Ben OlmosCollege of Business and Professional Studies
Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership
Ben is a business professional, academic, and entrepreneur with more than 20-years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Though originally from California, Ben’s professional career started in Atlanta, GA at Coca-Cola’s global headquarters. While at Coca-Cola Ben worked in sales and marketing operations where he managed or led national projects for more than 200 of Coca-Cola’s top national and regional customers in a variety of consumer channels such as grocery stores, specialty retail, restaurants, colleges, convenience stores, theme parks, movie theatres, sports stadiums, cruise lines, and airlines. In his role as Sr. Manager, Ben was responsible for coordinating three departments as well as several cross-functional teams focused on the implementation of product and equipment as well as $500 mm in trade marketing funds. Utilizing his knowledge of supply chain operations and his Black Belt in Six Sigma worked to improve costs, speed, and efficiency across the organization. In 2014 Ben relocated back to California to accept a job working in the wine industry where he provides analysis and insights for sales, marketing, and operations to executive leadership.
Since 2006 Ben has also been working as adjunct faculty in higher education teaching courses in business management, operations, project management, marketing, and leadership. Ben is currently working on his dissertation for his PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Industrial Organizational Psychology. His dissertation work focuses upon cross-functional team job design in which the difference in worker well-being is examined for those in a matrix versus a holacracy.
In addition, Ben is also Principle of Satisfactionist, a consulting, training, and media company focused on providing services to help organizations improve trust, communication, processes, and routines through analysis, coaching, and media edutainment. Recently Ben launched his podcast, The Satisfactionist Podcast, a weekly show highlighting the stories behind the success of entrepreneurs, academic professionals, and business leaders.
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