As Managing Director for Corporate Development, Andre Bennin sources, evaluates and executes direct minority and control investments that align with Strada Education Network’s mission and complement the organization’s subsidiaries. In addition, Bennin manages relationships with Strada’s portfolio companies and fund managers. He currently serves on the boards of Authess, BridgeEdu, BrightHive, Cell-Ed, Upswing, and Kenzie Academy.
Bennin rejoined Strada Education Network in January 2019 after working in the Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb. In this role, Bennin managed the economic and workforce development and infrastructure portfolios, providing oversight, policy and strategic direction to seven state agencies. He also helped spearhead the creation of the state’s $250 million new investment vehicle, the Next Level Fund. Prior to this, Bennin worked on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary for the staff of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Bennin originally joined Strada in 2013 as deputy chief of staff to the CEO, playing an integral role in the organization’s transition to its mission of Completion With a Purpose.
He earned a bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from Brigham Young University.