Ben Chestnut

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Ben Chestnut
Ben Chestnut - July 2008.jpg
Ben Chestnut, July 2008
Born Augusta, Georgia
Nationality American
Occupation Internet entrepreneur, CEO of MailChimp
Years active 2000–
Known for Co-founder of MailChimp

Ben Chestnut is an American internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of MailChimp, a popular email marketing company.[1][2][3]


Ben Chestnut was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia.[4][5] He studied physics at the University of Georgia, and industrial design at the Georgia Institute of Technology[5]


He is the former CEO of The Rocket Science Group,[6] which he co-founded in 2000.[5]

He is presently the CEO of MailChimp, a popular email marketing company with 15 million users.[7]According to Atlanta Business Chronicle,In August 2017, Ben was awarded as "Most Admired CEO".[8]

Compensatory policies[edit]

Chestnut has focused his company's resources in providing compensatory benefits for employees.[9] Chestnut's motivation for his corporate policy stems from his being raised by his military father who had few economic opportunities.[4]

Risks of social media[edit]

In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Chestnut countered arguments that social media would replace the need for email and email marketing.[10]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Mailchimp's About Us". Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  2. ^ Carney, Michael (2012-11-30). "Attention founders: Here’s how you respond to an unfair post about your company". PandoDaily. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview with MailChimp co-founder and CEO Ben Chestnut". DoesWhat. 2012-09-26. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b Atlanta Biz Journals.
  5. ^ a b c worthofweb
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  8. ^ "". Retrieved 2017-10-11.  External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ venture atlanta
  10. ^ Forbes.