts by Ben Walter
Ben Walter is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hiscox USA, the US arm of the global specialty insurer. Ben joined the company in early 2011 as COO and served in that post prior to taking his current position in April 2012. Prior to joining Hiscox, Ben was a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he focused on global strategic and operations issues. He joined BlackRock via its acquisition of Barclays Global Investors, where he held a similar position. Ben’s previous experience spans a wide range of industries and functions. He ran the credit and loyalty business for Gap Inc.’s Banana Republic brand, worked with leading financial services and fintech companies as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and served in a number of strategy and marketing roles at Continental Airlines. Ben has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. Ben is a member of the New York City chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and he serves on the boards of the Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Parris Foundation.


How to Succeed in a New Industry

By | Posted Oct 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you making a difficult transition in your career? When it comes to working across various industries, employees can find the move to be intimidating. Employers are looking for multi-faceted workers to diversify their talent base, and if you handle the transition well you can become a useful and powerful asset. Ben Walter offers tips on how to succeed in any industry and make that career transition as smooth as possible.