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.

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“Choices are the hinges of destiny” – EM. Last year about this time I made the decision to train for the Wall Street Decathlon aka #theD10. I also dedicated myself to raise $5,000 for PEDIATRIC CANCER. Along the way, Ive had life experiences that have made me realize that this is a challenge I must conquer. Life’s losses, and gifts, are both to be appreciated, just as night and day are, in their own right. For every occurrence in life in another opportunity to grow. #turfwars was the warmup, but come June 10 the main event happens. For those who know me, you know I put my heart and soul into that which I dedicate myself to. Please help me accomplish my goal by supporting this cause and the hundreds of athletes helping to raise over 8 millions dollars for kids who may not get a chance to live a full life without the help of these funds. The link below or in my bio will take you to the site. #dedication #tonehousenyc #boutthatlife #dna #discipline #committosomething https://nyc.thed10.com/competitors/460

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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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