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Eric Becker

Eric Becker is the founder and fearless leader of Caretta. Eric is also co-founder and advisor of Sterling Partners, a value-added, growth private equity firm launched in 1983. He was Senior Managing Director of Sterling and Co-Chairman of Sterling’s Operating Committee. Over 30+ years, he and his partners started or acquired over 100 companies. Prior to founding Sterling, Eric and his partners started LifeCard International, a healthcare technology company that automated claims processing and developed digital portable medical records. He attended the University of Chicago. Eric is Co-Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week, a member of WPO, CEO, and a past chapter chairman of YPO. He currently serves on the board of Karma for Cara and the Living Classrooms Foundation.

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Ryan Schultz

Ryan is responsible for sourcing opportunities and managing the investment process at Caretta. He was previously on the investment team at Sterling Partners, a Chicago–based private equity firm, and in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Piper Jaffray & Co. where he was responsible for M&A advisory and public and private capital raising. Ryan graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Denver. When he’s not working, Ryan is an avid amateur photographer and globetrotter.

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Oliver Rose

Oliver manages Caretta’s business development efforts and helps portfolio companies with technology, marketing and growth initiatives. He is an innovator and technologist at heart. Prior to joining Caretta, he helped launch Imprint, a startup focused on helping people aggregate and share family memories. He produced television documentaries for the National Geographic Channel and his independent film “From North Carolina to Normandy” has been recognized by NPR. He graduated with distinction from University of North Carolina and was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.

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