BEN STICKNEY
PARTNER // OPERATIONS LEAD

Ben is a Partner at Terrain and leads the Operations Advisory & Recruiting practices.

Leveraging nearly two decades of expertise, Ben has hired over 2,000 people in the operations space. He is an expert in helping companies scale for growth, operational turnaround, and leadership development. On the recruiting side, Ben helps build executive teams in domains where tech and business meet, including Consumer Internet, Commerce/Marketplaces, Internet of Things, and 3D Technology/Manufacturing. Ben’s core belief in creating lasting relationships with the executives he works with has cultivated his superior track record of building highly effective teams in companies ranging from seed stage to multi-billion in annual revenue.

Ben’s previous experience includes operational roles from Director to Senior Vice President at multiple companies during hyper growth periods, including Amazon and The Honest Company. He started his career as an Naval fighter pilot leading complex operations around the globe for more than a decade.

Ben earned a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has three children, resides in Southern California, and enjoys competitive sailing and Veteran outreach projects.