The PagnatoKarp Team.

Paul Pagnato III

Eric Becker

Founder and Co-Chairman, Cresset

Eric Becker is Founder and Co-Chairman at Cresset, together with PagnatoKarp a top family office and private wealth management firm with over $10.6 billion assets under management.¹  Eric provides deep expertise to founders, entrepreneurs, private equity partners, and ultra high net worth families. He 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; Trilogy/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.

In the community, Eric is active in a range of civic and philanthropic organizations and holds multiple board positions. He 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 successful entrepreneurial career.