Robert Benavidez joined Mission Graduates in January 2018 and serves as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Since 2002 Robert has focused his talents within various nonprofit sectors supporting organizations providing services for foster youth, LGBT mental health services, HIV/AIDS services, homeless families, children’s healthcare, and women’s health.
Before working in the nonprofit industry Robert’s career was spent in the financial services industry in New York and San Francisco. Serving in executive roles he has led organizational growth building teams for a brokerage and private equity firms.
He holds a B.S. in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco. He is currently enrolled in the University of San Francisco’s School of Management Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate program.
He has volunteered over the last fifteen years for various non-profits in the Bay Area and previously served as a member of the board of directors for Project Inform and Philanthropy by Design. Since July 2019 he has served on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood of Northern California currently serving as Board Treasurer, Operations Committee Chair, and on the Investment & Audit Committees.