Chris co-founded Sterling in 1983 and is a Senior Managing Director. Chris is passionate about partnering with talented teams, providing leadership and making available capital resources to build highly impactful education businesses. Chris has been an entrepreneur having founded, Chaired or been the CEO of several education companies including Sylvan Learning, KEE Systems, Prometric, Connections Academy, Meritas and Shorelight Education. Chris also serves on the board of Leman Schools, KeyPath Education, Panopto, and Amerigo Education. He is an emeritus Trustee of Johns Hopkins University having served 18 years on its Board.