Christian Oberbeck is Chairman, CEO, and founder of Saratoga Partners, a New York-based private alternative investment firm and Chairman and CEO of Saratoga Investment Corp. a publicly traded (New York Stock Exchange) Business Development Company. Mr. Oberbeck has been a Trustee since 1990 of a private foundation that donates primarily to education-oriented charities and scholarships. He started the Renaissance Scholars Fund at Phillips Exeter Academy in 1997 and at Brown University in 2004. He has been a member of the World Presidents’ Organization and Chief Executives Organization for many years and serves on the Dean’s Council a the Harvard Kennedy School. He joined the PEN America Board in 2010.