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Bennett Voyles

For 19 years, Bennett Voyles has helped Fortune 500 executives, consultants at Big Four accounting firms, professors at top business schools, and trade association editors turn their ideas into books, articles, and op-eds. An American expatriate comfortable in an international environment, Voyles runs a global editorial practice with clients in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has published over a thousand articles on a variety of business topics, with a particular focus on cross-border accounting and taxation, alternative investments, asset securitization, commercial real estate, compliance, executive coaching, energy and utilities, entrepreneurship, family business, innovation, logistics, management, and macroeconomic forecasts. Before setting out on his own in 2001, he served as producer of the E-business Forum, a publication of the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information arm of The Economist. He holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in history and English from Yale University.

He is also the author of Onward, Backward! -or- A Ramble to Santiago (Dämmerungskollektiv 2020), a travelogue about a 1,500-km trek he made with his wife and three daughters across France and Spain. David Pogue (New York Times columnist, CBS Sunday Morning News five-time Emmy Award-winner, and PBS host) described Voyles as “steeped in European history, transparent about the complexities of family dynamics, and burst-out-loud funny as a writer.”

Representative Matters

• Interviews with 25 CIOs for a leading Indian technology services company
• A 35-interview study of the entire upstream natural gas value chain for a global energy company
• A book on pricing strategy for two professors of an Ivy League business school
• A book on change management for pricing, adapting a doctoral thesis for publication
• Articles on algorithmic trading for a futures trade association
• Articles on covered bonds for a mortgage banking industry publication
• A country-by-country overview of Latin American entrepreneurship for a Big Four accounting firm
• A series of white papers on the challenge of integrating big data analytics into corporate finance for a leading financial software company
• Articles on management and business trends for a leading Chinese business school

What clients say

Ben is one of the best business writers I have ever worked with. He has an outstanding natural flair for language, he has in-depth knowledge of a range of subjects–from bond markets to SMEs to literature and finance function to sunrise industries, and, above all, he is a high-class professional… I have worked with him as an editor for more than two years and not even once did I find his writing below brilliant. It was always stunning to see him pick up so easily things about a market as complex as India’s. He has written extensively on Indian businesses for CFO India, where I was a consulting editor, and about global events/trends for The Economic Times, India’s largest-circulated daily. He has an amazing gift for understanding the tastes of his readers, even those in a country like India¦Ben is an all-rounder and, like his ancestors, quick on the draw.
Ullekh NP, Assistant Editor OPEN Magazine Delhi, India

I’d worked with Ben at strategy+business and was so impressed with him that I sought him out when I needed a writer at Manpower. He is a reliable reporter and terrific writer and he operates with the highest integrity. He is also a self-starter who doesn’t need a lot of hand-holding. I’d happily work with him again.
Amy Bernstein, Editor at Harvard Business Review

Ben wrote many articles for me when I was editor of CFO Asia. He’s a terrific writer — clear, engaging and often funny — and a true pleasure to work with. He was the first writer I’d turn to when I needed someone who could make a potentially dry business topic interesting. I strongly recommend him.
Don Durfee

Managing Editor, Americas, Reuters News, Washington, DC

I first met Ben years ago when he was working for The Economist Intelligence Unit and was deeply impressed by his intelligence, talent and wit. Having worked with him over the years, that impression has been reinforced again and again. Ben has been writing regularly for Knowledge@Wharton — and also other sites that are part of the K@W Network — for years, and he does a fabulous job each time. I would recommend him any day to publications that needs insightful writing on business issues.

Mukul Pandya, Executive Director/Editor-in-chief, Knowledge@Wharton Network Philadelphia

I hired Ben to help found the EIU’s e-Business Forum, a service that has gone on to be a significant revenue earning property for the Economist Group. Ben is a first class business writer and an exemplary professional. He always delivers what is required and more and on time. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking to work with one of the best.

Mike Chapman, Director, CMS/Search at NTT Data Americas New York

I worked side by side with Bennett for four years. During that time I grew to fully trust and appreciate his writing talent, his judgment, and his sense of humor. Bennett also has that rare quality of being able to see things ‘all around’ – in other words, when presented with a set of facts, he immediately seems to understand its immediate relevance, the underlying causes, and the long-term consequences. He is also an excellent manager – in our case, keeping a stable of unruly freelance writers, graphic designers, and computer programmers focused and productive. Bennett too has a keen business sense – whether for the immediate needs of the customer and the bottom line or for long-term economic and industry trends. He is, in short, a rare find. I would recommend him fully and without reservation.

Alex Sheshunoff, Writer, founder of Foodstart.com [former President, E- The People] Ojai, California

Bennett is a very creative writer and producer of content. At E-thepeople he created a variety of websites, brochures and public relations material. His designs and copy were written up in the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Our PR campaign garnered hundreds of writeups and interviews in all 50 states.

David Schwartz, Director of Publisher Development at Arkadium