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Michael Barr ’93

Partner, Sterling Investment Partners

Mike is a Partner at Sterling Investment Partners, a middle market private equity firm with a 25 year track record of investing in and building companies across a number of market sectors.  Mike joined Sterling in 2001 as an associate and over 15 years at Sterling has developed experience across all facets of private equity investing including sourcing opportunities, negotiating and structuring both buy-side and sell-side transactions, and working with management teams after Sterling’s initial investment to help drive strategy and growth.  Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Sterling portfolio companies.  Prior to joining Sterling Investment Partners, Mike was a senior auditor at Arthur Andersen and an associate in Corporate Finance at Lehman Brothers.  In between Lehman Brothers and Sterling, Mike was VP, Finance of Wellsteads, a start up focused on an innovative business model combining technology with retail food delivery.

Mike graduated Claremont McKenna in 1993 with a BA in Economics and Accounting, and received an MBA in 1998 from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mike lives in CT with his wife Susan and three children.

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