Following a 30-year career as a restaurant owner and manager, Eric attained a PhD in Organizational Communication from UCSB with a focus on team dynamics, leadership, and relationships in the workplace.
Eric works with a variety of organizations, consulting on leadership development, team building, and strategy. He also draws on his experience – with starting businesses, marketing, operations, HR, inventory management, business development, and more – to advise small businesses on tackling a wide range of challenges from market-validating a business idea to assessing how to expand to multiple locations. Eric is lecturer in Technology Management at UCSB and a regular presenter on LinkedIn Learning.
When Eric was approached to teach for WEV, it felt like a natural fit. As an instructor, and now as a business consultant as well, he gets to use his expertise to improve the local business community.
“ Of all the things that I do, WEV most consistently gives me the chance to make a real direct and powerful difference in people's lives.”