Darren Benoit graduated with a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, and began his career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in accounting and corporate finance roles throughout the United States. He also worked at Pillsbury (General Mills) and Dental Services Group in various corporate finance capacities, including Director of Finance.
After earning his M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategy from the Carlson School of Management, Benoit joined a fledgling project staffing and consulting firm in Minneapolis. As the firm’s first non-founder employee, Darren wore many different hats throughout the company’s rapid growth from zero to $47 million in annual revenue in just six years. From there he has been involved as a founder in six incremental, and very successful, consulting industry start-ups.
Darren joined SNI in early 2014 to run its senior level finance contract practice, aka SNI Certes®. His focus is on growth both in terms of geographic locations and consultants on billing. His recipe is simple: recruit and retain the best people, and do whatever it takes to improve the lives of consultants and clients alike.
Darren’s hobbies include real estate investment, capital market study, running, boating, and playing taxi for his three kids. He has a side “gig” as lead singer of a Minneapolis based alt-rock band.