Ben is the Co-Founder and Executive Partner for Arcadia Education. Before joining Arcadia full time in May 2022, he spent 25 years working to improve K12 education nationally. Ten of those years were spent as a charter school promoter and operator starting public charter schools in low-income, urban communities. Ten of those years were spent as a grant-maker with the Charter School Growth Fund, Walton Family Foundation and Kern Family Foundation. From 1994 to 1997, Lindquist was a writer for The Education Industry Report where he evaluated entrepreneurial activity in all sectors of education from childcare through corporate training and development.