Biography of Steven Smolinsky, Director
Steven Smolinsky is President and Co-Founder of Benari LTD, a consultancy to CEOs, Presidents, and business owners and their leadership teams. Expertise revolves around creating fully accountable organizations positioned for exceptional execution, general business advisory services, and advising family businesses. He also is Strategic Advisor to Geneva Global which provides custom services to individuals, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and corporations worldwide, helping them to reach their philanthropic goals and achieve greater social impact.
Smolinsky has appointments as Project Faculty and Region Manager Africa, Latin America, and UAE for Wharton Global Consulting Practicum, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Consulting Professor National University of Singapore; and Resource Person United Nations.
He has worked around with the world for organizations ranging from early stage to multinational companies, governments, and NGOs. He is on the board of Anthurium Solutions, Aviana, and Personally Cool as well as serving on the Grant Committee of the Camphill Foundation.
He wrote the book Conversation on Networking and has a second book Pay Attention • Add Value • Have Fun in final editing. He writes two popular blogs: Benari Blog and Steve Smolinsky and ghost writes a third for a client CEO. Initial filming has just been completed for his video channel launching in January.
Previously he co-founded Conversation on Networking, co-founded and was CEO of Workers Transition Network which he sold to LewisCo Group where he remained as Vice President/Executive Committee, was Managing Director Governance Group, and Senior Advisor Glenthorne Capital,