Sterling Partners to Serve as Cornerstone Sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week

October 8, 2013

Chicago Growth Equity Firm Supports Innovation, Collaboration, Local Community

CHICAGO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented investment firm with more than $5 billion of assets under management, announced it will serve as a sponsor of Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) from October 14-20. In its third year, CIW is a global hub for innovative ideas and is expected to draw more than 25,000 participants.

“Sterling is excited to partner with a mission-driven initiative that is meant to inspire new ideas, establish connections, and explore the many different types of innovation,” said Chairman and Co-founder Steven Taslitz. “Our purpose, ‘Inspired Growth,’ drives our investing and our partnerships. We seek opportunities that promote the values we revere and that enrich our communities, our portfolio companies and ourselves.”

Chicago-based Sterling Partners will be active during the week’s activities across the city. On October 17 from 4:00PM – 5:30PM, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director Chris Hoehn-Saric will participate in the “Education: State of the Student,” panel, which will examine the most effective ways to educate and will provide color around the journey of the average American student. Sterling’s Hoehn-Saric, one of five speakers, possesses a rich background in education. He is a former CEO of Sterling portfolio company Educate Inc. and co-CEO of Sylvan Learning Systems Inc.