National Advisory Council

William P. Benac, Sr.

Membership Information:

Member Since: 1993


Barbara T. Benac


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


  • corporate finance
  • private equity


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.