Chris Benson


Title: Chief Financial Officer

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University

I’m a finance professional, business entrepreneur, and avid athlete—with nearly a decade of experience as a senior equity derivatives broker. I serve as Treasurer on the board for Lantern Organization, and as a board director of Lantern Community Services, among other philanthropic endeavors.

I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering before pursuing a career in development in NYC for Lantern Organization. At Lantern, I oversaw the successful financing and construction of multimillion dollar housing developments for at-risk individuals in Manhattan. Eventually I found my way into the finance industry working for ICAP, and I’ve been a successful broker since. As an ex-collegiate athlete at Princeton University, I also share a strong passion for fitness and health—and I’ve used my athletic talents to compete in the D10, a decathlon competition that has historically raised over $12mm for pediatric cancer. I live by the following motto: “The difference between possible and impossible, is dedication.”

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