Our Team

Ben Mahnke
CEO and Founding Partner

Ben Mahnke is CEO and a founding Partner of the Room40 Group. At Room40 Group, Ben has worked with foundations, social purpose for-profit, and nonprofit organizations in a variety of fields. Ben is on the faculty of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, where he teaches Nonprofit Strategy and Strategic Financial Management.

Prior to co-founding Room40, Ben served as Executive Director and Operations and Finance officer for several large nonprofits, including Facing History and Ourselves and Jumpstart for Young Children. In addition to his senior management experience, Ben provided strategic and management consulting services to dozens of nonprofit and foundation clients at Bridgespan Group, a consultancy associated with Bain and Company. Ben holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his family live in Boston where he has served on the boards of several organizations.