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Ben Bontreger


Ben has a background rooted in psychology and human factors, with experience primarily in qualitative research methods. He has worked with a variety of unique populations, which helps him see things from multiple perspectives and adapt to research challenges. He has a BS in Psychology from Eastern Mennonite University and an MS in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Minnesota.

Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I’m not a big fan of jeans.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

I appreciate the culture of collaboration and support, and the clear emphasis on using insights for positive change.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

I would love to learn additional languages.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

I think Rome is pretty cool for both the ancient charm and tasty food.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Planning what I’ll have for lunch. It’s an underrated meal and it will bother me all morning if I don’t know!

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Conan O’Brien, John Cho, Bill Hader, Wanda Sykes

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Visiting every major US theme park to ride all the big roller coasters.

Any other facts to share?

I grow hot peppers every summer to make my secret-recipe homemade salsa.