Meet Ben Durham, Business Development Manager at ML&R

We are thrilled to welcome Ben Durham as ML&R’s new Business Development Manager. In his new role, Ben will focus on the firm’s strategic growth efforts. Get to know Ben in the Q&A below!

What is your background?

While I’m originally from Kentucky, I actually started my career right here in Central Texas at Johnson Controls. After stops at ADP and Paylocity, I most recently spent time developing a sales program for an international startup. Since the beginning, my career has centered around cultivating meaningful relationships in the Greater Austin area.

What brought you to ML&R?

Like most folks, I was drawn to ML&R by the firm’s culture and team. It is clear that firm members enjoy working together to serve our clients and to give back to the Central Texas community. I am excited for the opportunity to represent a pillar of the Austin business landscape, to work with our talented clients, and to educate newly relocated businesses about who we are as a firm.

What do you love about Austin?

What is there not to love? Most of all, I love the people. I particularly enjoy working with companies in Austin because our business leaders mirror the innovation, passion, and authenticity that defines our region.

I also love the food. It’s hard to beat beloved local staples like Franklin Barbecue and Matt’s El Rancho. In our free time, my wife and I enjoy going to UT football games and wakesurfing on Lake Travis. Austin has been incredible for us–we can’t imagine living anywhere else!

What are you looking forward to most about your new role?

I can’t wait to collaborate with our team to help our clients and community achieve their goals.

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