Forty Under 40
We’re pleased to announce that Ben Newell, President of Build Equinox, was named a “Forty Under 40” awardee in our central Illinois region. He has been recognized for his service contributions in our community.
Ben Newell, 37
President, Build Equinox
Community involvement: Second Wind Running Club, board member; Allerton Park Trail Run, race director; CU 1 to 1, mentor; Habitat for Humanity, volunteer and committee member
Proudest professional accomplishment: Developing a product that is leading edge in a growing market that will have a direct impact on helping people live healthier lives
I attribute my success to: Working with highly intelligent and motivated people who see no obstacle as too great
Best advice: Lead by example
Interesting fact: Eight time marathoner
Biggest career challenge: Building everything from the ground up using limited resources to bootstrap a high tech startup
Important career lesson: Under promise and over deliver.
Pivotal career decision: Shifting from a consulting based to a product based business. It was where my heart was and ready for the challenge after years of proof of concept
"Ben has the entrepreneurial spirit for taking risk and making the sacrifice to work hard to develop new products that require persistence and perseverance to become successful." - Ty Newell, VP, Newell Instruments and father