Daren is the Founder of Red Ice Ventures, a media and technology consulting company. Daren helps content, technology and software companies create new product and sales strategies, grow revenue and market share, and build long-term competitive advantages.
Previously, Daren spent almost 20 years in a career that spans law, business development, sales, and strategy. He began his career as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC, focusing on communication policy issues. He later joined News Corporation and moved to Manhattan. Daren has held senior and executive business development and sales positions at News Corporation, DirecTV, and The Walt Disney Company. Among his many achievements was serving as Senior Vice President of News Digital Ventures, leading business development for the President of the ABC Television Network, and building one of the largest sales and partnership channels ever at DirecTV.
Daren later shifted his focus to Silicon Valley, where he became Head of Global Business Development for one of the most advanced tech start-ups in the valley. He worked globally in cities across the UK, Germany and Russia, culminating in launching one of the first ever-digital textbooks in Moscow.Daren has been featured or quoted in several major newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Observer and has appeared on the Fox Business Network.
Daren consistently encourages his two sons to find their passions and purpose as early as possible and to follow their own dreams, and not those put upon them by anyone else.
Daren A. Benzi, Esq. Author and Growth Strategist