Ben Harvatine

MIT-trained engineer with a passion for designing and building great products

Professional Bio

Ben helps keep the world's most important supply chains operational at Palantir. His expertise in supply chain optimization, granular COGS, and connected revenue management is drawn from over five years of leading engagements with industry leaders in aviation, defense, CPG, mining/metals, manufacturing, and travel/leisure.

Prior to joining Palantir, Ben led an award-winning redesign of SimpliSafe’s home security system, founded a hardware startup making head impact sensors for athletes (earning recognition on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Healthcare), and completed the global management trainee program at AB InBev. He studied mechanical engineering and architecture at MIT after graduating high school in three years.

Personal Bio

Born and raised in central Maryland, Ben now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys working with his hands and doing anything that gets him outside. Lately, surveying, trail cutting, and barn/cabin construction on his 50 acre property checks both boxes (and takes up plenty of time).

When he's not swinging a hammer, Ben and his wife enjoy "highpointing", having climbed 34 state highpoints as part of their effort to summit the highest natural point in each of the 50 states. Along the way, they've visited 28.2% of US counties and are always looking for the next excuse for a family roadtrip to see some more.

Awards & Recognition

Radio, TV, & Podcast Appearances

Press Coverage


  • 2015, Mobile Monday Kansas City - Sprint Accelerator Panel
  • 2015, Techstars Sprint Accelerator Demo Day - Jolt Sensor
  • 2015, Kansas City Techweek - Techstars Panel
  • 2015, Mobile Monday Boston - Techstars Healthcare Startups
  • 2016, MIT VMS Demo Day - Jolt Sensor
  • 2016, Forbes Under 30 Summit - Meet the Next Edisons
  • 2017, Forbes Under 30 Summit - VIP Launch Event with Governor Charlie Baker & Mayor Marty Walsh