Josh Benn joined Duff & Phelps in 2004. He is a managing director and head of the firm's New York Corporate Finance practice. In addition, he leads the firm’s global consumer, retail, food, and restaurants industry practice. Josh has more than 18 years of investment banking experience.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Josh was a partner at Stone Ridge Partners LLC, a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm. Prior to Stone Ridge Partners, Josh was in the M&A and private equity coverage groups at Thomas Weisel Partners and Furman Selz. He has managed merger, acquisition, divestiture and recapitalization transactions and transaction opinions for a variety of public and privately owned clients including: Rock Bottom Restaurants; Noodles & Company; Tourneau; Marlin Firearms co.; Traeger Wood Pellet Grills; Eastern Mountain Sports; SBE, Inc.; Gristede's Supermarkets; Balducci’s, LLC; Friendly Ice Cream Corporation; Steak ‘n Shake; and Salant Corporation. In 2012, Josh was a winner of the 40 UNDER 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards, which honors leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals.
Josh holds a B.A. in political science and French from Dartmouth College. He is a FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 registered representative.