Oscar Benitez


San Francisco Office

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As a Manager in Third Sector’s San Francisco office, Oscar delivers feasibility assessments, technical assistance, and project construction support to government, nonprofit, and philanthropic clients. Oscar previously worked at Palladium Equity Partners in New York from 2011-2015, a private equity firm with over $2.0bn in AUM focused on investments in family-owned businesses by providing growth capital, strategic guidance, and operational oversight. Oscar’s work included executing investments totaling $100mm in equity, helping source an oversubscribed fund-raise of $1 billion in investor commitments, and overseeing fund management tools and analytics across three funds. Before Palladium, Oscar worked for two years in J.P. Morgan's investment banking division in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group in New York where he focused on providing strategic advisory and debt/equity capital offerings. Oscar's professional experience includes originating research on Mexican immigrant entrepreneurship and economic development in Philadelphia and working in the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Housing and Economic Development focused on Hollywood and Downtown redevelopment initiatives.

Oscar graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Urban Studies, completed the Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and was selected a Gates Millennium Scholar through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.