Cerberus Capital Management
Benjamin Humphreys is an Operating Partner at Staple Street Capital focused on optimizing and improving portfolio company operations.
Prior to joining Staple Street Capital, Mr. Humphreys was the Chief Financial Officer of Canary, a leading provider of internet connected security cameras and advanced computer vision algorithms.
Prior to his time at Canary, Mr. Humphreys was a Managing Director at BlackRock. His roles included Global Head of Business Finance (including both leadership of the Global FP&A and Sourcing and Vendor Management functions) and Chief Operating Officer for Global Marketing & Communications (including responsibility for marketing analytics, operations and strategy). During his time at BlackRock he also served on a variety of global governance committees, including as Co-Chair of the Sourcing and Vendor Management Governance Council, a member of the Global Controls Committee, a member of the Americas Executive Committee, a member of the Global Financial Crime Committee, and as a member of both the Finance and Global Marketing & Communications Executive Committees.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Humphreys was a Managing Director and Partner at Cerberus Capital Management. For the last three years of his tenure at Cerberus, he was responsible for Accounting, Valuation, Financial Reporting & Strategic Analysis. Prior to that, he spent three years in Cerberus' private equity operations group, partnering with portfolio company management teams to execute value creation programs, leading operational due diligence efforts on new investments, and serving on the Boards of Cerberus portfolio companies including Bluebird Bus and Custom Chrome Europe. During his tenure at Cerberus, Mr. Humphries also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Global Motorsport Group (a Cerberus portfolio company).
Mr. Humphreys began his career at General Electric where he completed the Financial Management and Six Sigma Blackbelt programs and held a variety of roles in finance, risk management and operations in both the United States and United Kingdom.
Mr. Humphreys earned a B.A. degree in Government with Honors from Colby College.