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 at the Harvard Kennedy School. He joined the PEN America Board in 2010.