F. Steven Pearl is CEO of Cross Continental Capital LLC, a private equity firm that invests in a gamut of strategies including early stage companies. Previously he was President of The Oak Group for 29 years, a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), General Manager of one of the largest Chevrolet Dealers in the country, and an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co (PW&CO). His education includes a BS from The University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. He is a CPA and CGMA. He believes his unique background in risk from the CBOE, audit from PW&CO, and F&I have enabled him to control risk and loss ratios.