Ben Carpenter is the author of the bestseller THE BIGS, which teaches students how to choose, get, and do a great job. The Bigs follows Ben’s progression from a naïve student, to the owner of a wild bar in Manhattan, to the CEO of a major investment firm, to the worried father of a recent college graduate.
The reception to Ben’s book convinced him that he needed to continue helping young people achieve their hopes and dreams, and he founded The Bigs Project—which provides career education programs to middle schools, high schools, colleges and young professionals. This program has been enthusiastically embraced by young people and administrators because it is educational, entertaining, and easy to execute.
Ben is the father of three daughters and resides in Greenwich, CT, with his wife Leigh.
Lynn Siegel | Managing Partner and Director of Outreach
Lynn comes to the Bigs Project with a broad range of experience recruiting, retaining, and supporting talent. She worked for many years on Wall Street and in nonprofits, and witnessed firsthand the varied ways professionals find meaningful work and achieve career fulfillment. A seasoned and accomplished search professional and nonprofit consultant with a stellar track record, she oversees talent acquisition, and outreach initiatives for the Bigs Project.
Eryn Craig I Manager of Operations
As a former real estate investor, Eryn knows what it takes to make it in "The Bigs." She brings the experience of a human resource expert making hundreds of hires. She earned her MBA from Saint Leo University in 2017.
Pam Caffray | Business Manager
Pam has been involved with The Bigs since its inception: organizing events, PR and marketing, and coordinating the College Book Tour of 2014. She has brought The Bigs to various organizations in the New York metro area.