Lofty Labs elevates director of operations to COO

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Fayetteville-based software startup Lofty Labs has named Ben Davis as its chief operating officer, a new position at the company.

Davis previously served as the company’s director of operations. He joined Lofty Labs in early 2016 as a part-time bookkeeper, according to a press release. He was Lofty Lab’s second staff member to be hired.

“Ben came to work for me as Lofty first began to grow beyond a one-person operation,” Casey Kinsey, founder, president and CEO, said in the release. “His focus has always been on the success of the company, implementing systems for growth and efficiency.

“I have high confidence in Ben’s ability to shape the future of Lofty as we continue to refine our service offerings and deliver exceptional value for our partners and clients,” said Kinsey, who assumed the role of CEO as part of Lofty Labs’ leadership changes.

As COO, Davis will be tasked with “building Lofty Labs’ delivery organization and managing its financial performance,” according to the press release.

Since he started as a part-time bookkeeper last year, Davis’ focus broadened to include the development of internal process for finance and business operations, as the company grew its employee base and logged revenue growth of more than 100% year-over-year, according to the company.

“Our team has accomplished great things in my time at Lofty Labs,” Davis said in the release. “Still, as a I approach my third year with the company, I am convinced that the best days lie ahead. I appreciate the opportunity to serve our team and our clients in this new roe.”

Before joining Lofty Labs, Davis founded the Arkansas Code Festival and served as an intern for the app company Basecamp in Chicago.

Lofty Labs is a cloud-native software consultancy that handles full-stack software development, data pipelining and cloud infrastructure consulting, according to the company.

Lofty Labs is the only Amazon Web Services Consulting Partner in Arkansas for the AWS cloud services ecosystem.

Kinsey was among the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 honorees this year.