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    Eric Becker

    Co-Chairman, Chicago Ideas; Co-Founder, Sterling Partners

    Eric Becker is co-founder of Sterling Partners, a value-added, growth private equity firm founded in 1983. Becker was senior managing director of Sterling and co-chaired the Operating Committee, which oversees the firm’s 32 portfolio companies. He is currently a board member of Sterling Partners, Remedi Seniorcare and Roti Mediterranean Grill. He has been a board member of many Sterling portfolio companies, including Innotrac Logistics, Prospect Mortgage, Spartan Aeronautical College and Securenet Payment Systems. Becker recently founded Caretta, a private investment platform that partners with and helps grow the next evolution of great businesses.

    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, and Grant Partners, a private value fund.

    Becker is a member of WPO and CEO, is a past chapter chairman of YPO and is on the board of the Living Classrooms Foundation. He served on the boards of Port Discovery Children’s Museum and Business Volunteers Unlimited. In 2013, he was involved in starting LaUNCh, a best in class venture lab and business accelerator in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    Past Events

    Thursday, Oct 16 2014

    9 AM

    So, you’ve got a great idea and a business plan. Now what? Learn how to craft your pitch, tell a compelling story and engage potential funders and... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Monday, May 18 2015

    Thursday, Oct 15 2015

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