Roberto Buaron, Chairman and CEO (59), founded First Atlantic in 1989. Mr. Buaron was responsible for the acquisition and subsequent highly successful expansion of Berry Plastics from a $57 million injection molding company into a nearly $500 million industry leader valued at more than $800 million. Prior to founding First Atlantic, Mr. Buaron was a senior partner with Overseas Partners Inc., a middle-market private equity firm. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Buaron was a first vice president of Smith Barney, Inc., and a general partner of its venture capital affiliate, First Century Partnership. Prior to joining First Century, Mr. Buaron was a partner of McKinsey. During his nine-year tenure at McKinsey, he counseled senior management at a number of Fortune 500 companies on improving their strategic position and operating performance. Mr. Buaron has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan in Italy, an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is currently the Chairman of Prestolite Electric, Captive Plastics, and Precision Parts, and is a Director of Golfsmith and Country Pure Foods.