Benedict joined Baird Private Equity in 2000 and concentrates on investments in the Business Services sector, with an emphasis on information services and financial technology. Benedict is a current member of the board of directors at ALI Solutions, Arroweye Solutions, edo Interactive, Fellon McCord, High Street Partners, Sittercity, SnagAJob and StartWire. He has also worked directly with 15 other investments of Baird Private Equity, including Axcelerant, HireRight, NimbleGen Systems, and PayChoice. Prior to BVP, Benedict worked for KPMG LLP in the information, communications and entertainment group within the assurance practice of the Chicago office, where he focused on the software and telecommunications sectors. He received his BBA, with a major in Accountancy, from the University of Notre Dame. Benedict is a member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, Irish Angels and Chicago Children's Museum Auxiliary Board.