Eric is an expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. Over his 30-year career, he has built and led teams to create forward-thinking systems and applications that have gone on to win multiple awards and create new paradigms for how work can be done. During the past 20 years, he co-founded 4 tech startups and a startup incubator, has advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and mentored many future technology and business leaders.
Eric is currently Sr. Director of Innovation at Retail Business Services, a subsidiary of Ahold Delhaize – one of the world's largest retail food groups. Eric leads a team that catalyzes ideas, spreads a culture of Lean Startup thinking and behavior and drives technology and process innovation throughout the organization. His team has developed numerous partnerships with external organizations and academic institutions. Eric is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on topics of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, the Lean Startup, the Culture of Innovation, and new models of Experiential Education. Prior to RBS, Eric was Head of Innovation at Intralinks – a leading FinTech company supporting M&A deals and other secure financial transactions – where he led the development of a ground-up innovation program and the supporting strategy.