International Crane Foundation


Lawrence Benjamin

Larry is a Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital and a Managing Director at Capwell Partners, both private equity firms. He has more than 25 years of experience leading business turnarounds in the food industry. Most recently, he served in several executive positions and on the board of Royal Ahold, the based global food retailer, including CEO of their U.S. Foodservice unit and COO of their North American food retail businesses. Prior to that, he served as CEO of The NutraSweet Company, Specialty Foods and Stella Foods, and as President of the frozen meals division of Kraft.

Larry is on the Board of Directors of Kate Spade & Co., IRI, ABB Optical Group, Sun Products Corporation and Lake Forest Academy, and is an active member of The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island. He has a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Columbia University and is completing a Master of Public Health degree at Loyola University Chicago.