Allen Carpe Benello is the founder and general partner of White River Partners L.P., a private investment fund based in San Francisco, California, which he founded in 2000. He previously worked in the investment management division of PICO Holdings Inc., when the company was controlled by Sir Ron Brierley’s Guinness Peat Group.
Benello graduated with a B.A. in history from Tufts University in 1988, and received an M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1992, where he was an Olin Fellow in strategic studies. Benello has lectured at finance seminars in North America, South America and Europe.
From 1999 to 2003, Benello served on the board of the ICA Group in Boston, Massachusetts. The ICA Group is a non-profit organization fostering employee ownership. He currently serves on the board of GiveSurf, whose mission is to collect surfing equipment for the benefit of underprivileged youths around the world.