Eric Beckman joined the IKAR Board in 2018 and is a member of its Finance and Building Committees. 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.