Full Name
Joe Benavides
Job Title
Oceansound Partners
Speaker Bio
Joe is the Managing Partner and a Co-Founder of OceanSound. Prior to OceanSound, Mr. Benavides was a Partner at Veritas Capital where he focused on private equity investments in government and technology companies. Mr. Benavides is currently on the board of directors of CFM, DMI, Netrix, RMA and SMX and formerly served on the boards of directors of Abaco Systems, Aeroflex, Anaren, Aptim, KeyPoint Government Solutions, OnSolve and Vencore. Prior to joining Veritas in 2007, Mr. Benavides was a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group. Prior to The Blackstone Group, Mr. Benavides was at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Benavides received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance, cum laude, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Benavides holds a Top Secret Clearance, has been on the board of the Cuba Study Group and is fluent in Spanish.

Founded in 2019 and based in New York, OceanSound focuses on control investments in technology and technology-enabled services companies where its expertise at the intersection of government and enterprise end markets can drive strong growth and outperformance. The team takes an engineering-like approach to value creation based on a structured build, improve and grow process grounded in sound strategic initiatives and operational best practices to achieve accelerated revenue growth and margin enhancement. The firm typically invests $75 to $300 million through controlling-ownership positions in companies with enterprise values of $150 to $750 million. OceanSound currently manages in excess of $1.15 billion in Regulatory Assets Under Management and, to date, has invested in five platform investments which, in turn, have completed nine add-on acquisitions. For more information, please visit www.oceansoundpartners.com.

Contact: jbenavides@oceansoundpartners.com
Joe Benavides