Ben Stroud

Chief Technology Officer

Serving as Chief Technology Officer, Ben has been with TargetSmart since 2006. From day one, Ben has provided technical leadership in defining a broad range of impactful data and data access services that support TargetSmart clients in meeting their important goals.

After cutting his data and engineering teeth for five years at the pioneering big data company Acxiom, Ben sought to apply his technical experience in politics. After working independently to develop a software platform for the Tim Kaine 2005 gubernatorial race, Ben helped launch TargetSmart with a vision to advance Democratic and progressive causes through technology.

A 1998 graduate of Hendrix College with a degree in physics, where he was a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honors society, Ben currently resides with his wife and son in his hometown of Batesville, Arkansas. Ben is active in the Democratic Party of Arkansas serving as chairman of the Independence County Democratic Central Committee, representative to the state Democratic committee, and contributing member of the 2016 platform committee. Ben also serves on the board of directors for the Ozark Foothills Film Festival.