Ben Calkins is a seasoned transactional attorney who has facilitated hundreds of business transactions of every description over the course of his lengthy career.
Ben graduated with honors from Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School. He is the former President of the Ohio Venture Association and is the co founder and manager of the Center For Free Enterprise. He was also instrumental in founding both Venture Ohio and the North Coast Angel Fund.
Among other distinctions, Ben Calkins is listed in Who’s Who in America and is a well known author and speaker on a wide range of business subjects.
Ben Calkins has a proven ability to bring people and ideas and capital together to create entrepreneurial success.
Roy F. Knapp, Jr.
Roy Knapp is an experienced business manager and executive with over 40 years of hand on experience and success.
A passionate achiever from the onset, Roy Knapp studied civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and earned an Executive MBA from Case- Western Ohio University.
In addition to pursuing his business interests and entrepreneurial passions, Roy Knapp lends his expertise as the Founding Chairman of the Cleveland World Trade Association Foundation and sits as Treasurer of the Northern Ohio District Export Council. Roy Knapp is a frequent speaker to university graduate business schools, trade and civic groups, and various governmental agencies, sharing his wealth of knowledge and clarity and relevance.