Ben Merritt is a Senior Manager and a certified project manager with an information technology consulting firm (Sogeti USA LLC). He has specialized in the retail sector for the past 12 years with companies like Pier 1 Imports, 7-Eleven and GameStop. His management training began with IBM in 1984. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Dallas. He sits on the industry advisory board of the Computer Science department at TCU (Texas Christian University), and is a former  Jeopardy!  champion. He lives in Trophy Club with his family.