Premier’s Chief Financial Officer, Ben Wolfley, joined the team in May of 2019 and has continued to be a vital resource to the company in more ways than one. Ben received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a distinction that recognizes the best of the best in the accounting profession. Ben began his parking career in 1997 when he became the Corporate Controller for Central Parking Company. He then moved to spend the bulk of his career as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Republic Parking System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
With an extensive background in both finance and parking, Ben is well suited for the role of CFO at Premier Parking. His experience in the parking industry is what truly sets him apart. Ben understands the complexities and intricacies of finances in general, while also having first-hand experience in how to manage the needs and processes that accompany the financials of a parking company. Not only does Ben have the knowledge and experience to manage the finances of a parking company, but he also has the tools at his disposal to handle the demands of managing a large operations portfolio.
Ben’s leadership and dedication to his team of highly skilled financial professionals has helped create an environment of collaboration that promotes more effective and efficient work. Ben’s leadership style is based in Premier’s vision to inspire people to be better than they think possible. Leading by example, Ben reaches out to others when he doesn’t know the answer, is always willing to pitch in wherever necessary, and genuinely cares about the people he works with.
Ben’s impact at Premier goes beyond his impressive financial skill set as he contributes to the overall positive company culture that makes Premier so unique.
Outside of work, Ben is a loving husband, father to his three girls, and grandfather to 12 fun loving grandkids who always keep him on his toes.
What is something about you that most people don’t know? In fulfillment of a childhood dream, I was accepted into the Air Force Academy but then decided not to go.
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? There are things to do and places to go. Sleep is that part in between.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be? A perfect memory.