National Advisory Council

William P. Benac, Sr.

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1993


Barbara T. Benac


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


  • corporate finance
  • private equity
  • entrepreneurship


Bill Benac is president of Pathway Center in Chennai, India, which has served 32,000 disadvantaged youth and adults; a member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas, the Advisory Council of the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and the Leadership Council of The BYU Museum of Art. Bill is co-owner of PrimaLend Capital and was head of global finance for Verizon and EDS Corporations; a private equity executive with Carl Icahn Associates and Cerberus Capital; a bank CEO; six-time CFO and has listed companies on the Tokyo, Paris, London, New York, and NASDAQ stock exchanges. Bill earned his bachelor's and MBA degrees from BYU and his JD from Pace University. He is a member of the bar in New York and Connecticut and is a CPA and CMA. Bill and Barbara have nine children and twenty-one grandchildren.