Kerry Benson, Managing Director and Chief Information Officer for the PFM Group, joined The Philadelphia Foundation’s Board of Managers in 2014.
Benson is responsible for overseeing all firm-wide information technology activities and resources. That includes infrastructure management, telecommunications and networking, applications development and support, enterprise services, project management, disaster recovery, outsourcing, facilities and auxiliary operations.
He chairs PFM’s Technology committee, which plays an active role in shaping the firm’s long-term technology strategy.
For more than 25 years, Benson has worked in the Information Technology field. Prior to joining PFM, he spent six years as a Vice President in the Global Technology Services division for State Street Corporation. In that position, he was responsible for managing a full-service IT organization that provided mutual fund accounting and fund administration services for over $250 billion in assets for BlackRock.
Prior to joining State Street, Benson spent six years at Deloitte Consulting, rising to the level of Senior Manager. While at Deloitte, he worked with clients in the Financial Services, Public Sector, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industries, providing systems integration, project and program management, strategy, and business process reengineering consulting services.
Benson has a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, Stern Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bernard M. Baruch College. He is a recipient of the 2011 Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award.