Ben has a passion for solving real world problems with statistics, modeling, and visualization.    Ben is an SVP, analytics manager for Bank of America, leading a team of analytics professionals.  At BofA, he has lead analytic projects across a variety of domains from customer experience, anti-money laundering, activity based costing, operational risk, software testing, and application expenses.

Prior to joining BofA, he was an an economic consultant for IHS Global Insight, where he focused on health care analytics for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.  At IHS GI, he provided Medicare with the market basket forecast updates that are used to set reimbursement rates for hospitals nationwide.  He also built and maintained the econometric model to forecast medical malpractice rates and analyzed the impact of multi-factor productivity adjustments on hospital reimbursement rates.  He received the Best Paper Award at the 2008 Federal Forecasters Conference for, “Proxies, Price Measures, and the Prospective Payment Systems:  Forecasting Inflationary Price Measures for Medicare.”

Before the career change to analytics, he provided technical support for SI International and served in the US Navy.  Ben holds a MS in Statistics from The George Washington University and a BS in Finance and Decision Science from Old Dominion University.  He also holds two statistical programming certifications:  SAS Certified Base Programmer and SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst.  He is the founder of the Charlotte R Users Group.