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Ben Richmond, CA – 2019 20 Under 40 Honoree

Ben Richmond Xero

Ben Richmond, CA

U.S. Country Manager
Denver, CO

Career Highlights:

Ben started his career in a large regional accounting practice before working for New Zealand’s largest telecommunications company where he focused on SEC compliance and investor reporting. He joined Xero in New Zealand in 2013 where he led the country’s national growth and spearheaded Xero’s global agriculture strategy. Ben was instrumental in launching Xero’s Farming in the Cloud solution, a catalyst for an industry to come together around how technology can transform productivity in farming. In 2017, Ben moved to Denver to become a part of the Xero Americas leadership team. Ben served as the Vice President of Business Growth and was recently appointed Country Manager of the United States where he oversees a team leading Xero’s growth channels across the country.

Favorite books/websites/speakers that you find influential:


  • The Hard Thing about Things by Ben Horowitz 
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Patrick Lencioni and Jean Greaves
  • Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert I. Sutton


WorkLife with Adam Grant 


  • Forbes
  • Inc. 

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

  • Cloud Accounting Podcast 
  • Friday Night Live with Accountants 
  • Journal of Accountancy 
  • Acuity Magazine by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


See all of the “20 Under 40” honorees for 2019.