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Meet Bennie’s Leadership Team

Learn more about the team that leads Bennie’s technology, products, services, and culture.

Who Guides Us

Our Leadership

Matt Straz

Matt Straz

Founder/CEO

Matt Straz

Founder/CEO

Matt founded Namely, the HR/Payroll platform that revolutionized HR for mid-sized companies. Previously, Matt co-founded Pictela, the brand content platform acquired by AOL.

Daniel Leslie

Daniel Leslie

CTO

Daniel Leslie

CTO

Daniel leads Technology for Bennie and has deep experience in HR tech, data, security, and engineering. Daniel was formerly a senior tech leader at Ro, Namely, Citi, and NantHealth.

Katie Bronnenkant

Katie Bronnenkant

VP of Finance

Katie Bronnenkant

VP of Finance

Katie heads up finance for Bennie and was an early key leader at Namely, helping to raise over $150M in financing. Katie earned her MBA at IE Business School in Madrid.

Brett Davis

Brett Davis

VP of Sales

Brett Davis

VP of Sales

Over his 10+ year career at Cigna, Brett added hundreds of new customers and onboarded thousands of members. Brett is a licensed health insurance expert across the US.

Chris Flores

Chris Flores

VP of Marketing

Chris Flores

VP of Marketing

Chris leads Marketing and Sales Development at Bennie. He has over 10 years of experience in demand gen, inside sales, and go-to-market operations. Previously, he held key B2B marketing and sales roles at Namely, Northwestern Mutual, and Frost & Sullivan.

Raymond King

Raymond King

VP of Engineering

Raymond King

VP of Engineering

Raymond serves as Vice President of Product Engineering at Bennie. Raymond brings a wealth of knowledge in software architecture and software development methodologies. Previously, Raymond co-founded Hive Technologies and has worked in software architecture with Home Depot and NantHealth.

Greg Autuori

Greg Autuori

VP of Operations

Greg Autuori

VP of Operations

Greg is a highly respected benefits operations leader and has held key roles at Namely, Willis, and Mercer. Greg is a licensed health insurance expert across the US.

Shavon Brown

Shavon Brown

VP of People

Shavon Brown

VP of People

Shavon leads People Operations and Recruiting at Bennie. Shavon is SHRM and PHR certified and has held key roles at Namely, Squarespace, and Crisis Text Line.

Denise Granados

Denise Granados

Senior Director of HR Advisory

Denise Granados

Senior Director of HR Advisory

Denise leads HR Advisory at Bennie. She has over 10 years of experience in managing and growing HR communities along with planning events to help advance the profession. Prior to joining Bennie, she held a key role at the Northern California HR Association.

Who Backs Us

Our Investors

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