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Congratulations Ben Kerford on being names President of 7Rivers

7Rivers Announces Ben Kerford as President

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Kerford prioritizes growth initiatives, empowers teams to serve expanding client roster

MILWAUKEE 7Rivers, an innovative technology company specializing in data modernization and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced Ben Kerford has been named President of the organization. In his role as President, Kerford will lead the 7Rivers’ team by overseeing sales and marketing, service delivery and financial operations, collaborating with the team to turn clients’ data into dynamic business solutions using AI.

Kerford brings 15 years of experience building and leading technology consulting teams to 7Rivers, leveraging a proven track record of creating successful processes and systems for clients during his tenure at 7Summits, Johnson Controls and Accenture.

“Ben’s unmatched energy, passion, and commitment to delivering results make him an invaluable member of our executive team,” said Paul Stillmank, Founder and CEO of 7Rivers. “His adeptness at collaborating with clients from diverse sectors to drive tangible business value is remarkable. He is passionate about enhancing our solution delivery and success model to scale our operations while empowering our teams to effectively serve our expanding roster of Fortune clients. As President, Ben will continue to shape and execute our industry-leading practices, methodologies, and systems, driving sustained business growth. His mandate spans Sales and Marketing, Service Delivery and Financial Operations.”

Kerford will lead the team at 7Rivers as it helps clients unlock human potential by not just adopting AI, but embracing it as an integral part of their DNA to discover new levels of efficiency, productivity, and innovation.

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity, Kerford acknowledges Stillmank’s visionary leadership, stating, “Paul’s vision has been instrumental in shaping my career journey, and I am deeply honored to earn his trust and that of our organization. “Our team is empowering businesses to become augmented enterprises by harnessing the power of data and AI. It’s an honor to guide this team as we transform data into real solutions that move organizations forward with a Data-NativeTM approach, harnessing the capabilities of Snowflake. This positions us uniquely at the intersection of innovation, strategy, and data, and I am eager to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”

Ben Kerford and Paul Stillmank laughing

A graduate of Georgia Tech, and a long-time Milwaukee resident, Kerford will report directly to Stillmank in his new role as President. 

About 7Rivers

7Rivers, headquartered in Milwaukee, champions remote working, encouraging its team of engineers and innovators to develop trailblazing solutions that streamline business operations and open new revenue avenues, leading companies toward a future augmented by intelligence. 7Rivers leads businesses through the intricacies of digital transformation in an ever-changing corporate landscape. As a Snowflake® Partner, the company is inspired by nature and the limitless potential of machine learning and AI, guiding leaders to harness data’s value for unparalleled success. Discover more at www.7Rivers.com.

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