Ben Curren – CEO | Green Bits
Ben is dedicated to creating innovative, easy-to-use products that help small businesses delight customers, drive revenue, and streamline operations. After working on QuickBooks as a senior engineer, Ben started his own consulting firm, but had trouble finding an accounting program that worked the way he needed it to. This lead him to co-found Outright, an accounting program for freelancers and consultants. He sold Outright to GoDaddy, a billion-dollar web-hosting company, 4 years after founding the business.
Ben used his Outright proceeds to launch Green Bits in 2014, just as Washington cannabis retail stores were opening. Ben attracted top talent from his previous ventures and has since grown the retail management platform into a 20+ person startup serving 600+ cannabis retailers and securely processing over $1.4B per year.
He’s a father of two, husband, lifelong learner, mentor, and entrepreneur. He believes that you must understand why things are the way they are before you can successfully change them.