Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) is the Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media, a media consulting and publication services firm he launched in 2015 to help like-minded individuals, organizations and institutions achieve their strategic goals and objectives — namely advancing principles of individual liberty, limited government and a strong national defense. Since launching the firm, Mr. Weingarten has worked with a variety of clients on tasks and initiatives including conducting extensive research on economics, foreign policy and politics in connection with a New York Times bestselling book for a prominent U.S. political figure, creating compelling digital content including launching and hosting a podcast for Encounter Books, crafting talking points and ghostwriting op-eds for among other public figures Georgette Mosbacher, CEO of Borghese, military philanthropist and leading Republican fundraiser and strategist and conducting market research for one of Wall Street’s leading and longest-running investment publications, among other engagements.
Prior to forming ChangeUp Media, Mr. Weingarten was an Editor and Publishing Manager at TheBlaze. At TheBlaze, he wrote editorials on subjects such as economics, defense, politics and history; developed, launched and independently operated TheBlaze Books, TheBlaze’s books and ideas vertical; created, hosted and produced TheBlaze Books Podcast, featuring interviews with leading conservative and libertarian thinkers; drafted a nightly briefing memo incorporated into Glenn Beck’s programs; served as a frequent guest on the Glenn Beck Program, Pat & Stu and Pure Opelka shows; and assisted in all aspects of TheBlaze/Mercury Radio Arts’ publishing operations. Prior to joining TheBlaze, Mr. Weingarten spent several years in investment banking at a leading New York-based boutique, Centerview Partners, where he specialized in bankruptcies & restructurings.
Mr. Weingarten writes and speaks extensively on matters of economics, national security/foreign policy and politics. He has contributed to outlets both in print and on camera including Breitbart, City Journal, Conservative Review, The Federalist, National Review, Newsmax, PJ Media and Zero Hedge. His work has been highlighted at American Thinker, Conservative HQ, The Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, HotAir, Instapundit, Jihad Watch, Legal Insurrection, Mark Steyn Online, Mosaic Magazine, The New Criterion, Overlawyered, RealClearBooks, RealClearMarkets, RealClearPolitics and elsewhere. In connection with his efforts, in 2015 Mr. Weingarten was selected as a Publius Fellow to the Claremont Institute.
Mr. Weingarten received a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.