SynapSense Corporation has named Ryan Benton its chief financial officer (CFO).

Bentonjoins the SynapSense team with 20 years of finance and operating experience. Prior to SynapSense, Benton served as CFO of SoloPower, Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight and flexible thin-film solar cells and modules.

Benton also previously served in positions such as corporate controller for eFunds Corporation and as a financial consultant to ASMA. Benton has been responsible for external and internal reporting, fundraising and numerous business system implementations at public and private companies ranging from fast-growing start-ups to public companies with more than $600 million in annual sales.

“SynapSense is enjoying strong global demand for our Data Center Optimization Platform, and Ryan’s background is an ideal fit for our executive team as we continue to experience significant growth,” said Peter Van Deventer, CEO.

Bentonbegan his career as a certified public accountant working for Arthur Andersen & Co. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s in Business Administration.