Eric joined August Capital in 2010 to focus on investing in later stage growth companies to provide capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder liquidity. Eric has broad investing, transaction and operating experience in private and public growth companies.
Immediately prior to joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors where he invested in ecommerce and software companies; and financial technology and service companies. His transaction experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co including the position of Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Eric also served as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital.
Eric’s operating experience includes: CFO for Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation (ENBC) during the company’s initial public offering; CFO for Authorize.Net, which was acquired by Go2Net (GNET); and CFO of Provide Commerce (PRVD), which was acquired by Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA).
Eric received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Current Board Affiliations: AvantCredit, Blue Nile (NILE), Dydacomp, Integral Ad Science, PubMatic, SnagAJob, and Zulily (ZU). Other current and past investments include Bodybuilding.com (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive), CarHop, Veritec, TradingScreen, HighTower and Seaside National Bank.