In Memoriam: J. Carter Beese Jr.

J. Carter Beese Jr., a venture partner with Boulder Ventures, committed suicide Sunday in his Malibu home, at the age of 50. Funeral services are scheduled for 11am ET tomorrow, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Beese joined Boulder in 2001 with an impressive financial resume. He previously had served as president of Riggs Capital Partners, and before that was an SEC commissioner, OPIC director and chairman of Alex. Brown International.

“Carter was a very up person with a wonderful personality,” Boulder general partner Larry Nacks told Dow Jones. “He brought really good council to our partnership and our partners.”

Beese is survived by his wife Natalie, daughter Courtney and sons John III, Wilson and Alex. The family told The Baltimore Sun that he was being treated for depression.