I like making things

My Story

Hi, I’m Ben Ward (he/him). I’m an developer and entrepreneur based in Maui. My first company, Solis, was the second domain registrar in Japan. My second company, Maneo, was the first social lending company in Japan. After that I created Maui-based Cheqbook, a cloud accounting SaaS helping small-business owners managing their books faster. Then, I was VP of Engineering at Findery, a social network for users to share what fascinates them about places in the world. Currently, I’m a software engineer for RealGeeks. My passions are Ruby on RailsReact, making, and triathlons. See what I’ve been up to lately.

Recent Work

SKill seT

Backend: Ruby, Python, Node


Frontend: React,Vue, Angular


DB: Postgres, MySQL, Mongo


DevOps: AWS, Kube, Docker



"Maui Labs has been a very reliable and dependable outsourcing resource for WIXI. The president Ben Ward has always been quick to help come up with creative and innovative solutions to our continuously changing business. Maui labs has also shown expertise and understanding in the Japanese market, a huge benefit for any company needing assistance with any systems which may encounter double-byte issues or problems with their software."
Darshaun Nadeau - Founder/CEO Hubnami/Wixi
"I've known Ben for nearly 10 years and had the pleasure of working with him on 3 different ventures. Ben is an expert at prototyping; turning ideas into innovative products/services. Moreover, he brings a high level of enthusiasm to any project which is contagious and helps to energize those around him. Needless to say, he is a pleasure to work with and I strongly recommend him if you are thinking about developing a new service on the Internet."
Jeffrey Char - Founder & CEO, J-Seed Ventures
"Ben is an engineer with an amazing ability to stay focused and get the job done. I got to know Ben during the fall of 2011. I'm simply astounded by how much progress he's made on the application in the past 18 months (mid 2013) with relative little help given what's been accomplished. I can say this wholeheartedly, as I'm using cheqbook.com to run several family businesses with great success (compared to Quicken or QuickBooks)"
Justin Gordon - Consultant and Founder at Shaka Code, LLC
"Ben is a true team player. He was hired to work on one particular project, but when we needed him to help fill a management vacancy he was willing to step up and accept the responsibility. He did an excellent job managing his team, dealing with the constant stream of work and skillfully dealing with a number of challenging customer relationships."
Peter Chow - Project Manager at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
"Ben is a detail-oriented manager and the kind who makes things happening without being afraid to work after hours. Full of very good ideas and energy, it was a pleasure to work with such an easy going person and technically very capable."
Jean-Michel Becar - Head of the Program Management Office and Lead Architect IAEA

Latest Posts