Meet the leadership team.

Ben Smithee

CEO. Ben Smithee helps business leaders translate the future into a strategic roadmap they can start implementing today. He has been a featured speaker around the world across 6 continents and almost 30 countries. Ben has been a sought-after consultant for leading brands including McDonald’s, EA Games, Cox Automotive, Serena Williams, General Mills, ebay, Chase, Popeyes, Disney, Salesforce, and 100’s of startups and retailers.

Ben is the CEO of The Smithee Group (TSG), a Digital Growth Agency that offers a full suite of digital marketing and media solutions that leverages their extensive expertise in research, consumer insights, and data analytics.

He has founded 3 successful startups, and in addition to TSG he helps lead AltFund, an innovative Fund of Funds in the Crypto space, and Enterprise Stewardship, a transformational leadership and business operating system for Christian business leaders.

Ben lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and daughter and when he is not in the business and non-profit worlds, you can find Ben on the track racing cars, on the mountain snowboarding, or on the links playing golf. His family attends Shoreline City church.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

VP of Operations. Alex’s success in growing businesses has taken her from Australia to London, and now NYC. Her passion for people shows through her extensive experience leading operations. You’ll usually find her with a cold brew coffee in one hand and juggling her twin girls in the other. 

Jake Hensley

Jake Hensley

Operations and Project Associate. Jake is a Tennessee native who will find a way to use technology for anything. He is inspired by using data to tell a story. When he’s not being a digital ninja you can usually find him drinking an iced latte or watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.