Ben is a research analyst covering the consumer staples, food and agribusiness and grocery/c-store sectors. Prior to that, he covered the retail broadlines sector. Prior to this position, Ben served as a research associate in the retail broadlines sector beginning in June 2012. Prior to joining Stephens, Ben worked in the Large Corporate Lending group of Regions Financial Corporation, where he participated in underwriting syndicated debt transactions for companies in a variety of industries. In October 2017 Ben was named to Institutional Investor's 2017 All-American Research Team Rising Stars for his Broadlines Retail research coverage. Ben received a bachelor of arts in business administration from Furman University.