Chris Snyder was born in 1942 in New Brunswick, N.J., and graduated in 1960 from Plainfield High School, N.J., where he was a member of the Radio Club. He attended Lehigh University and received a B.S. degree in business in 1964, an M.S. degree in economics in 1966, and a Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1969. He then served in the U. S. Air Force as a captain on the staff of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Chris began his business career in 1972 as a Vice President with Chase Manhattan Bank and in 1976 became Group Vice President with Data Resources, a division of Standard & Poor’s. In 1985 he founded the Loan Pricing Corporation that later was sold to Reuters and went on to build the first Loan Syndication Research Group at J.P. Morgan. In 2000 he co-founded Private Client Resources and in 2012 started Peer Vantage, where he helps households compare their portfolio performance with their peers. He and his wife Anne live in New Canaan and have two children and six grandchildren. He is a member of the New Canaan Rotary and The Country Club of Darien.