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Eric Becker

Founder & Chairman at Cresset Capital
Eric Becker has a long history of starting, backing and nurturing growing companies. He co-founded Sterling Partners (1983), a value-added, growth private equity firm that raised eight funds with over $5.7B of capital. Becker was senior managing director of Sterling and co-chaired the Operating Committee, which oversaw the firm’s portfolio companies. He is a co-founder of Roti Modern Mediterranean and a board member of Remedi Seniorcare. In 2015, Becker founded Caretta Group, which invests directly in private companies for the long-term, and founded VennPoint, which invests directly in value-added real estate. Recently, Becker co-founded and co-chairs Cresset Wealth Advisors, an innovative wealth management platform. Prior to founding Sterling, Becker and his partners started LifeCard International, a healthcare technology company that automated claims processing and developed digital portable medical records. LifeCard was acquired by Blue Cross Blue Shield CareFirst. Prior to LifeCard International, while Becker was an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, he worked for the Levy Organization, a Chicago-based real estate and restaurant firm. Eric is also keenly interested and active in a range of civic and philanthropic organizations including serving as past Chapter Chairman DC/Baltimore of YPO, CEO and Member of YPO Palm Beach. He is on the board of the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Karma for Cara Foundation. In 2013, he helped start LaUNCh, a best in class venture lab and business accelerator in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.