Eric Beckman joined the IKAR Board in 2018 and is a member of its Building Committee. You can find him at IKAR most every Shabbat and holiday, where he enjoys soulful prayer and shmoozing with friends over coffee. Eric is Co-Managing Partner of Breakwater Management, a private investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles. He was previously a Senior Partner at Ares Management and an officer of Ares Capital Corporation, a publicly traded investment fund. Earlier in his career he worked at Goldman Sachs and for the City of New York. He has served on the boards of several non-profits, including the Posse Foundation, where he chaired the L.A. Advisory Board. In addition to his role at IKAR, he is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University. Eric has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Yale Law School. He and his family live in Brentwood.