“Your time is precious. You’ll never get it back.” Ben Martinez, founder of a recruiting firm and online coffee business, shares his story about leaving corporate life and starting the businesses, how he manages his time, and what he wishes people knew about the reality of being an entrepreneur.
Ben Martinez, Founder, Principle Consultant
Ben Martinez – family guy, coffee critic, planker, and HR & Recruiting journeyman. He has successfully worked in HR leadership roles around the US and Mexico for Fortune 500 companies (Pepsi, Honeywell, and Energizer). Most recently he was the VP of People & Culture for HireVue, where he hired 400+ people in almost five years using video, social media, and created the employment brand, VueNation in partnership with HireVue.
Ben now runs his own consulting company, Ramp Talent, where they ramp recruiting and HR for startups. From recruiting ready-to-go talent to implementing ongoing best practices to preventing legal headaches, we build the first HR and recruiting systems for fast-growing startups.
PS – coffee is for closers – Ben founded an e-commerce subscription coffee company focused on re-imagining coffee in the workplace and home – Sumato Coffee Co. The roast and ship your beans within 48 hours of your order.
Ben lives in the SLC, Utah area.
Ben’s special offer: order three bags of coffee from Sumato for the price of two if you use the discount code: coffeeisgood
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Theme music: Just a Little by Shadow of Whales.
Big thanks for letting me use the song.