Co-Founder & COO of Vivvi
Ben Newton is the co-founder and COO of Vivvi, a provider of child care and early education for children of all ages. With programs across the country including on-campus, in-home, in-office and virtual tutoring, Vivvi partners with employers of all sizes to make child care more accessible and affordable—providing parents with peace of mind while allowing employers the most powerful tool for recruiting, retention and productivity. Ben is a seasoned educational professional who has over 10 years of experience in corporate strategy and developmental operations. He is passionate about creating new solutions for the future of school access. Over the years, Ben has analyzed and revised school regulatory operations, and directed business development within the education system. Prior to Vivvi, Ben held positions as the General Manager of Partnerships for Wonderschool, a marketplace of boutique early learning programs, the Director of Business Development for MetSchools, a diverse portfolio of privately held schools in New York City and was a founding team member of Avenues: The World School where he worked in various directorial roles, servicing New York, Beijing, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, London, and Miami markets. Ben was also a Teach for America corps member in New Orleans in 2007. Ben holds a Master of Science in Comparative and International Education from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in NYC.