Buzz Benson

Senior Advisor

Buzz has been working with the team since 2000. Buzz is a managing partner of SightLine Partners, which manages a series of private equity funds that provide innovative financing solutions to late-stage medical technology companies and creative financing alternatives for their current investors. In 2004, Piper Jaffray Ventures spun out and became SightLine Partners. Prior to founding Piper Jaffray’s VC activities in 1992, Buzz co-headed Piper Jaffray’s healthcare investment banking activities for six years. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 1986, Buzz was a partner at Stonebridge Capital, an investment officer with Cherry Tree Ventures and a manager in the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. 

Buzz is a graduate of St. John's University (MN) and is a CPA (inactive).