Ben brings 36 years of experience in leadership, business development, strategy, and innovation, and is one of the founders and currently CEO of Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies. Ben grew up in an IBM family and went on to attend University of Arizona’s Entrepreneurial program. Throughout his career, he’s ran global IT companies and led the Mayo Hospital IT initiative before moving into a key role as part of the Lavidge digital team, where he contributed to significant growth of companies including Life Lock, IO data centers, and Massage Envy. After many successes, he was courted by Bob Parsons team and accepted the opportunity to contribute to building Big Yam and Sneaky Big, an ad agency and a state-of-the-art audio and video production studio, respectively. Ben's entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a personal value of doing good in the world led him to an opportunity in Medellin, Colombia where he successfully stood up a stem cell clinic by researching laws and influencing changes in the laws, learned about the science of stem cells and treatment applications worldwide, and built significant key relationships with experts around the world. At Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies, Ben is the visionary who has developed company divisions to include a cosmeceuticals product line, a consulting practice that leads research to revenue and stem cell clinic development. In his down time Ben loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids.