Ben Metcalfe
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Ben can track his involvement with the WordPress community way back before it was even WordPress. As a software engineer, Ben helped build the BBC News Website. He also rolled out the BBC's blogging platform (sadly not WordPress) and its developer platform.

Since moving State-side in 2006, Ben has worked as a technologist, strategist and entrepreneur - launching the MySpace Platform, founding various startups in the tech/media landscape and advising numerous startups in his portfolio - including Apture (acquired by Google) and NutShellMail (acquired by Constant Contact). After being asked to rearchitect the WordPress install for a highly successful, high-trafficed blog, Ben realized that there was a gap in the market for premium managed WordPress hosting - and the rest is history.

He has blogged since 2004 on all manner of technology topics at and tweets at is also a respected and well connected blogger, industry commentator and member of the Web2.0 community.