THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

BEN C. BRYANT, JR.

CREWS CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE

Ben C. Bryant is currently Executive-in-Residence at the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Memphis, assisting with advice, direction and mentoring for the initiatives within the Center. Mr. Bryant is a member of the Crews Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the Management Information Systems Advisory Council, the U of M President’s Innovation Board, and a former Executive-in-Residence of the FedEx Institute of Technology. He is Vice-Chairman of the University of Memphis Board of Visitors and is a past President of the Tiger Athletics Advisory Board. He is a past member of the President’s Research Foundation Board, and in 1999, he was given the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2010, he received the Tennessee Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy and is a chartered member of the University of Memphis athletic Ambassador Club.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Monogram Food Solutions. He has served as president of Cook Systems International, president of BCB Investment Group and Chairman and CEO of SCB Computer Technology, Inc.(NASDAQ: SCBI) of which he was a founder of as Seltmann, Cobb & Bryant, Management Consultants in 1976. Mr. Bryant was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs in 1999 .

Mr. Bryant received BBA in Accounting in 1968 from Memphis State University, and an MS degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis in 1995.

Description of Business:

Information technology services company

Year Business Founded:

1976

Year Inducted:

1998

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“‘The vision and ingenuity expressed only by entrepreneurs will be the necessary catalyst required to take advantage of the continuing advancement in technology. There is always room for another good idea. True progress in any business depends on the vision, planning and implementation of the leaders of today.”