Fellow:Ben Parsell

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Ben Parsell is a UIF Alumni from Grand Valley State University who studied Information Systems.

Now based out of Detroit, MI, Ben works at Instacart as a Sales Engineer supporting enterprise and local independent grocers with their digital commerce platforms, helping demo, scope, and partner with those retailers to build out a strong and tangible product experience for customers across North America.

Prior to Instacart, Ben had spent two years with VTEX, an enterprise digital commerce platform, and 3-4 years with OST, a local digital consultancy in Grand Rapids, MI. UIF had helped set the foundation during his college tenure to ensure cirtical thinking, problem solving, and work ethic were a core pillar of how he carries his day-to-day work now.

During college, Ben had gotten involved in a number of school-related projects, or clubs. One of those being the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) at GVSU, where Ben served as President for two years. He had also currently worked on a design thinking team to address the overall accessibility on campus for persons with disabilities.

Outside of everything else, Ben loves long-distance running, cooking, coffee and hiking in the deep wilderness, and is loving the downtown Detroit life.

Shoot me an email with any fun things you’re working on that might be related, or just to generally reach out.

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