Ben Van de Bunt
Ben joined Guthy-Renker in 1993 and served as its President and then CEO from 2000 through 2013. While Ben is no longer working for G|R, he remains a principal and a member of its Board of Directors.
G|R and Ben created Own Your Own Direct (which launched in February 2014) to open up direct response opportunities to large CPGs (Kimberly Clark, Reckitt Benckiser, etc) and start-up companies seeking to access G|R’s world class direct response and continuity distribution systems. In addition to G|R, Ben is a principal of Cypress Creek Solar, Paramount Equity, Rosewood Homes and FHR, and serves on the Board of Directors/Advisors for Solar City, Houlihan Lokey, along with several non-profit and mission based organizations. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from UCLA. He is married, with two daughters, and lives in Santa Monica, California.
Ben is a shareholder in the company and serves on the Board of Directors.