Christopher L. Lake is Chief Financial Officer of PEFS. Prior to joining PEFS, Mr. Lake served as a Finance Director for private-equity firm The Riverside Company. Mr. Lake has more than 25 years of finance, accounting and operations experience, including 15 years as Chief Financial Officer of various portfolio companies of private-equity firm Brookside Equity Partners and 6 years in public accounting with KPMG and RSM. Mr. Lake has a BS in Accounting from Rockford College, an MST from DePaul University, an EMBA from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. with honors from Concord Law School. He is a CPA (in-active) and licensed attorney in the State of California.