Ben founded URBANARA - a company offering customers direct access to high end home textiles from around the world - in 2010. URBANARA is headquartered in Berlin and Shanghai and operates a German and a UK web shop.

Before founding URBANARA, Ben worked for MyFab where he was responsible for their US operations as COO. He started his career in management consulting, working first for Bain & Co and later for Corporate Value Associates in Europe.