Questions and Answers with Benjamin Gordon, Managing Partner, Cambridg

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Questions and Answers with  Benjamin Gordon Managing  Partner Cambridge Capital in  Palm Beach    Benjamin Gordon ​ is the Managing Partner for ​Cambridge Capital ​ a leading investor advisor and partner for companies in the supply chain and technology sector in West Palm Beach ​. Prior to Cambridge Capital Benjamin founded ​3PLex ​ the Internet solution enabling third-party logistics companies to automate their business. Benjamin raised 28 million from blue-chip investors including ​Morgan Stanley ​ ​Goldman Sachs ​ BancBoston Ventures ​Con-Way ​ and Ionian. 3PLex has since been sold to ​Maersk ​. Prior to 3PLex Benjamin led strategy projects in transportation and technology at ​Mercer Management Consulting ​ where he developed one of the first e-commerce and logistics business models. Benjamin is a published author and recognized expert on transportation and logistics. He  has been published in ​Fortune ​ ​CNBC ​ ​Supply Chain Brain​ ​Supply Chain Management  Quarterly ​ ​Modern Distribution Management​ ​Logistics Quarterly​ ​Packaging World ​ and  elsewhere. He has also been interviewed featured or quoted throughout major media  including the ​Wall Street Journal​ ​Forbes ​ ​CNBC​ ​The New York Times​ ​Business Week​  ABC ​ ​Harvard Business Review ​ ​Fox Business ​ ​DC Velocity​ ​Lehrer News Hour ​ ​NewsMax ​  CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly ​ ​Journal of Commerce ​ ​Bloomberg​ ​Transport Topics ​ and

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Traffic World. Benjamin has been a featured speaker moderator and/or chairman at the  3PL Summit Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals CSCMP NASSTRAC  the Transportation Intermediaries Association TIA AMB the International Warehousing  and Logistics Association IWLA and other industry events. In addition Benjamin leads  the annual ​BGSA Supply Chain conference ​ the largest annual conference for CEOs from  all segments of the global supply chain.  Benjamin is an active civic leader who is committed to giving back to the community. As  founder and chairman of GesherCity he has boosted young adult volunteerism  expanding the organization from startup to over 100000 members in twenty locations.  Benjamin has also served as Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization YPO of  Palm Beach. Benjamin has served on the Boards of several non-profit groups including  the ​Joint Distribution Committee ​ JDC ​JCC Association ​ Palm Beach ​United Way ​ ​Palm  Beach Federation ​ Palm Beach ​YPO​ the ​Middle East Forum​ the ​University of Florida  Supply Chain Management Center ​ and various other community organizations. Benjamin  received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a  Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College.

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What do you love most about Your City  Palm Beach is a fantastic place to live work and raise a family. Like New York it’s an  island packed with smart people and terrific restaurants. But Palm Beach is unique in  several respects.  First it is the closest spot in the United States to the gulfstream which provides a  surprisingly temperate climate year-round. If you’re an athlete you can swim bike or run  every morning.  Second while it attracts outstanding people it lacks the density of a big city so it’s easy  to go quickly from one place to another. A traffic jam in Palm Beach typically means a few  minutes for the bridge to go down.

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Third it combines a small-town feel with global reach. Palm Beach has been the site for  two Winter White Houses serves as the home for dozens of billionaires and is building  world-class institutions including new schools like the ​Greene School ​. As a result we are  seeing an influx in young families moving here from the northeast.  Favorite breakfast meal restaurant  I’m a triathlete so normally breakfast is a fruit and vegetable shake in my kitchen. If I’m  going out for breakfast I might go down the street to Cucina which is a local favorite.  What are you doing at:  6:00 AM -At 6am I am either headed to the airport or getting ready to swim bike or run.  10:00 AM — If I’m in town I’ll be at my standing desk working.  12:00 PM — Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal  I’m a workaholic. I don’t usually leave my office for lunch. If I go anywhere it is likely to be  to a nearby restaurant in West Palm Beach like Avocado Grill.

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7:00 PM — My children are still young 12 and 10. So if I’m not traveling I’ll go home to  see my kids and have a family dinner. After I put them to bed I’ll go back to my laptop to  work.  11:00 PM — Finishing work  What drink do you need to get through the day and at  the end and how many  I’m not a weekday drinker Lots of water and fruit/vegetable shakes.  Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account  Flight apps like JetBlue  What should everyone try at least once  Swimming in the ocean.  Where do you enjoy getting lost

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Who enjoys getting lost    Originally published at ​https://www.thenativesociety.com ​. For the  entire interview of Benjamin Gordon and related context visit  https://thenativeinfluence.com/contributor/benjamingordon/view/ ​.

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