National Advisory Council

William P. Benac, Sr.

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1993

Spouse:

Barbara T. Benac

Employment:

Job Title: Partner
Company: Crescent Equity Inc.
Location: Texas, United States

Expertise:

  • corporate finance
  • private equity

Biography:

Bill Benac is coowner of PrimaLend Capital in Dallas. Previously he was head of global finance for Verizon Corporation and then held the same position for EDS (now HP Enterprises); a private equity executive with Odyssey Partners, Clayton Dublier & Rice, Cerberus Capital, and Carl Icahn Associates; a bank CEO; president of several finance companies; and six-time CFO. He has been on the boards of numerous civic organizations, including Board Pathway Orphanage in Chennai, India, for twenty-five years. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from BYU, his JD from Pace University School of Law, and is a CPA and CMA. Bill and Barbara have nine children and nineteen grandchildren.