A collection of thoughts and learnings from our team and quick links to articles of note.
A nice article by the Baltimore Business Journal on HiTECH's expansion to Baltimore.
"Going For Green" at Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank
Aly Reeves' and Sage Albert's "Going For Green" initiative especially impressed us at the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank Competition. Initially, Reeves and Albert began working with traditional kids, teaching them to swim. After Philanthropy Tank this year, they will include and incorporate special needs kids and offer them free swim lessons.
HiTECH is coming to Baltimore
Our fearless leader was featured in the Baltimore Business Journal discussing HiTECH's expansion to Baltimore.
Liabilities Beyond the Books
I’m always amazed at how little companies know about the liabilities embedded in their used electronics devices. Exhaustive efforts are taken to protect a company’s brand, integrity, and backing up the company server. Yet, many companies remain unaware about the security risks associated with the sensitive data stored in retired office laptops, mobile devices, copying machines, processing units, and data centers.
HiTech Assets runs all operations on renewable energy
Beginning last month, HiTech now runs all operations on renewable energy, furthering their commitment to sustainability.
NACD’s Directorship Magazine: “What Investors Want Now”
Eric shared his outlook on corporate boards and leadership with Judy Warner at National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Comments from Eric appear in the June issue of NACD’s Directorship Magazine: “Directors need to be good at both supporting and challenging the CEO. Think of it as book ends. Striking the right balance of support and challenge is what makes a board great.”
Leading in the World of Business and Medicine: Putting the Needs of Customers, Employees, and Patients First
The Journal of the American College of Radiology published an article co-authored by Eric who provides stories and insights on his experience leading people - customers, employees, and board members - throughout his career.
Eastman Egg adds new locations after $1.5mm round
We are excited to continue our support for Eastman Egg Company as they add new locations this year.
Caretta and GBT Capital Announce Partnership with HiTech Assets
Caretta and GBT Capital, a Phoenix-based founder-focused investment firm, have formally announced today that they have acquired a majority stake in HiTech Assets LLC (“HiTech”) and established a long-term partnership with the company’s Founder Lane Epperson and existing senior management. The transaction closed on March 25, 2016 and terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank
Several teams of seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank competition on March 17. Caretta is honored to help mentor three of the teams going forward.
Adams Gala Recap
UNC posted a nice article about the Adams Gala and the Entrepreneurial Pioneer Award. We are thrilled to support the next generation of innovators and leaders through the Adams program.
The Adams Apprenticeship program is a network of students and UNC alumni that shapes, supports, and speeds the transition to entrepreneurial careers.
Caretta in the News
Danielle Fugazi wrote a nice piece about Caretta in M&A Magazine. In the article, Eric addresses some of the advantages of our model: “We have more flexibility. We can partner with founders and own fewer companies for a longer period of time. I liked the idea of really partnering."
Great article in Crain's Chicago Business about Roti, one of the great companies that Caretta supports. Roti is overhauling its menu as it positions itself to expand across the country within the next decade.
In light of Thanksgiving, I am grateful to my father for helping me get my start in business. Check out this article from the New York Times in 1999.
Carolina Connection Highlights The Becker Family's Involvement in Launch
This article tells the story how the Becker family came to be involved with Launch Chapel Hill.
Caretta in the News
A sit down conversation with Shia Kapos for her “Taking Names” column in Crain’s Chicago Business.
Chicago Ideas Week
Chicago was abuzz this year with the fifth annual Chicago Ideas Week (October 17-23). Founded by Brad Keywell, CIW is a weeklong event that brings together some of the brightest minds in Chicago and beyond to discuss innovation. Featured speakers this year were General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, David Gregory, Martha Stewart and many more. Keywell and his Co-Chairman, Caretta's Eric Becker, kicked off the event with the State of the Union on October 17th. See some of the media coverage below:
Eastman Egg In The News
The Eastman Egg Company was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business in June. The growing fast-casual breakfast and coffee restaurant is using its latest round of expansion funding to build out their Ogilvie Station restaurant and develop mobile ordering technology:
Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank
Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank is officially open. The innovative competition will showcase Palm Beach County students “pitching” innovative community-focused solutions to a panel of four area philanthropists who each committed $25,000 to fund ideas that directly achieve unique and creative solutions to community issues.
Launch Chapel Hill in the News
One of the great organizations that Caretta supports and admires is Launch Chapel Hill, an organization focused on fostering entrepreneurship and startup activity in the University of North Carolina’s town of Chapel Hill and Orange County. Launch was recently in the news as they continue to achieve incredible success:
Caretta Launches in Chicago
We’re pleased to announce the official kick-off of Caretta. With our first post, allow us to share a brief overview of who we are and what we’ve set out do.