Bennett Greenspan

Bennett C. Greenspan (born 1952) is an American businessman.wikipedia
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Genetic genealogy

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Though he has mainly worked in the fields of photography and genetic testing, he is best known for his pioneering work in genetic genealogy.
In 2000, Family Tree DNA, founded by Bennett Greenspan and Max Blankfeld, was the first company dedicated to direct-to-consumer testing for genealogy research.

Family Tree DNA

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Greenspan founded Family Tree DNA which was the first American company to offer genealogical DNA testing directly to the general public.
FamilyTreeDNA was founded based on an idea conceived by Bennett Greenspan, a lifelong entrepreneur and genealogy enthusiast.

Genealogical DNA test

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Greenspan founded Family Tree DNA which was the first American company to offer genealogical DNA testing directly to the general public.
In 2000, Family Tree DNA, founded by Bennett Greenspan and Max Blankfeld, was the first company dedicated to direct-to-consumer testing for genealogy research.

Gene by Gene

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He is currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO) and also the managing partner of Family Tree DNA's parent company Gene by Gene.
The company is owned by Bennett Greenspan and Max Blankfeld, and is the parent company of Family Tree DNA.

Westside High School (Omaha)

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Greenspan attended Westside High School and was part of the graduating class of 1970.

Dot-com bubble

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His business ventures have covered industries from real estate to the .com boom.

Genetic testing

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Though he has mainly worked in the fields of photography and genetic testing, he is best known for his pioneering work in genetic genealogy.

Chief executive officer

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He is currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO) and also the managing partner of Family Tree DNA's parent company Gene by Gene.

Surname DNA project

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Greenspan is also the project administrator of several surname DNA projects, and regularly lectures on the use of genetics in genealogy and on genomics.

Human genetics

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Greenspan is also the project administrator of several surname DNA projects, and regularly lectures on the use of genetics in genealogy and on genomics.

Genealogy

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Greenspan is also the project administrator of several surname DNA projects, and regularly lectures on the use of genetics in genealogy and on genomics.

Genomics

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Greenspan is also the project administrator of several surname DNA projects, and regularly lectures on the use of genetics in genealogy and on genomics.

American Jews

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A Jewish American, Greenspan was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Maurice and Rosalie Greenspan.

Omaha, Nebraska

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A Jewish American, Greenspan was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Maurice and Rosalie Greenspan.

Family tree

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He drew his first family tree when he was 11 or 12.

Debate

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In high school, he was involved with the debate team.

Aleph Zadik Aleph

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Outside school, he was part of the Omaha Chaim Weizmann AZA chapter, a Jewish youth group.

Jews

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Outside school, he was part of the Omaha Chaim Weizmann AZA chapter, a Jewish youth group.

Civil rights movement

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As part of that group, he originated the idea for brightly colored Civil Rights Movement seals in 1969.

Political science

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Upon graduation, Greenspan moved south to Texas, and studied political science at the University of Texas.

University of Texas at Austin

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Upon graduation, Greenspan moved south to Texas, and studied political science at the University of Texas.

Southern Methodist University

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After graduating, he took additional courses in business and entrepreneurship at SMU in Dallas between 1975 and 1976.

Dallas

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After graduating, he took additional courses in business and entrepreneurship at SMU in Dallas between 1975 and 1976.

Los Angeles County, California

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While he married his wife near family in Los Angeles County, California, their two children were born and raised in Texas.