Bari is currently the Vice President of Marketing of Marketing for Low Vision Specialists of MD & VA, Founding Partner LVS Tek, and The Low Vision Shop. He is a seasoned and highly experienced marketing executive who has significantly increased the awareness and overall footprint within the sight loss community. He was part of the team that collaborated with Samsung in the development of IrisVision, one of the most advanced medical devices for low vision patients on the market today. Bari was also instrumental in the launch of the advanced eSight product throughout the Northeast.
Bari established himself as an expert launch and business growth specialist with startups supplying the global airline industry. He served as President of IDT Jets where he administered more than fifteen overseas manufacturing facilities, directed sourcing, creative, retail and business development.
Ben has dedicated himself for the last several years, to working to improve the employment rate for people who are blind. Twenty years ago at the age of 18 Ben had two milestones in his life. FIRST: he was one of the eight film makers to have a short film in the first year of the GEN-Y Studio at Sundance film festival, SECOND: was told to prepare for possible blindness and underwent two eye surgeries for detached retinas. At that time he wondered what a future in film making could look like, pun intended. He is legally blind now, with a diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Since that time: he has taught English in Japan, worked as a journalist, ran a small media and marketing company and founded an organization that supports people transitioning to blindness while raising awareness about the spectrum of blindness (AlmostBlind.org). He has worked as an educator and trainer. He is currently on the board for Arizona’s Vision Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Conference (VRATE) and a member of the AZ Govener’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment E75 Employment Committee.