Ben Trowbridge is founder, Chairman and CEO of Alsbridge, an award-winning sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm changing the way companies buy and manage hardware, software, IT infrastructure services, application services, business processes and cloud computing. As CEO of Alsbridge, one of the Inc 500's fastest growing companies in America in 2010, Ben has revolutionized the way companies source technology and business processes.
Ben is renowned for his forward thinking and collaborative approaches to deal structuring and sourcing techniques that have redefined the solution development, contract negotiation and implementation process. As the technology landscape continues to evolve with the advent of cloud computing, Ben's vision and innovation have propelled Alsbridge to the forefront of the cloud sourcing advisory market. Alsbridge's cloud sourcing and benchmarking services are positioned to enable today's IT and business executives to make informed and actionable decisions to leverage cloud computing.
As a thought leader in the evolution of outsourcing, Ben is a frequent speaker at industry events focused on sourcing strategies and trends, and is a regular spokesperson in the media. Recently, Ben has been quoted in key business publications such as: The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, Information Week FAO Today, Outsource Magazine, Business Week, IT Business Edge, Computer Weekly, CFO.com, Business Standard, HRO Today, CIOZone, Processor and InfoWorld.
Ben has led and supervised sourcing transactions ranging from $150M to $2.2B for information technology and business processes across multiple industries. Over the last 20 years, Ben has been on the leading edge of technology innovation from an early career as a Vice President with EDS to becoming Managing Partner of E&Y's Global Outsourcing Business and the CEO of United Messaging. In 2007, Ben was named FAO Superstar by FAO Today magazine. In 2010, he was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Prior to his civilian career, Ben Trowbridge served in the U.S. Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain, serving as Company Commander on four separate occasions, and leading one of the Marine Corp's first Special Operations Capable Raid Companies.
"Alsbridge brings experience and independent challenge to the strategic decision and business case development process that is invaluable to any senior leadership team." –GUY COWAN, FORMER CFO, SHELL OIL