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Eric Becker

Eric Becker is the founder and fearless leader of Caretta and 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 over its 30 year history raised about $6bn, 8 funds, and invested in over 100 companies. 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 VennPoint, which invests directly in value-added real estate. Recently, Becker co-founded and co-chairs Cresset Capital, an innovative multi-family office and private investing 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.

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