Benjamin was a mild-mannered lawyer who woke up one day and, together with some partners, decided, Hey, let’s change the future of work.
So, along with his friends, Stuart and Karina, and Co:, Cool Hunting, Behance, Magic + Might and Breakfast, he created Grind, a platform for working in a whole new way, outside the system. Built for free-range humans who carry their offices in their backpacks, Grind is the antidote to everything you knew about work. It’s dedicated to taking all of the frustrations of the old work experience and pulverizing them to a dust so fine it actually oils the wheels of the machine (sorry, old work experience, but you had it coming).
Grind #1 is located at 29th and Park Avenue South in Manhattan. Grind #2 is located at 39th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Grind #3 is located in the center of downtown Chicago (2 N. LaSalle Street). Grind #4 (Manhattan’s Financial District) and #5 (Manhattan’s Herald Square) are opening in March 2016. All have 100+ workspaces — from desks you can crank at to couches you can lounge on to conference rooms you can kibitz in—and a lot of really big windows (light is good).
Throughout his career, Benjamin has founded, funded, operated and advised successful start-ups. He has long experience in real estate and corporate law, has represented financial institutions and prominent businesspeople, owned his own consulting firm, and has always been at the epicenter of where business and imagination meet.