Ben Hopkinson, Manager
Bachelor of Business Administration at Ivey Business School at Western University
Ben specializes in managing and executing the key deliverable content of the Strategic Planning process, including Market Analysis, Operational Reviews, Strategic Planning Surveys and Marketing Plans. In addition to performing market research and managing client data, Ben develops a comprehensive analysis that support key strategic recommendations to form the pillars of a Club’s Strategic Plan.
Ben began at GGA Partners in 2014, and rejoined the team in May 2015 following the completion of his Honours Business Administration Degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University, where he focused on accounting, analytics and entrepreneurial growth. Prior to joining GGA, Ben spent his summers working at his home course, The Stratford Country Club, as a Pro-Shop Associate. Through his academic and work experience in the golf industry, Ben has developed a strong aptitude for identifying trends in the market research and conducting quantitative analysis’ to enable clients to make informed, data-driven decisions.
In addition to being an alternate on Western’s OUA Championship winning varsity golf team, Ben has played competitive junior golf locally and on a regional junior tour. He has also taught lessons at a junior golf camp for 3 years as part of an initiative to grow the youth game in his community.