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Ben Alper

Background

Originally from and currently based in Cambridge.

  • Interested in startup businesses and developing new products, systems and services.
    Previously involved with the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs and London E-Club.
  • Studied Computer Science, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology and Physics. Worked in Manufacturing, Engineering and Corporate Finance.

Interests

  • Business and Science
  • Protection of Rainforests and Wildlife

Career Summary

2013-2014

RD & D Ltd, Cambridge, UK - Mechanical Engineer and Operations
Part of a team of five people that took a company from startup to £15 million investment in 9 months. Designing parts in Solidworks, use of engineering companies to make parts, project management, responsible for applying health and safety regulations and writing patents.

2008-2009

UHY Hacker Young LLP, London, UK - Corporate Finance Analyst.
Client management in a Top 20 Accountancy firm.
o Responsible for writing Information Memorandums for funding and business sales.
o Experience in due diligences, valuations, cash flow forecasts and finding buyers for businesses.

Aug-Oct 2007

OCADO, Hatfield, UK - Business Project Manager
Summer internship in the UK's second largest online grocer.
o Experience working with cross functional teams of operations, engineering, IT and contractor personnel in commissioning of new production units.
o Responsible for problem resolution and communication.

Mar-Sep 2006

JOHNSON MATTHEY, Royston, UK - Manufacturing Operator
Hands on experience in the manufacturing plant of a FTSE 100 company.
o Responsible for quality control, maintaining production and training new team members.

Education

2010-2011

Grad Dip. (3rd year of BSc): Distinction in Physics at York University.
Studied a wide range of Physics. Research on WKB approximations for quantum well energies and wave-functions.

2009-2010

MSc: Microsystems & Nanotechnology at Cranfield University.
Taught courses in chemistry and material science with research projects in lithographic fabrication of MEMS devices and sol gel electro-spray deposition of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell layers. Use of SEM &, XRD. Obtained the highest exam and coursework marks in the year.

2008-2009

CFq: Corporate Finance Qualification - Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma with the Securities and Investments Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

2006-2007

MPhil: Manufacturing Management at Cambridge University. Visits to 50 companies. Four two week problem solving placements with GlaxoSmithKline, ICI Paints, AugustaWestland Helicopters & North Essex Signs. Distinction in all projects.

2002-2005

BSc. (Hons): 1st in Computer Science at Warwick University. Subjects Studied: Data Structures and Algorithms, Project Management, Operational Research, Automata, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics.

2000-2002

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge. 4 A Levels: Mathematics [A], Physics [A], Computing [B], General Studies [A].

 

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