Michael Zacharski
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Zacharski is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for BEN. Mr. Zacharski joined BEN in August 2023 as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Zacharski served since January 2023 and presently serves as Chief Executive Officer at M2M5 Consulting LLC. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of various other companies which have provided valuable management experience, recently including EMX Digital, a subsidiary of ENGINE Group/Big Village between May 2018 and January 2023 and Balihoo Inc., a subsidiary of ENGINE Group/Big Village between May 2018 and January 2023. Big Village and its subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code in February of 2023. In addition, Mr. Zacharski previously served as a Board Member of the Standard Body for Digital Advertising for IAB Tech Lab from January 2022 to April 2023. Mr. Zacharski is a Member of the Board of Directors of Chip Chick Media Inc and has served in such capacity since November 2016. Mr. Zacharski has previously served as a director for EMX Digital Limited (UK), EMX Digital Pty Ltd. and EMX Digital GmbH, each from May 2018 to January 2023, as well as for CPXi Asia from June 2013 to September 2019. Mr. Zacharski earned his Bachelor’s degree from New York University.
Bill Williams
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Williams is the Chief Financial Officer for New BEN. Mr. Williams joined BEN in October 2023 as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Sustainability Officer at American Tire Distributors Holdings from 2016 to 2023. Mr. Williams has served in executive financial and advisory roles at several leading public and closely held companies across a variety of industries, including chemicals, office furniture, automotive, consumer packaged goods, and technology sectors. He has served as the CFO of large distribution companies in pharmaceuticals and food, including CFO of Martin Brower, the foodservice distributor for McDonald’s restaurants in the Americas, as well as CFO of Honeywell International’s engineered materials unit, CFO of office furniture maker Steelcase, executive financial, strategy, and operational leadership roles at Kraft Foods and industrial conglomerate Esmark. Mr. Williams also served as an industry finance & operations analytics leader to consumer-packaged goods, industrial, and distribution sectors for IBM Corporation, and shareholder value practice leader at corporate finance consultancy Stern Stewart. He began his career in public accounting as a CPA with Deloitte. Mr. Williams is a Member of Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair of KPI Integrated Solutions and a member of the Board of Counselors for Equal Justice Works. Mr. Williams earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, his JD from DePaul University, and his undergraduate degree and CPA in Illinois from Northern Illinois University.
Paul Chang
Global President
Mr. Chang is the Global President for New BEN. Mr. Chang joined BEN in May 2021 as an advisor. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Chang served in various capacities with IBM Corporation since November 2004, most recently acting as Cognitive Solutions and Advanced Analytics SME from January 2015 to February 2017, as Global Blockchain Industry Leader for the Distribution and Industrial Sectors from February 2017 to March 2022 and as Global OEM Technology GTM Lead from March 2022 to May 2023. Mr. Chang earned his Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ruy Carrasco
Chief Informatics Medical Officer
Mr. Carrasco is the Chief Informatics Medical Officer for New BEN. Mr. Carrasco joined BEN in May 2021. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Carrasco has served since August 2018 and currently serves as Managing Partner at Child Neurology Consultants Austin. In addition, Mr. Carrasco served as a Member of the American College of Rheumatology within the Registries and Health Information Technology division from November 2016 to November 2019. Mr. Carrasco has served as Chief Medical Information Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services from August 2018 to July 2019 and for Seton Family of Hospitals from August 2014 through August 2018. Mr. Carrasco earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of New Mexico and Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University.
James D. Henderson, Jr.
Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Director
Mr. Henderson is the Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for New BEN. Mr. Henderson joined BEN in April 2018 as its Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Director. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Henderson has served and presently serves as an attorney at the Law Offices of James J. Henderson, Jr. since 2002. Mr. Henderson earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Arizona State College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University. Mr. Henderson’s significant business, professional and legal expertise and experience make him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
James Richard Howard
Chief Information and Data Officer
Mr. Howard is the Chief Information and Data Officer for New BEN. Mr. Howard joined BEN in July, 2021 as a consultant. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Howard has served and presently serves as Chief Product and Data Officer at AXL Health since November 2011. Mr. Howard also has recently served as Chief Product Officer of Apervita, Inc. from April 2020 to October 2021 and as Chief Data Officer and Vice President of Infrastructure and Engineering at Ascension Technologies from February 2017 to June 2020. Mr. Howard earned his MBA from Letourneau University and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Kentucky.
Tyler J. Luck
Chief Product Officer
Mr. Luck is the Chief Product Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for BEN. Mr. Luck is a co-founder of BEN and has served as President and Chief Product Officer since 2018.
Patrick O. Nunally
Chief Scientist and Co-Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Nunnally is the Chief Scientist and Co-Chief Technology Officer for New BEN. Mr. Nunnally co-founded BEN in March 2018. Mr. Nunnally has also served as Chief Technology Officer at Raise a Hood, Inc. from 2021 to 2023 and has served and currently serves as Partner of LionCompass since 2019. Mr. Nunnally earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Venkata Ramana Pinnam
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Mr. Pinnam is the Senior Vice President of Engineering for New BEN. Mr. Pinnam joined BEN in February 2021 as an advisor. Prior to joining BEN, Mr. Pinnam recently served as Director of Engineering at Curantis Solutions from June 2021 to October 2022, Global Program Director of Engineering from October 2019 to January 2021 and as Senior Director of Product Management and Engineering Delivery at rfxcel Corp. from September 2016 to September 2019. Mr. Pinnam earned his MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Wisconsin and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University.