Matthew Benson
Matthew Benson

Matthew Benson, a 20-year veteran at Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Silver Lake investment firm as managing director & head of communications.

At SVB, Benson was managing director in its New York and San Francisco offices.

Prior to joining SVB, he was senior director at the Bivings Group, DC-based digital communications shop, and a legislative aide to Congressman Dave Bonior (D-MI). He also did a two-year stint at the Dukakis for President campaign headquarters in Boston.

Founded in 1999, Silver Lake focuses on technology investments. It has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong and more than $40B in assets under management.

Earlier this month, the firm joined Facebook as an investor in Jio Platforms, which targets the digital services market in India, especially small merchants micro-businesses and farmers.

In April, Silver Lake announced investments in Expedia Group and Airbnb.