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Douglas Newhouse


Managing Partner
Sterling Investment Partners (Westport, Connecticut)


Mr. Douglas L. Newhouse is a Managing Partner at Sterling Investment Partners. At the firm, he is also a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Sterling Investment Partners, L.P. and Sterling Investment Partners II, L.P. He is based at the Westport office of the firm. He is also responsible for Sterling Ventures Limited. He was a co-founder of the firm’s predecessor in 1991 as well as co-founder of Sterling Investment Partners. Mr. Newhouse is involved in all aspects of the firm's investment activities, including sourcing opportunities, negotiating and structuring transactions, and working with management teams after the firm’s initial investment. Prior to this, he was the Founder and President at Middex Capital Corp. from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Newhouse was a Senior Vice President of the Corporate Finance Department at Lehman Brothers. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at the Matuschka Group based in Munich, West Germany. Mr. Newhouse began his career on Wall Street as an oil service industry Research Analyst at Mitchell Hutchins, Inc.


Mr. Newhouse received an M.B.A. from the University Of Chicago School of Business and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Board Affiliations

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of, U.S. Shipping General Partner, LLC since July 2002; GPX International Tire Corporation; Excelligence Learning Corporation; Miller Heinman; FCX Performance, Inc.; and Intertainer Inc. Mr. Newhouse was previously a Member of the Board of Directors of Cambridge International, Aavid Thermal Technologies, Inc. from October 1993 to June 1998; The CBORD Group, Inc.; American Buildings Company since January 1993; The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. and its predecessors since December 1998; and Washington Inventory Service. He is the Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Board of Directors of Greens Farm Academy and is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pequot Library. Mr. Newhouse also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Undergraduate Business Advisory Council at Cornell University.