Brian Schwartz is a Principal and original team member of Sterling Partners’ Education Opportunity Fund. At EOF, Brian is responsible for leading the origination, evaluation, and execution of buyout, recapitalizations and growth equity investments across the Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, Corporate Training / Continuing Education and Human Capital Management sectors. In leading investments for the fund, Brian focuses on driving strategic planning and value creation initiatives for portfolio companies via active board level involvement. He also leads the fund’s junior investment professional recruiting, staffing and mentoring efforts.
Since joining in 2016, Brian has completed five investments in technology, tech-enabled, and pure service companies as well as one successful exit via the sale of The National Research Center for College & University Admissions, LLC to ACT, Inc. He oversees investments and is a board member of Reading Plus, Big Blue Marble Academy, and Academic Programs International; he is a board observer for Panopto and Exited Investment: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions.
Brian has held numerous roles over the course of his career all of which have been in private equity investing. Prior to Sterling, Brian served as a Vice President at Huron Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to Huron, he held associate and analyst positions at LaSalle Capital Group and RCP Advisors, respectively. Over his career, Brian has deployed over $1 billion in invested capital across direct private equity and private equity partnership transactions.
Brian received a BBA with distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves as a sponsor for the Elfman-Wareham Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab for the Booth School of Business.