LEHI, Utah — Ben Hodson, CEO and co-founder of JobNimbus, has been recognized as a Utah Business CEO of the Year Honoree. The honor comes just as the software company celebrates its ninth year in business. JobNimbus is a leading customizable CRM and project management platform for contractors.

The award recognizes 20 CEOs in various industries who have led their organizations with strength, courage and endurance, and have made it their mission to change the way business is done in Utah. Hodson is one of five recipients who is both CEO and founder. JobNimbus was founded in 2013 after Hodson and his partners saw a need in the roofing and contractor management industry. His leadership has led JobNimbus to grow over 300% in just three years.

“Ben is one of those leaders where after spending three minutes with him, you say, ‘I need more Ben Hodson in my life.’ He massively cares about every single member of our JForce, our customers, and our company mission,” said Jared Olsen, JobNimbus vice president of people experience. “One of Ben’s superpowers is his ability to be transparent. Each week Ben gets in front of the entire company, and when we walk away, we feel like we can breathe fire, and we have clarity on what the business needs that week. Ben is the leader others aspire to be.”

Hodson is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for improving lives. Many of his companies have gone on to become successful ventures. After graduating from the University of Washington, Hodson started and ran various companies, including Venafi (a security software company that later sold for $1.15 billion), RepeatSys (a software consulting firm), CrankLeft (an entertainment company), and now JobNimbus. Hodson has made it a point to pay it forward and share the business lessons he has learned throughout his career. His lessons can be viewed on the JobNimbus YouTube series Building Business, as well as What Makes A CEO.

“I believe in our company mission, which is to ‘Make Contractors Heroes.’ Seeing customers fix their businesses, hire more people, and get closer to achieving their dreams is just so powerful,” Hodson says. “It animates everything we do at JobNimbus. Along with that, each of our team members gets to level up daily as we make a positive impact in the world and grow ourselves into the heroes we want to be.”