Team Spotlight: Ben Hagenkord
For this week’s blog post, we feature a team spotlight on our newest member, Ben Hagenkord! Ben recently graduated from Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!) and joined Kompass Funding as our account executive. In his role, Ben will be focusing on building and managing client relationships across our factoring division, while also assisting with portfolio management and underwriting new opportunities.
While at Kansas State University, Ben was a member of the student finance association and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting. In his free time, you can find Ben playing golf, watching basketball, or hanging with friends and family. Oh, and he’s also an avid Chiefs fan.
We asked Ben a couple of questions to get to know him better and officially welcome him to the Kompass Funding Family!
Where did you grow up?
What was your favorite childhood TV show?
Drake and Josh
Do you have any siblings? If multiple, which one is your favorite?
Two, my sister Anna and brother Nick. Anna is my favorite I guess haha.
What would your last supper be?
Lobster surf and turf.
What was the last song you listened to on your Spotify?
Dangerous by Morgan Wallen.
If you could play any professional sport, what would it be?
What’s your favorite book and why?
Greenlights by Mathew McConaughey. He’s the best storyteller in the game.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Would you consider yourself a salty snack person or a sweet tooth?
What was one of the most important lessons you learned in college?
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
Do you have any life slogans you live by?
Be curious, not judgmental.
What are you most excited about joining Kompass Funding?
The opportunity to learn and grow with a small team.