Ben Duke is Richey May’s Executive Director of Business Intelligence and Planning. Drawing from his background in accounting, Ben has focused his career on using technology to enable strategic planning for businesses, with a strong focus on financial services. After working as an accounting clerk and reporting analyst, Ben joined Academy Mortgage as a senior financial analyst. In that role, Ben assisted in a detailed systems selection process for accounting, budgeting and forecasting and business intelligence tools to transform the business and inform strategy with data. Ben was then promoted to manage the analytics team, and was tasked with rolling out these new systems to the entire company to enable leaders at all levels to make data-driven decisions.
In 2017, Ben founded Amata Solutions to bring his knowledge of analytics tools and practices to more mortgage companies. Amata Solutions grew quickly by focusing on the specific needs of mortgage companies, rather than general implementations that were already a fixture in the marketplace. In late 2018, Richey May made a strategic investment in Amata Solutions and eventually decided to acquire Amata Solutions and its team outright.
Ben’s team has grown to staff implementations and consulting for RM Plan and RM Analyze, Richey May’s suite of business analysis products. Ben lives in Utah with his family and enjoys outdoor activities, gardening and spending time with family.