DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
CHARTWELL RESIDENTIAL, FRANKLIN CONSTRUCTION GROUP, and CHARTWELL HOSPITALITY
Ben is responsible for managing the Chartwell Companies’ finance team with an emphasis on positioning Chartwell’s real estate portfolio for sustained growth. Since joining the team in 2016, Ben has managed all financial aspects of Chartwell’s owned and third-party managed hotel portfolio. During this time, Ben has overseen the growth of Chartwell Hospitality’s hotel portfolio from 18 to 42 hotel assets under management (approximately $1.2 billion).
Ben brings deep financial experience from a variety of industries. His experience includes financial analysis, financial modeling, and process improvement. Ben was the primary financial business partner for the US commercial and residential construction products division of a large multinational energy management company, Schneider Electric. Prior to his time at Schneider Electric, Ben gained financial experience in the real estate sector at Healthcare Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT that owns, manages, acquires, and develops medical facilities, and Savant Systems, a company that simplified the home automation programming experience which ultimately brought smart home technology to the masses.
Ben earned a Master of Accountancy degree from Belmont University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.