Eric leads the Strategy and Business Development team at Indigo. Prior to Indigo, Eric worked with rapidly growing high tech companies for over 20 years as both investor and operator.
In recent years, Eric served as a Managing Director of Trident Capital where he focused on supporting rapidly growing portfolio companies in the Enterprise Software and Internet Advertising & Marketing areas. Eric led growth investments in Jobvite (currently a board observer) and ThisMoment, as well as the buyout of the companies now known as OutMatch (currently the Executive Chairman). He also supported a growth investment in UserZoom (currently on the board of directors). Other portfolio companies that Eric has worked with include Ninth Decimal, 2CheckOut and Iconic Labs.
From 2006 to 2010, Eric served as founder and CEO of Perfect Escapes (acquired by Travelzoo), a specialty publisher of luxury travel and lifestyle websites. Earlier, he was CEO of The Intagio Group (acquired by ITEX), a media planning and placement agency and provider of corporate trading services. Before these roles, Eric worked in private equity as a Managing Director at Wand Partners, where he helped to manage $250 million of equity capital. He led investments in several companies, including Seedworks (acquired by Bayer AG) and Ensera (acquired by Mitchell/Hellman & Friedman). Eric began his career as an analyst at Wasserstein Perella & Co, where he worked in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Eric received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A from the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he worked at Bain Capital and Bain & Company. Eric was raised in Tucson, Arizona and lives with his family in San Mateo, California, where he is active in the Jewish community. He enjoys cycling, hiking and photography.
"I am energized by working on large and solvable problems. Perhaps none are bigger than the one we are solving at Indigo – working to feed our growing global population in a sustainable manner. In close partnership with growers, we harness nature with the help of transformational science and data analytics. I derive great satisfaction from working with the growers who are so close to our food supply."