The Faces of Ben Franklin: Re-Thinking What is Possible in Northeast Pa.

by R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

For more than 18 years, I have had the privilege of leading the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Along the way, we have mentored and supported a variety of companies in many different technology and manufacturing sectors. Several of these companies have gone on to significantly impact their respective industries and address crucial societal problems, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The diversity of Ben Franklin’s clients is among our greatest strengths. A study by McKinsey and Company showed that businesses with diverse workforces outperform those that are not as diverse. Our client founders come from varying backgrounds, with their own unique perspectives and journeys. These differences help them to identify innovative new solutions and opportunities; to create and retain highly paid, sustainable Pennsylvania jobs; and to improve our business/technology ecosystem. 

Following are just three of the many Ben Franklin client contributors to Pennsylvania’s technology economy. Together, they improve our quality of life and help comprise the faces of Ben Franklin. Read more.