Greenbriar Staffs Up

Raynard Benvenuti and Noah Roy have joined Greenbriar Equity Group as managing directors, while Arvind Krishnamurthy has joined as a director. Benvenuti has been an advisory director with Greenbriar since last year, and previously was president and CEO of Stellex Aerostructures. Roy was previously with Goldman Sachs, as head of its aero space and defense I-banking group. Krishnamurthy was previously with Veritas Capital Management. 



Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm focused exclusively on making investments in the global transportation industry, announced today that Raynard Benvenuti and Noah Roy have joined the firm as Managing Directors and that Arvind Krishnamurthy has joined the firm as a Director.

“Following the raising of our second fund, one of our top priorities has been expanding the staff in order to capitalize on increased deal flow and manage our portfolio activity,” said Greenbriar co-founder and Managing Partner Regg Jones. “The addition of Ray, Noah and Arvind will allow us to continue to augment both our operating and investment capabilities.”

“We've had the opportunity to work with Ray and Noah previously and have been very impressed with their strengths,” added Joel Beckman, Greenbriar co- founder and Managing Partner. “Arvind has terrific industry and investment experience and fits well into the Greenbriar culture.”

Benvenuti began working with Greenbriar as an Advisory Director in 2007. He previously served as President and CEO of Stellex Aerostructures, Inc. a provider of major structural components and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft, leading the company from bankruptcy to profitability and sale to GKN, plc. Prior to joining Stellex, he was the founder of Concord Investment Partners, a private investment firm specializing in middle market acquisitions of companies in turnaround situations. Earlier in his career, Benvenuti worked at Forstmann Little & Co. and before that at McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

Roy joined Greenbriar from Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and served as head of the aerospace and defense sector within the Investment Banking Division. During his tenure at Goldman, Roy was an advisor to many of the company's most important clients and was involved in a number of Goldman's principal investments in the sector. He was also engaged in advisory activities in a number of transportation and related industrial sectors. Prior to joining Goldman, Roy worked at Rothschild Inc., focusing on merger and restructuring activities in the airline, automotive, aerospace and defense sectors. Roy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. from Georgetown University.

Krishnamurthy joined Greenbriar from Veritas Capital Management, Inc. where he was engaged in private equity investment in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He gained his earlier private equity experience at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and Bain Capital, LLC. Krishnamurthy graduated Magna Cum Laude with an A.B. from Harvard College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC is focused exclusively on making private equity investments in the global transportation industry, including companies in freight and passenger transport, commercial aerospace, automotive, logistics, and related sectors. Greenbriar's managing partners bring over nine decades of collective experience at the highest levels within transportation. Greenbriar manages approximately $1.5 billion of limited partner capital and co-investment commitments. Additional information may be found at .