7Summits is proud to announce the addition of Ben Kessler as Vice President of Finance. 7Summits continues to bring on top talent as the business expands its offerings and markets. Ben brings a decade of experience in strategy, P&L optimization, capital raising, and M&A.
As VP of Finance for 7Summits Ben will be responsible for ensuring that the finance organization can enable the company to drive continued growth, capitalizing on the growing worldwide demand for community-led, multi-cloud solutions that drive greater revenue, productivity, and profitability across a full spectrum of industries. “I am excited to welcome Ben to the 7Summits management team and am confident that he has the right expertise to execute and evolve our financial operations strategy to support 7Summits’ growth plans,” said Paul Stillmank, CEO and Founder of 7Summits. “Ben brings essential skills to our finance and accounting team from his experience at several marquis companies where he was instrumental in providing finance strategy and leadership to help organizations get to the next level.”
Ben was most recently with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he worked with a range of companies and their financial operations. Prior to that, Ben was with Lincoln International, a global mid-market investment bank. Ben holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of St. Thomas.
When asked why he chose 7Summits, Ben replied, “I truly admire 7Summits’ business model and focus on driving business value through online community solutions. 7Summits has a powerful purpose and mission, a clear go-to-market approach and an incredibly talented team, all of which provide a strong foundation for continual growth. I’m excited to join 7Summits now as the company prepares to expand its markets and platform position to drive even more value for our customers.”
Recently, 7Summits was identified as one of Silicon Review’s 50 Best Companies to Watch in 2017 as well as recognized as a leader in delivering business value and innovative community solutions for customers, partner networks, and employees.
7Summits Inc. is a leading online community solutions provider, guiding companies to engage their customers, partners and employees to grow their business and become more fully networked enterprises. 7Summits creates business solutions that deliver top line revenue growth and bottom-line productivity improvements. The company is a valued strategic partner of Fortune 500 companies and has received investment funding from both Sverica Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. 7Summits is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an extended presence in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Denver, Washington DC, California, Seattle, and Michigan and Ohio.
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