Ben Linder was born in Jerusalem and emigrated to the US as a child. He serves as the J Street NYC Development Chair, as well as serving on the Executive Committee of the Silicon Valley chapter. His Israeli roots inspire his passion for JStreet’s mission.

He spent over 3 decades in Silicon Valley in entrepreneurial innovation and leadership positions in software companies. His previous roles included Founder/CEO of Scalent Systems (acquired by Dell), SVP of Marketing for, and VP of Marketing for New Media at Oracle Corporation.

Ben is a board member of American Friends of Combatants for Peace and the Groupmuse Foundation.

Ben holds a BS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.