Ted Beneski is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Insight Equity Holdings LLC.
Insight Equity currently manages three buyout equity funds and a mezzanine debt fund. Insight Equity’s total capital under management is approximately $1.4B. Its institutional investors consist primarily of academic endowments, foundations, state investment funds, and pooled funds.
Ted currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the general partner of Emerge Energy Services LP, Versatile Processing Group Holdings, Plasman Group, Panolam, and Riverbend Foods. Ted also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of American Civil Constructors, Micross Components, MB Precision Investment Holdings, Dustex Holdings, and VirTex Investment Holdings.
Prior to founding Insight Equity, Ted was a founding principal and Senior Vice President of the Carlyle Management Group (CMG), a private equity group which yielded annual investment returns of over 60% during his tenure there. This group was the Carlyle Group’s special situations and turnarounds entity which also managed its own dedicated fund.
Before CMG, Ted was the co-founder and Managing Director of Bain & Company’s Dallas office. Bain is a global leader in strategy-based management consulting services. As a Senior Partner at Bain for nearly ten years, Ted advised Fortune 100 clients across a wide range of industries in the areas of portfolio and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational improvement, organizational and process redesign, new product introduction and growth strategy.
Prior to Bain, Ted worked for five years as a commercial banker with Bankers Trust in New York and Shawmut Corporation in Boston.
Ted currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Amherst College (MA) and Trinity University (TX).
Ted received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Amherst College, majoring in economics.