Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves. ~Andrew Carnegie
Robert Chartener is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations. He served on Foundation Source’s Board of Directors for more than 10 years before taking on the role as CEO. Robert is an experienced operating, financial, and investment professional with expertise in a variety of functional areas, industries, and situations. Prior to becoming CEO of Foundation Source, he had served as chairman or CEO of several companies in the services and consumer products sectors. Robert was a managing partner of a small-business investment company organized by J.H. Whitney & Co., a private-equity firm founded in 1946. Prior to joining Whitney, Mr. Chartener was a co-founding partner of Winslow Partners LLC, a Washington D.C. private-equity firm investing primarily in Central Europe. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Chartener worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and New York, where he was a senior member of the firm’s Principal Investment Area. Robert has served on the finance committee of Washington National Cathedral, as a trustee of Cardigan Mountain School, and as founding chairman of The Magdalene College Foundation. He is on the board of a family foundation based in New York City, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Robert earned degrees from Princeton University and Cambridge University. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Robert is a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge University. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.