Principal, Head of business Development

Derek DeBenedetto

Derek joined Princeton in 2023 and leads business development at the firm. Previously, Derek spent 5 years as Director of Business Development at ZMC, a private equity firm focused on media, technology and entertainment investments. Prior to ZMC, he worked at PitchBook Data and started his career in the Financial Sponsors group at Cowen & Company.

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

– Steve Jobs

Derek holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.