Christian Bennett is a Managing Director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, where he focuses on M&A advisory for software, internet, and services companies.

Since joining Pagemill in 2004, Christian has led and closed more than 75 M&A and capital raise transactions across a variety of technology segments, including internet and media, application software, SaaS, infrastructure software, IT security, storage, and tech-enabled business services. Recent transactions include the sale of Sensity Systems to Verizon, Digital Map Products to Silversmith Capital, ConfigureOne to Autodesk, Leeyo Software to Zuora, TechValidate to SurveyMonkey, and KANA Software to Accel-KKR.

Prior to Pagemill, Christian was a strategy consultant at KPMG and The McKenna Group. At McKenna Christian focused on strategic positioning and growth strategy, working primarily with software and internet companies. Christian also worked at BEA Systems in strategic marketing and at Netscape Communications as a software developer.

Christian holds an AB from Dartmouth College where he majored in Computer Science and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. 

 
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