Eric joined Diversis as a Operating Partner with over 25 years experience as a serial technology business builder and global business executive. He is a proven Chairman, CEO, President/COO, Board Member, and go to market leader with software, mobile, AI/ML, healthcare, govtech, payments, and eCommerce experience who has built industry-leading products, global teams and companies. Prior to Diversis, Eric was with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, where he served as an Operating Partner and Board Chairman transforming multiple portfolio companies through oversight, support, and guidance in a hands-on, detail-oriented manner through the CEOs and management teams to accelerate growth and create transformational equity value. Eric has led multiple successful companies, transformations, and exits including successful mergers, acquisitions, and an IPO. He leverages a well-rounded background scaling early and mid-stage companies including Qpass, HipCricket, and Flowroute and leading in large publicly traded firms including Accenture, Citigroup, Amdocs, and Amazon.
Prior to Riverside, Eric was the CEO of Flowroute, a next generation API-first telecommunications software company where he built, scaled, and led all areas of the business and eventually sold the company for a sector leading exit to an Apollo PE-backed, multi-billion-dollar communications and data insights company. Eric has supported the Seattle and Silicon Valley technology ecosystem by serving as a mentor for Techstars, an angel investor, and coach/advisor to technology founders, CEOs, and boards. Eric earned a BS in Engineering with a Computer Science emphasis from Stanford and an MBA from Duke.