A unique range and depth of experience is what we believe sets our Partners apart. Collectively, we share over 100 years of private equity experience at Sterling. Each is actively involved both in investment activities and in the oversight and direction of portfolio companies.

Francis Carr

Managing Director


Francis joined Sterling in 2005. He is a board member of DexKo Global and CST Industries and was previously a board member of Liqui-Box and BTEC Turbines. Prior to joining Sterling, Francis was an Associate with Arena Capital Partners (“Arena”), a middle-market private equity fund in New York. At Arena, Francis focused on investments in the community newspaper, financial services and proprietary education sectors. Prior thereto, he worked for both Prudential Securities and ING Barings in the energy investment banking groups, focusing on small cap oil and gas and oilfield service coverage. Francis received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.