Chris Oberbeck has over 25 years of experience in leveraged finance, from distressed debt to private equity, and has originated, structured, negotiated, consummated, managed and monitored investments in a wide variety of middle-market businesses. Mr. Oberbeck is the Managing Member of Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, the Company’s investment adviser, and the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. Mr. Oberbeck is the Managing Partner of Saratoga Partners, a middle market private equity investment firm, and has served on its investment committee since 1995.
Chris Oberbeck assumed management responsibility for Saratoga Partners in 2008, having co-managed the firm since 1995 when he joined Dillon Read and Saratoga Partners from Castle Harlan, Inc., a corporate buyout firm. Mr. Oberbeck had joined Castle Harlan at its founding in 1987 and was a Managing Director, leading successful investments in manufacturing and financial services companies. Prior to joining Castle Harlan, he worked in the Corporate Development Group of Arthur Young and in corporate finance at Blyth Eastman Paine Webber. Mr. Oberbeck has been a director of numerous middle market companies while at Saratoga Partners and Castle Harlan.
Chris Oberbeck graduated from Brown University with a BS in Physics and a BA in Mathematics, and he earned an MBA from Columbia University.