A recent college graduate, Ben Rivers is eager to learn the ins and outs of the industry as PRIME’s new sales and marketing intern. Keep reading to learn a little more about this new addition to the PRIME Team and the talents he brings to the playing field.
Being Tom Brady
As a kid, Ben dreamed of growing up to be Tom Brady. And by that, he didn’t mean that he wanted to be a multi-championship-winning quarterback for New England or Tampa Bay. No. He meant he wanted to be Tom Brady.
“His poise, leadership, and desire to be better than the day before are things I always looked up to,” Ben explained, in response to his curiously specific childhood aspiration.
Since there already is a Tom Brady, Ben instead took those values he admired in his NFL hero and decided to hone them in his own, very different way. After graduating from Maple Lake High School, Ben attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
He then went on to complete several short summer internships at a number of manufacturing companies before landing at PRIME.
Ben’s background as well as his passion for examining the bridge between sales and marketing will be of great benefit in his role at PRIME. His biggest strengths are his ability and willingness to learn, he said.
“Being willing to admit that you don’t know everything but then putting in the effort to learn is an asset,” Ben admitted. He enjoys communicating with coworkers and clients and looks forward to working with both to discover solutions across an abundance of scenarios.
And Ben said he is most excited about working with amazing people. “In my first week, I noticed how welcoming everyone was and hope one day to fit into that role with someone who is new to PRIME as well,” he explained.
When Ben isn’t researching trends or helping to generate sales leads, he likes to relax and have fun.
Most often, that means hanging out with family and friends and going to the gym. And, like most Minnesotans during the summer season, Ben likes being out on the water as the weather allows. “I also live on the lake so I enjoy spending time on the boat whenever I can,” he said.
Welcome to the Team
Out of the gate running, Ben Rivers is eager to learn everything he can about PRIME and its processes as well as the industry overall. And the team is excited to witness all the amazing contributions he brings to the company and its clients. Help us welcome Ben to PRIME, and let us know how he or we can help you accomplish your marketing goals.