Founder and Co-Chairman
Eric Becker is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Cresset, an award-winning multi-family office with over $27 billion assets under management¹. Alongside Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Avy Stein, Eric was one of Cresset’s first two clients. He provides deep expertise to founders, entrepreneurs, private equity partners, and ultra-high net worth families in addition to serving on the firm’s leadership team.
Eric has a long history of starting, backing, and nurturing companies. Prior to Cresset, Eric co-founded Sterling Partners (1983), a value-added, growth private equity firm that raised eight funds with over $5.7B of capital. At Sterling, Eric served for 32 years as Senior Managing Director and Co-Chairman of the Operating Committee.
Eric also founded the Caretta Group (2015), a private investment firm that invests in and partners with customer-focused growth companies that have a compelling mission; Vennpoint (2015), a real estate investment firm that invests in value-added real estate in the path of progress; and LifeCard International (Co-Founder), a healthcare technology company that automated claims processing and developed digital portable medical records.
Across the United States, Eric is active in a range of civic and philanthropic organizations and holds multiple board positions. He is on the board of Coaching Corps, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports youth in low-income neighborhoods by connecting them with an adult athletic coach. Eric served as the Co-Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week, a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to provoke new ideas and inspire actionable results. He is also past Chapter Chairman of DC/Baltimore YPO, and a Palm Beach Chapter Member of CEO, YPO, and Tiger21. Eric attended The University of Chicago and studied Economics before launching his entrepreneurial career.