Foodie Feature: Benjamin Flajnik
Benjamin (Ben) Flajnik
Title: Director of Business Development
What I Do at Voyage: As the Director of Business Development, it’s my responsibility to direct brand development, help craft messaging, build go-to-market strategies, and ultimately sell our products in various channels.
What a Typical Day at Work Looks Like For Me: In true start-up fashion, every day is different… and I like it that way! I’m faced with new challenges around bringing these products to market, making sales calls, managing creative, brand messaging, and weighing in on company strategy. Did I mention I love every part of it?
My Favorite Part of Working at Voyage: This is a tough question. I’m professionally fulfilled because of our mission, our value system, and the food that we’re making. My favorite part is that I always feel like I’m learning because of our dynamic and intelligent team.
The Moment I Knew We Were on to Something Special: It was pretty early on in my interview process over a year ago. I threw my hat in the ring not knowing much, but after what felt like nine interviews I left with a greater understanding of the mission, team and bought in hard. Honestly, it was Adam and Kelsey who made it special for me. It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been at Voyage for over a year and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished in such a short period of time.
Product(s) I’m Most Excited About: Well, the roadmap is vast and all of the products are super exciting, but replacing chocolate and coffee has me most excited. The coffee bean and raw cacao are such large scale global commodities and we have a gigantic opportunity to change the future of those crops. That said, our Peanut-Free Spread is special because it’s our first child getting ready to spread its wings and show the world what we’ve been up to.
My Most Controversial/Unique Food Opinion: Aioli is overrated.