Eric leads Hightail’s development charge with his unique ability to successfully connect businesses, people and things that at first glance don’t appear to be an obvious match.
This talent first became apparent when he began applying his traditional business school training to cultivate B2B relationships in the cutting-edge dot com world, starting in the 90s at NETCOM Online and later for @Home Networks. The value of his strategic insights and commercial connections brought Eric to Yahoo! where he led a number of key initiatives, including a groundbreaking long-term partnership with the leading U.S. newspaper consortium.
Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Business Operations for AOL’s Consumer Applications Group, directing crucial monetization initiatives and the acquisition of innovative startups.
Eric has a BA in Mathematical Economics from Pomona College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
But perhaps his most valuable education came as a teenager when his family moved to Hong Kong. Being immersed in a new culture was significant in developing Eric’s ability to view the world from various vantage points. No wonder he has such a keen eye for bold opportunities.