The Sterling Team

Douglas L. Newhouse

Managing Partner & Founder

Doug has been with Sterling since 1991. Doug serves as a director of AIMS Companies, American West Restaurant Group, and Belnick. Doug is a former director of Aavid Thermal Technologies, All My Sons, American Buildings Company, Cambridge International, The CBORD Group, Excelligence Learning, GPX International Tire, Intertainer, The Kenan Advantage Group, Miller Heiman, The Parts Plus Group, Shape Technology, and Washington Inventory Service.

Prior Experience

Prior to Sterling, Doug was a founder and managing director of Middex Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle market companies. Previously, He served as a senior vice president in the corporate finance department of Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Doug served as vice president of the Matuschka Group in Munich, West Germany. Doug earned a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


Doug is an Executive Committee Member of both the Naval War College Foundation and the Newport Historical Society. He is also a member of the Board IYRS School of Technology and Trades, the Private Equity Council at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Emeritus Advisory Council at Cornell University Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He previously served for 13 years as the chair of the Investment Committee at Greens Farms Academy Westport, Connecticut. Doug has also been as a guest lecturer on private equity at both the Dyson School at Cornell University and The Booth School at the University of Chicago.


M.B.A. University of Chicago School of Business
B.S. Cornell University