Ben Holmes is a first-year MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and is originally from Durham, NC. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a degree in economics. After graduating, Ben held several roles in operations management for Shimano American Corp, a leading outdoor retail products manufacturer. Immediately prior to business school, Ben worked as a project manager for a local logistics company in Raleigh called Riley Life. Ben is currently focusing his studies on operations management, finance, and sustainability. Ben is passionate about the North Carolina community and is very interested in economic development.