Speakers

Ben Hernandez
Co-founder and CEO, NuMat Technologies

Ben is the co-founder and CEO of NuMat Technologies – an award-winning advanced technology Company innovating at the intersection of high performance computing, chemistry and engineered system design. NuMat partners with leading companies in the semiconductor, life-sciences and energy sectors to design material-enabled products and processes that meet the most demanding customer requirements. NuMat provides a total solutions platform for commercialization, pairing world-class material discovery software, scale-up, application design, quality and end-product manufacturing expertise.

Prior to founding NuMat, Ben worked at a global private equity firm with over $30 B in invested capital as a member of their portfolio management team. In this capacity, he led board-level strategy, operations, and human capital initiatives at portfolio companies to drive enterprise growth, with a focus in material-enabled businesses. Before this, he was a management consultant at a leading firm focused on addressing strategic issues for Fortune 50 industrial technology companies.

Ben attended Northwestern University, having received an undergraduate degree from the McCormick School of Engineering (B.S.) and graduate degrees from the Northwestern School of Law (J.D.) and the Kellogg School of Management (M.B.A.).