Chris Oberbeck is Chairman, CEO, and founder of Saratoga Partners, a New York-based private equity investment firm. His investment and Board of Director responsibilities include Advanced Lighting Technologies, Inc., Emeritus Corporation, Koppers Inc., CEMA Lighting Products India Pvt. Ltd., and Memen Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Since 1990 Oberbeck has been a Trustee of a private foundation that donates primarily to education-oriented charities and scholarships. He started the Renaissance Scholars Fund at Exeter in 1997. He has been a member of the International Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization for many years. He joined the PEN America Board in 2010.