Meet Our Team

Advisory Partners

Charles L. Schroeder

Charles is a Founder and Advisory Partner of Northstar Capital. Charlie has wide-ranging experience as a senior lender and private equity investor with special strengths in marketing, business development, and credit analysis.

Prior to founding Northstar Capital, Charlie served as Investment Manager at Churchill Capital, Inc. He also has previous experience as an account executive and investment advisor at Salomon Brothers, Inc. (London) on the equity futures and options desk and as a senior lender at Citibank, N.A. in the ship finance group. Charlie received a B.A. from Reed College and an M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Charlie is a CFA® Charterholder. Charlie enjoys competitive sailing, including participating in the Fastnet Race, the ARC, local and Great Lakes racing.

Scott L. Becker

Scott is a Founder and Advisory Partner of Northstar Capital. Scott has wide-ranging experience as a private equity and mezzanine investor with specific strengths in fundraising, investment origination, and managing portfolio exits.

Prior to founding Northstar, Scott was Manager of Investments at Adler Management, the private family office of Gerald Rauenhorst founder of Opus Corporation. He also has previous experience in corporate development at General Mills, Inc. and small business loan origination at Control Data Business Centers, Inc. Scott received a B.A. from St. John’s University, an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. Scott is a CFA® Charterholder. While at St. John’s, he played for the legendary John Gagliardi on his 1976 National Championship football team. He now serves as a volunteer youth coach in his community. Scott enjoys teambuilding and is an active marathoner, including participation in The Boston Marathon.

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Peter Seidler: (1960-2023)

Peter Seidler was not just a business partner but a cherished friend whose impact cannot be measured. As a cornerstone of Northstar Capital’s first fund, his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication shaped Northstar’s trajectory, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Peter’s legacy extends far beyond his professional achievements. He leaves behind a legacy of integrity, empathy, and enduring friendship. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit lives on in the countless lives he touched and the memories we hold dear.

In remembrance of Peter Seidler, let us honor his legacy by embracing his values and carrying forward his vision for a brighter future.