Rene D. Benedetto is an experienced private equity and venture capital investor with a successful track record of investing in companies in the media, information technology, communications, information services and business services sectors. She has over 15 years experience in leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and growth capital investing and has sourced, structured and invested in over 20 companies with total transactions valued in excess of $2 billion.
Ms. Benedetto joined Trivergance, LLC as a Managing Director in 2008. Prior to Trivergance, Ms. Benedetto was a Principal at Halyard Capital, a middle-market private equity fund focused on media, communications and business services. At Halyard, Ms. Benedetto invested in a number of successful platform companies, including Hanley-Wood and Pfingsten Publishing.
Prior to Halyard, Ms. Benedetto was a General Partner at Impact Venture Partners, an information technology-focused venture capital fund. Prior to that, Ms. Benedetto was a Director at CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of CIBC World Markets, where she focused on communications, Internet and business services investments. Previously, she worked for NationsBank Corporation in the Venture Capital Group and the Investment Banking Group.
Through her years in the private equity community, Ms. Benedetto has gained considerable experience as an investor and board member and has established a significant network of key relationships within the private equity and financial community. In addition to her transaction experience, Ms. Benedetto has extensive experience in portfolio monitoring as well as private equity fundraising.
Ms. Benedetto received a B.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, she received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business of The University of Pennsylvania with a major in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance.