The Brooklyn Standard
A graduate of Tulane University, Benji worked in international finance for 6 years at Bear Stearns as part of their strategic proprietary group that invested firm capital into emerging markets. He was highly regarded for his ability to identify countries and sectors that were on the cusp of dramatic growth. These investments in Brazil, China, Korea, and India generated returns of at least 35% a year from 2004 through 2007. From 2008 to 2012, Benji co-founded and managed partner of Paper Street Films, an industry-leading NY-based independent film financing and production company. In that time, he raised over $20 million to produce and finance eight feature films between the budgets of $1 to $5 million that went on to garner great festival awards and commercial success. Benji is recently married.