Covid-19 Update


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

Benjamin Craig

Benjamin Craig, M.G.A.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Benjamin Craig is a Senior Advisor to Econsult Solutions. Ben has spent the past 10 years of his career in the capital markets, principally working for American exchanges. Previously a principal/founder of Swap-Ex, a startup commodity swaps trading platform, he has worked in corporate development and strategic planning roles that involved equity and derivatives exchanges, as well as commodity trading platforms and clearinghouses. Prior to Swap-Ex, he served as the President of the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX), as well as Vice President of Strategy & US futures for NASDAQ OMX. During that time, he also served on the subsidiary boards of the International Derivatives Clearing Group, Agora-X, and NFX. Prior to his time at NASDAQ OMX, he served as the First Vice President, Corporate Development, for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where, in addition to his corporate development responsibilities, he led government relations for the exchange. Prior to his tenure in the capital markets, he worked in the public sector in a corporate development role in the office of the CFO of Amtrak and in the Mayor’s Office of Transportation in the city of Philadelphia.

Ben is active in a number of civic organizations, including the Temple University Business School mentoring program. He is the acting treasurer of the PTO of Plymouth Meeting Friends School, in addition to supporting the Schoerke Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting progressive schools in the Central Region of Ghana.

Ben earned a Master’s of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received a full fellowship and earned a Master of Arts in American history from Tulane University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Development
  • Capital Markets
  • Commodity Training