November 10, 2020 | Dallas, TX – Sales Benchmark Index (SBI), a management consultancy specializing in revenue growth, today announced that Ryan Tognazzini has joined the firm’s Private Equity practice as a Managing Director.


Ryan originally joined SBI in 2010 as one of the first ten employees.  During his initial tour with SBI he helped launch a dedicated Private Equity Practice at the beginning of 2015, which today serves over 40 PE firms. Ryan is highly sought after by clients for his executive problem solving skills in the areas of go-to-market and revenue health.  Executives, PE operating teams, and deal teams look to Ryan for advice, and rely on his ability to drive positive outcomes through execution.  He has a serial track record of success with his clients.


“I’m thrilled to be back at SBI in their Private Equity practice,” said Tognazzini. “It’s incredibly impressive to see what we have built and the strides we’ve made in this space. Given the macroeconomic influences, there has been an abundance of PE activity lately, and there is tremendous opportunity for us to help private equity firms and their portfolio companies drive outside returns on invested capital.”


Mike Hoffman, Senior Managing Director – Private Equity at SBI, added, “Ryan has come back to SBI with invaluable experience, and has already been an immense value add to our PE practice. He will be a key senior member of the SBI team as we continue to evolve the firm toward assisting private equity firms and their portfolio companies in underwriting to, and executing against, revenue growth based theses.”


Ryan previously spent nine years in sales and operations at Cintas, serving as the GM for the San Francisco branch. In 2016 Ryan left SBI for a CEO position at an enterprise software company, where he successfully transformed the business from 30% to 80% recurring revenue within four years on its way to an exit.


To learn more about Ryan and contact him, visit his bio page.


About Sales Benchmark Index:


SBI is a management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing that is dedicated to helping you Make Your Number.  SBI is a firm comprised of former sales and marketing senior executives combined with top tier management consultants that use the benchmarking method to help clients accelerate their rate of revenue growth.  SBI provides consulting, insights, research and advisory services, and benchmarking data to private equity clients and enterprise clients across North America and Europe.  Founded in 2006, SBI is headquartered in Dallas, TX.  For more information, please visit:



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Executes SBI’s marketing tactics out of the Dallas Executive Briefing Center, The Studio.

Kate is responsible for SBI’s renowned blog content and is instrumental in providing enablement for the Managing Directors.


Prior to joining SBI, Kate worked in restaurant management and operations and led local marketing initiatives. She has also led numerous training and onboarding programs across multiple locations for a variety of positions.


Kate is based in Dallas, Texas, and oversees operations at SBI’s Executive Briefing Center, The Studio.


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