Ben Kirksey

VP & General Manager

Wife – Rachel
Sons – Rhett and Jude

Alma Mater:
University of Arkansas

Favorite Verse:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:1-2

Joined the Team:
January 2013

Training Ground:
I learned  practical service, discipline, management, and hard work with two years teaching through Teach for America in Eastern North Carolina.  My eyes were opened to small business, retail, and market research with four years of account management with Ideos and CORE4 Research.

Staying active, being outdoors, time with the family, being on the water, reading

Theodore Roosevelt

Best Advice Received:
Reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, and look for eternal reward

Listen to:
I enjoy just about anything…currently in the iPod rotation are the Zac Brown Band, Stevie Wonder, and John Coltrane.

Dream Destination:

Favorite Sports Team:
Arkansas Razorbacks

Most People Don’t Know this About Me:
I would like to take a year and travel some piece of the world with my wife and kids and write.