Ben serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HighGround Advisors and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Information Technologies, Human Resources, Accounting and Operations as well as various support functions such as records management and facilities.
Ben began his career in 1993 in the Finance & Accounting department at GuideStone Financial Resources. In 1996, he joined HighGround Advisors to manage the fund accounting for HighGround’s investment funds. Throughout his tenure with HighGround, Ben has served in other key accounting positions such as Controller and Chief Financial Officer before his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2016.
Through his vision and leadership, Ben has an impressive history of tackling numerous high-impact projects that increase visibility and bolster service offerings to better aid our clients. One of the more recent initiatives began with a top-to-bottom review of the organization’s operations and services and culminated in a rebranding effort, resulting in the name change to HighGround Advisors. Additionally, Ben has led many other projects such as an office relocation, system implementations, technology improvements, and the development of a strategic plan to propel HighGround well into the future.
Ben graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA), the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and serves on the planning committee for the TXCPA Not-For-Profit Conference. He volunteers for nonprofits such as Faith Commons and American Cancer Society. Ben is also a Board Member for HighGround Trust Company.