Ben is passionate about helping people identify roadblocks that are keeping them from achieving their best outcome. This passion guides Ben as he works with his prospects and clients as an Account Manager here at Hungerford Technologies. Though he swears he is an introvert, Ben enjoys forming meaningful connections with others. He is an active member of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Sales Roundtable.
From Zeeland, MI. Currently live in Grand Rapids.
Favorite Book, Game & Movie
Book: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, Game: Civilization or Sim City, Movie: Face Off or the Family Man. Nicholas Cage is my hero.
A little About your Family
Married to Andi since 2006. We have two kids, Stefan is 15 and Miracle is 12.
What was your most unusual job before you started with HT?
In college I worked at Chuck E. Cheese. I did every job EXCEPT for putting on the Chuck E. costume. I was too tall and my feet were too big. But I was his bouncer! I may have been too tall to be Chuck E., but somehow, I managed to get inside and clean the sky tubes that ran along the ceiling. I also cleaned the outside of them and about gave my manager a heart attack when I accidently kicked the ladder over and had to drop down to the ground from 25+ feet up.
Summer: Founders Rubaeus, Shorts Local’s Light, Fall/Winter: Perrin Black or Gold
Favorite Sport or Outdoor Activity
Kayaking & cycling!
My friend Jason and I host a podcast about mental health and uncomfortable conversations. I lived in Oregon for 6 years – and miss it! There’s nothing quite like the Oregon coast. I love a good dad joke.
Last Thing You Googled?
Grand Rapids Comedy Project – my search revealed I was too late to sign up for their Improv course... sad day.
Best IT Advice
Be kind, please rewind.