David Benzaquen is the Founder of PlantBased Solutions and a co-author of Journeys To Success: Napoleon Hill Inspired Stories Millennials edition.
Brad Szollose, Millennial Expert and author of Liquid Leadership, and I interviewed him for Journey To Success Radio.
David Benzaquen has dedicated his life to achieving social change through the most effective means possible.
He is the Founder and CEO of PlantBased Solutions, an award-winning, mission-driven, strategic brand management and marketing agency for plant-based consumer products businesses.
PlantBased Solutions helps companies launch and grow their businesses through marketing, branding, fundraising and more.
David is a sought after natural products industry expert and has spoken about the growing plant-based economy at academic and industry conferences throughout the world.
He serves as a mentor and advisor to multiple food incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms, and is a contributing writer with several prominent natural industry trade publications.
Prior to launching PlantBased Solutions, David managed fundraising and advocacy efforts for various progressive electoral campaigns and nonprofit organizations in the animal protection, public health and environmental arenas.
While still in high school, he held his first job for New York State Senator Liz Krueger, rising from office intern to serve as the Senator’s Campaign Manager, all by the age of 18.
David spent the next 5 years running multiple successful campaigns for state senators and assembly members, city council members and judicial candidates. Having developed a deep passion for issue advocacy work, David pursued his second career in fundraising and advocacy for groups including Men Can Stop Rape, Farm Sanctuary and NARAL Pro-Choice New York.
During this time, he dramatically expanded operating budgets, influenced national foodservice chains to change their corporate policies, lobbied for and passed legislation in multiple states and led a statewide ballot initiative to transform the way animals are raised for food.
David’s experience in the public and nonprofit sectors showed him that social change must be achieved not just through education and advocacy to illuminate the negative impacts of consumer decisions, but also by making positive solutions more attractive and convenient.
By promoting the inspiring stories and myriad benefits of exceptional plant-based products, David and his team at PlantBased Solutions are changing the world one bite at a time.
David received his
master’s degree in management from The New School and his bachelor’s degree in
political science from American University.