Ben Linder was born in Jerusalem and emigrated to the US as a child in 1976. He is a passionate advocate for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During his time in Silicon Valley, Ben served as a leader in J Street’s local chapter, and as a liaison to Rep. Anna Eshoo. He actively participates in lobbying efforts with Congress and accompanies Congressional Delegations to Israel/Palestine with J Street.
After moving to New York City in 2019, Ben serves as the J Street New York Development Chairperson. He became involved with Combatants for Peace while organizing joint events with J Street.
Ben Linder is currently the CEO of LunchBots, a sustainability focused brand of children’s lunch products founded by his wife Jacqueline, He spent over 3 decades in Silicon Valley in entrepreneurial innovation and leadership positions. His previous roles included CEO of Scalent Systems (acquired by Dell), VP of Marketing for Phone.com, and VP of Marketing for New Media at Oracle Corporation.
Ben holds a BS in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.