Ben Steinberg, Founder, President, and CEO
Ben Steinberg currently serves as iPivoted’s founder, president, and CEO. While serving in the Mississippi Delta as the president of Southern Bancorp Capital Partners for five years, he saw firsthand how critical public education was for the long-term sustainability and growth of the local community. While in Arkansas, Ben conceived of the Arkadelphia Promise program, which ensured school financing for all students graduating from the public high school in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. For his work in the Delta, he received the 2007 Arkansas Non-Profit Executive of the Year award.
His determination to make post-secondary education accessible for all students led to the creation of iPivoted.
Prior to Arkansas, Ben spent ten years overseas where he headed microfinance programs for ACDI/VOCA in Central Asia and then FINCA in Armenia and later in Tanzania. During his two years of leadership, the Tanzania program increased from over 4,000 active microentrepreneurs to more than 27,000.
In 1989, Ben graduated with his bachelor’s degree, awarded with highest honors, from UC Davis, where he majored in international relations and economics[RP1] . He graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1992 with a master’s degree in public affairs and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
He currently serves on the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission, the ScholarMatch Board, and the West County Ed. Fund Board. Formerly, he served on the Community Development Advisory Committee at the St. Louis Federal Reserve and on the Delta Cultural Center Advisory Board, among others.