Joe Benavides

Managing Partner, OceanSound Partners

Joe is the Managing Partner and a Co-Founder of OceanSound. He was formerly a Partner at Veritas Capital and a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group. Joe is currently on the board of directors of CFM, DMI, Lynx, Netrix, RMA and SMX and formerly served on the boards of directors of Abaco Systems, Aeroflex, Anaren, Aptim, KeyPoint Government Solutions, OnSolve and Vencore (formerly known as The SI Organization). Earlier in his career, Joe was at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Joe 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. Joe holds a Top-Secret government security clearance, is on the board of the Cuba Study Group and is fluent in Spanish.