Courtney H. Benenson
Courtney H. Benenson is a Managing Director of LB&Co. Prior to joining the firm in early 2011, Ms. Benenson was a marketing and strategy executive, most recently with American Express and earlier with the Women’s National Basketball Association and Madison Square Garden. Her professional experience has extended to all aspects of marketing, customer experience and strategy development and implementation. She has worked with clients and strategic partners across multiple industries, including financial services, sports, entertainment, insurance, food and beverage, digital strategy, and wireless industries, among others.
Since joining LB&Co., Ms. Benenson has served several clients including Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., American Optical Services, American Tire Distributors, Inc., Arch Coal, Inc., Bluestem Brands, Inc., Broadview Networks, C&D Technologies, Inc., Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., CareCore National, LLC, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, Denbury Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, EP Energy Corporation, FairPoint Communications, Inc., Flowserve Corporation, Freedom Innovations, LLC., Grizzly Energy, LLC, Integra Telecom, Inc., International Seaways, Inc., MoneyGram International, Inc., NYSE Blue, PHI, Inc., POOL Corporation, Prolacta Bioscience, Purple Innovation, Inc., SEACOR Marine, LLC, Skyline Champion Corporation, SPARTA Insurance Holdings, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., Tembec Inc., Tronox Limited, Vantage Drilling Company, Vibrant Media, Inc, Warrior Met Coal, Inc., Weatherford International plc, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A., and Woodbine Acquisition Corporation, among others. Her work focuses on establishing links between incentive compensation plans and our clients’ strategic and operating plans. As a Summer Associate during her undergraduate years, Ms. Benenson assisted in the development of compensation plans and programs for such clients as ACTV, Cognitive Arts Corporation, and Schieffelin & Somerset Co., among others.
Ms. Benenson holds both A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from Cornell University and an M.S. degree in financial risk management from NYU Stern School of Business. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the New York Athletic Club; she is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the League Education and Treatment Center in New York City and continues to serve on the Board; she has served on the Alumni Campaign Committee for The Chapin School; and she currently serves on the Benefit Committee for Young New Yorkers For The Philharmonic. She has served as the National Chair of Young Alumni Annual Giving for Cornell University, and is currently a member of the Metro New York Regional Campaign Committee for the Cornell Annual Fund. Ms. Benenson served as a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation from 1999 to 2012.