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About Avy

Avi Stein is co-founder and co-chairman of Cresset Capital Management and serves on the Hilco Global Board of Directors. Together with his Cresset co-founder, Avi has been involved with starting, investing in and growing over 150 businesses and raising funds totaling over $8 billion.

Before launching Cresset in 2017, Avi served as Chief Executive Officer of Willis Stein & Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 1994, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s investments in the education, recycling, telecommunications, energy and consumer sectors. During that time, Avi also co-founded Lincoln Clean Energy, a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale clean energy projects later acquired by I Squared Capital in 2016. Earlier in his career, from 1989 to 1994, Avi served as managing director for Continental Illinois Venture Corp (CIVC). Previously, he was President of Cook Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and served as the parent company’s vice president of corporate planning and legal affairs. Avi began his career in 1980 as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis.

  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Illinois
    B.S. - Accounting
  • Co-Founder, Crescent Capital
  • Co-Founder, Willis Stein & Partners
  • Co-founder, Lincoln Clean Energy

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